YouPoundit Named ASEAN’s Best Retail Startup

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Philippine ecommerce site was named as the Retail Startup of the Year at the 2015 Rice Bowl Startup Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It bested 376 other startups across the ASEAN region.

"...if we take care of the end customer, good things will happen.” — Kristian Salvo, founder and CEO,

Ecommerce site was declared the Retail Startup of the Year at the recently-concluded Rice Bowl Startup Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consumer electronics vendor bested peers from across Southeast Asia by combining quality online shopping experiences with hands-on customer care.

“This is a great honor not just for us but for the Philippine startup community as a whole,” said Kristian Salvo, founder and CEO of “The ASEAN startup scene has massive potential and we are thrilled to be in the company of all these rising businesses.” He was also quick to share the secret to their early success as he adds, “This also reinforces our plan of being a customer-centric business. That if we take care of the end customer, good things will happen.”

As one of the 10 winners, will be matched to interested investors and VC firms, plus media coaching.

The 2015 Rice Bowl Startup Awards—held last November 22, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—is the first event of its kind in the ASEAN region. It celebrates fledgling enterprises that harness technology to innovate and propel business in their respective markets.

A total of 376 up-and-coming startups were nominated for various categories in the competition, which was organized by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and initiated by the Malaysian Government. A panel of 30 judges evaluated each entry and based the selection of winners according to the following criteria: Business, Traction, Unique Selling Proposition and Investability.


Established in October 2014, has quickly become one of the go-to destinations for online shoppers in the Philippines looking for their favorite tech products. From smartphones and tablets, cameras and laptops, to headphones, wearables and other accessories, currently offers thousands of all-authentic products from over 50+ curated brands and growing. Paired with informative and fun content, plus a very high level of customer service, is now one of the biggest legitimate gadget online retailers in the Philippines.

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