Shahab Shabibi is a man in a hurry. He founded his first two companies—a music portal and a sports media platform in his native Iran—when he was in his early teens. Then, after moving to the Philippines with his diplomat parents, he went on to achieve the fastest startup exit in the country’s history. At just 25, he’s already a serial entrepreneur.
Shabibi, named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for enterprise technology in 2017, is sticking to his zippy reputation with his latest venture, on-demand services marketplace MyKuya. Since the lockdown in March, MyKuya’s customer downloads have grown 4X with minimal marketing spend, according to Shabibi.