About

F(DEV) is the premiere corporate-led venture studio in the Philippines taking a startup idea from lab to market scale-up rapidly. We are led by seasoned entrepreneurs, product specialists, venture operators, data mavens, designers & engineers.

We aim to serve and empower underserved communities and transform industries through technology-based business models.
Our Mission
To venture into new tech-driven businesses that reach
massively underserved markets in the Philippines.
F(DEV)
is an organization that creates startups, typically by providing the initial team, strategic direction and capital for the startup to reach product-market fit.

The venture studio's employees can decide to stay in the portfolio company or return to the studio to work on a new startup.
Cause & Impact
Our mission is our north star. It is what drives us to create and support technology-based businesses that have the potential to greatly affect positive change in massively underserved markets.
Funding & Support
Through the Filinvest conglomerate, we leverage on our extensive resources and ecosystem to deliver light speed and sustained acceleration to new ventures.
Network & Reach
Our rich history and presence in banking & finance, real estate, hospitality & F&B, agriculture, infrastructure, energy & utilities, retail, and technology serve large middle markets in the Philippines.
People & Startup DNA
We know startups. We understand big businesses. Our team brings together deep experiences from the tech startup world and understand how to partner with startups as a corporate entity.

Life at

F(DEV)

People & Culture
At F(DEV), we believe that together, everyone achieves more. With our diverse backgrounds and expertise, everyone gets to contribute to the bigger goal—from the interns to the decision-makers. We are customer-driven and hyper-focused in creating impactful work. We challenge ideas, gather insights, pivot when needed, and most importantly, celebrate wins.
Learning & Upskilling
We believe in the transformative power of technology. As advocates of creating solutions that serve the underserved, we must empower our team with the right tools and industry knowledge. Our learning events invite industry leaders to talk about trends, forecasts, and new ways of working.
F(DEV) Processes
Build, test, measure, iterate, and repeat. This is how we launch awesome ventures faster than you can say "Jabbawockeez". We take user feedback seriously as much as how we take our coffee. We love solving business challenges through collaboration and design thinking workshops. We believe everything is "figure out-able" by harnessing the power of technology.

Our Founders
& CEOs

Xavier Marzan
F(DEV) MD/CEO
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Louie Bernardo
F(DEV) CPO
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Ian Sanchez
Founding GM/COO
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Isabelle Gotianun Yap
Founding GM
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Kok Chuan Lim
Founding CEO
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Claire Huang
Board of Advisor
A former president of ABC bank and business strategist of XYZ Industries.
Venture
Studio
F(DEV) map
Ground Floor, The Beaufort by Filinvest,
5th Ave. corner 23rd Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1634
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