First Circle

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To help business owners achieve growth beyond their wildest dreams; to expand their First Circle past their family and friends. They are creating great technology which allows us to bring together the best businesses. We provide them with the funding and support they need to grow for many years to come. They do this with a simple online account, advanced data analytics, dedicated customer success representatives, and a community of business owners complete with a host of useful resources.
HQTaguig, PH
Employee Ratings4.4

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)115(+2%)
Job Openings8
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Key People/Management at First Circle

Justin Hart

Justin Hart

Chief Operations Officer
Christopher Burgess

Christopher Burgess

Chief Investments Officer
Sean Gill

Sean Gill

Chief Product Officer
Benedict Carandang

Benedict Carandang

Vice President for External Relations
Karla Eunice Mesina

Karla Eunice Mesina

General Counsel
Ramon Lopez

Ramon Lopez

Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
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First Circle Office Locations

First Circle has an office in Taguig
Taguig, PH (HQ)
3rd Avenue corner 26th Street, E-Square Zone, Crescent Park West,, Bonifacio Global City
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First Circle Financials and Metrics

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First Circle total Funding

$28.5 m

First Circle latest funding size

$26 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

First Circle investors

First Circle's latest funding round in October 2018 was reported to be $26 m. In total, First Circle has raised $28.5 m
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First Circle Cybersecurity Score

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First Circle Online and Social Media Presence

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First Circle Blogs

First Circle Stories: RCY Printing Services

Elaine Bautista, Co-proprietor and Operations Manager of RCY Printing Services, recounts how First Circle’s presence has aided her company, especially during times when funds were tight. Rendering printing services for private companies and government agencies, RCY had to ensure that the…

Top 5 Small Business Trends in 2020: What you need to know

The Philippine business landscape has been shaken this first quarter of 2020 — From the Taal eruption in January to the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Businesses have continuously been floored by different external factors. The question now arises, how can businesses especially the millions…

First Circle Stories: DBTIC 19:13 Co.

DBTIC 19:13 Co. was set up in 2012 by James Navarro's mother, supplying fruits and vegetables to commissaries. 

COVID-19 Business Contingency Plan: Benefits of a WFH Policy

Filipinos had a tough couple of days this past week as the government had to enforce stricter mandates similar to a lockdown, in response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Not all had a business contingency plan drafted. This is not just a local problem as the …
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First Circle Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are First Circle key executives?

    First Circle's key executives are Justin Hart, Christopher Burgess and Sean Gill.

  • How many employees does First Circle have?

    First Circle has 115 employees.

  • Who are First Circle competitors?

    Competitors of First Circle include Nova Credit, ID Finance and Droit Financial Technologies.

  • Where is First Circle headquarters?

    First Circle headquarters is located at 3rd Avenue corner 26th Street, E-Square Zone, Crescent Park West,, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

  • Where are First Circle offices?

    First Circle has an office in Taguig.

  • How many offices does First Circle have?

    First Circle has 1 office.