Filipina Rachel De Villa, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cropital, has been named in Forbes Asia’s list of young gamechangers in the field of finance and venture capitalism.
The Finance and Venture Capitalism category of the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list recognizes young leaders who influence how money flows in the global economy.
The 23-year old De Villa founded Cropital, a crowdfunding platform that helps finance Filipino farmers.
Cropital won the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop’s Manila leg organized by the US Embassy in Manila and Go Negosyo.
De Villa was also recognized by Forbes for winning several awards, including Women Empowerment Scholarship from Unilever Philippines’ Creamsilk, Smart Developer Network, and Internet.org’s Mobile Web Developer Challenge sponsored by Talk n Text, Startup Summit Philippines National by Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines.
The Forbes Asia inaugural list cites 30 young innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders from Asia who are under 30 years old, in 10 categories. The list features the region’s most accomplished and acclaimed individuals in technology, industry, business, arts, culture, media, entertainment and sports, and healthcare science.