The Final Pitch is the Philippines’ first business reality show where entrepreneurs pitch to an esteemed panel of investors who are searching to own a piece of the next big business idea.
The investors for the show’s second season which will air on CNN Philippines are the following:
Dr. Michael “Mikee” Romero, Ph.D. is a businessman, sportsman, and politician. Before joining government as a congressman, Romero’s publicly listed holding company Globalport 900 Inc. and other business interests have landed him a number of times in the Forbes Asia list of 50 Richest Filipinos in the Country. He is co-founding owner of Air Asia Zest Philippines and owns the Globalport Batang Pier franchise in the PBA. He is also a champion polo player who has lead his GlobalPort-Philippines polo team to numerous successful international campaigns.
William Tiu Lim is the President and CEO of Mega Global Corporation, the country’s largest sardines fishing and canning plant. Its flagship brand, Mega Sardines, is the no. 1 sardines brand in the Philippines. Its other products are Mega Creations Premium Sardines, Mega Tuna, and Mega Prime Canned Vegetables and Fruits. The company has since expanded into other businesses such as hotel and restaurant development, trucking, and financing.
Dino Araneta is the Founder and CEO of the country’s fastest growing start-up, QuadX. In just 4 years, this former President and Chief Strategy Officer of LBC Express, has grown QuadX to be the country’s premiere digital logistics company with 3 highly successful services in the market – Shipping Cart, CheckMeOut, and XPost.
Jet Yu is the 27-year-old millennial founder and managing director of real estate consultancy firm Prime Philippines. His firm, which he started four years ago, has provided commercial real estate solutions, research, and advisory services to over 3,000 clients such as developers, investors, and other businesses both locally and internationally. His firm has expanded with its office in Davao, and newly opened grade A co-working space in Quezon City called GreatWork Business Campus.