Start-ups have been emerging all over Manila in the past few years. To date, there are an estimated 500 start-ups in the country, 60% of which were established between 2012 and 2017. Though this may seem a lot, most of them are successful and have become fully-fledged companies.
In 2001, Yondu
entered the startup scene with a dream to find and seize opportunities in
developing IT solutions at the dawn of the country’s digital age. With sheer
hard work and intense focus on its vision, it has successfully leveled up and
has expanded into a full-fledged company, employing hundreds of IT geniuses
creating ground-breaking tech solutions for various clients.
inception, Yondu has been navigating the changing technology landscape, guided
by the idea of integrating technology and talent to provide solutions for
businesses to achieve their objectives,” said Joan Penaflorida, the president
and one of the pioneers of Yondu.
Penaflorida, along with her fellow visionaries,
believed that there was a need to maximize the role of technology to help
businesses grow by showing them the importance of technology integration.
marries its passion for helping people and businesses grow with its expertise
in providing technological solutions that could lead to customer acquisition
and even bigger revenue. We value
how technology can enhance and improve people’s experiences. We are committed
to solving real-world problems,” she added.
Since it started,
Yondu marked several milestones and projects. Among these are a disaster
recovery application for a large well-known conglomerate, an online traffic
monitoring app for a company, and a government emergency and report hotline.
improve the quality of people’s lives, be it in terms of convenience, safety,
or preparedness. Yondu analyzes the problems of society and addresses these
through their technology. Thriving in a competitive industry means providing
services that are helpful and necessary to society and other businesses. It
also means having the technology to support your company and seeing it as an
avenue for growth.
consumers get bombarded with technological innovations, it becomes essential for
brands to find surefire ways to integrate tech in their processes,” said
Peñaflorida. “This is how Yondu operates: We solve problems by developing
technological innovations that improve society, while also constantly trying to
see if these need to be enhanced over time. This highlights the company’s
belief in constant growth through technology, ” she explained.
Necessity is the
mother of innovation, but Yondu believes in something deeper – and this is what
fuels the company in its efforts. Yondu combines passion, innovation, and
experience – delivering a holistic experience that elevates businesses and
contributes to society.
“Yondu is hopeful that more businesses will embrace incorporating technology to
improve their processes and deliver a better employee experience. Employees get
the opportunity to upskill when introduced to new technology. We believe that
businesses do best when they are open to innovations.”
The road to
transitioning from a start-up to a full-fledged company might be a long and
difficult one, but it is not impossible. Yondu is proof that great visions can
transform into a thriving company.
formula is simple: nurturing your company while never losing sight of its goal
and purpose. Their transition to becoming a full-fledged company is one true
testament of how great vision, fueled by consistent action, can yield great