The chance to become a country’s first ever unicorn is no joke. And with a valuation that’s fast “approaching” the coveted US$1 billion mark, Mynt—the owner and operator of the Philippines’ leading e-wallet GCash—is close.

That’s a big deal since it could inspire the Philippines’ 110 million population—the world’s 13th largest—to start-up.

Mynt recently announced recently announced Tech in Asia Mynt bags $175M to capitalize on mobile payments Read more a fresh investment of US$175 million.

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Jum Balea

Jum is a Manila-based reporter for The Ken, where she covers startups and business across Southeast Asia, with a focus on the Philippines. She previously was editor for Tech In Asia, and business editor for Philippine media companies Rappler and ABS-CBN.

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