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#GamingIsLife: Catch ESGS 2021 streams on kumu!

November 18, 2021 | 4 mins read

The Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) returns for another online installment on November 19 to 21. The three-day event is jampacked with esports and  gaming action – from tournaments, show matches, exciting gaming titles, webinars, competition, freebies and more! And now, for the first time, you can watch the highly anticipated gaming event on…

Former Disney exec Anand Roy joins kumu as SVP of Strategy and International

November 4, 2021 | 6 mins read

Social entertainment app kumu adds former Disney executive Anand Roy to its leadership team as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and International. Anand joins Kumu after spending 17 years at Disney in various positions, most recently, as the Regional Director of Music and Live Entertainment in Southeast Asia. “We've always looked up to Disney…

kumu raises Series C led by General Atlantic, aims to create the world’s largest participatory social network with over US$100m total funding to date

October 27, 2021 | 9 mins read

MANILA, Philippines, October 27, 2021– Filipino social entertainment platform Kumu has raised a Series C led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm with more than 40 years of experience scaling disruptive businesses internationally. Existing investors Openspace and SIG also participated. This transaction marks the largest equity financing to date for a Filipino…

kumu USA to host the first kumu mini con in Las Vegas

October 1, 2021 | 4 mins read

A convention filled with authentic Filipino talent? Yes, please! On October 15-16, 2021, the first kumu USA mini con will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, with special Kumunity appearances by Ruby Ibarra, AJ Rafael, JayR, Mica Javier, Mike Swift, and the Filharmonic. This is the first kumu convention to date, and everyone’s excited for…

“The Heart of kumu”: Eula Claire Ponte, VP of Kumunity Operations, on Growing Together With Your Company

September 30, 2021 | 8 mins read

“I took the road less taken.”, says Eula Claire Ponte (@alueclaire), recalling that fateful decision she made to join kumu, a then unknown company barely past its first year of operation. She elaborates on the situation, one that we’re all too familiar with: It’s early 2019, and she’s about to graduate university—a Chemical Engineering student,…

QMK with AC Bonifacio aims high! 1 million peso drop this Friday!

September 22, 2021 | 3 mins read

Before the weekday ends, some Kumunizens will be walking away with a lot of money! kumu’s iconic gameshow Quiz Mo Ko (QMK) is about to play another 1 million peso prize pool, scheduled for this Friday, September 24, 2021, 9 PM PHT. You can feel the hype within the Kumunity, as weeks of clues, livestream…

The PBB Kumunity Celebrity Edition Campaign: The search for 2 new Celebrity Housemates is on!

September 20, 2021 | 3 mins read

The Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity has officially kicked-off the Celebrity Edition audition campaign--with a #kumufied surprise! The Kumunity has the power to vote in 2 Bronze and Silver badge streamers into Kuya’s house, where they will be part of the Celebrity Housemates. This PBB Kumunity Celebrity Edition campaign will have its first phase from…

The Bayanihan spirit: kumu Bayani Festival empowers charities in one powerful movement

September 16, 2021 | 7 mins read

kumu recently wrapped up its first–ever Bayani Festival, an 8-week long virtual events series dedicated to making a difference. Held in partnership with 9 non-profit organizations, the online festival brought together wholesome fun, heart, and charitable causes – with a #kumufied twist, of course!      View this post on Instagram   A post shared…

kumu 101: The masterclass for jump-starting your kumu career

September 15, 2021 | 3 mins read

Got a Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) audition you want to ace? Or maybe a kumu Campaign you want to win? Or maybe, you just want to be the best, coolest kumu livestreamer that you can be. Either way, the new kumu 101 show is your program to level-up your livestreaming game and Kumunity street-cred. Launching…