The kumu Podcast: kumu Kuwentuhan (and Beyond)

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Welcome to kumu Kuwentuhan (and Beyond); where we talk about starting and scaling tech rocketships in the region. kumu is a live streaming platform for Filipinos by Filipinos. With users all around the globe, the app has become a vibrant space where individuals can earn, connect, create and be their authentic self. Get ready to hear more about kumu's adventures and misadventures, and discover strategies from our peers, investors, and other thought leaders in the industry.

Download the kumu app on the Google Play Store, App Store and Huawei App Gallery. Visit our website at kumu.ph

All Episodes

As the creator economy continues to grow and evolve, more and more individuals are finding opportunities to earn from their unique skills and talents online. Hear more about how the creator economy got to be where it is today, as well as the anticipated trends, and learn about what platforms should do to further empower creators. From providing them the right monetization and backend tools, to nailing creator and audience matching and discoverability — these are just a few of the key ingredients to foster a space of equal opportunity. | Cast: Mika Reyes, Mafae Yunon - Belasco, Alex Tshering and Rexy Dorado | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Nov 5

1 hr 3 min

Social media has undeniably become so ubiquitous in our world today, largely due of the fact that different platforms have been able to capitalize on consumers trends — specifically those that revolve around community and content. Hear all about how social media players have employed strategies to wedge themselves further into communities, by championing key value propositions in order to own and build dynamic groups, and reshape content discoverability and interest graphs. And, discover the possible future directions that social media may be headed towards. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Akshay Bajaj and Oliver Segovia. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Sep 24

1 hr 13 min

Veteran hosts, Robi Domingo and KC Montero, definitely know a thing or two about making the best out of any hosting situation — even if it includes delivering jokes to a near-empty studio. Hear all about their experiences hosting different segments on the app, and how it's been to transition to live-stream content. From taking on virtual game shows, to major live events, they have had to overcome mishaps (including wardrobe malfunctions) to deliver the best quality entertainment. | Cast: Robi Domingo and KC Montero. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Apr 5

47 min 3 sec

Aside from good buys and solid entertainment, you will find the best shopping buddies on Shopkumu and Karlito's Korner. Hear what some of our e-commerce hosts have to say about the wonders of live shopping. Not only will you get a seamless experience when it comes to browsing, selecting and purchasing different products, you will also meet endearing hosts and trusted product experts who will make sure that you walk away with the perfect items. | Cast: RR Cervantes and Ruby Claire Prima. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mar 29

44 min 54 sec

For these two comedy quiz hosts, finding inspiration to make other people laugh has never been difficult. Especially because they're doing what they love with people who bring out the best in them. Hear the stories of Ashlii and Mc Pol who found their passions for hosting and delivering good vibes through kumu. Not only have they given a voice to the LGBTQIA+ community, they also learned to love themselves in the process. | Cast: Ashley Polinar and Mc Pol Cruz. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mar 22

38 min 57 sec

Though there are perks and privileges that you get when you are part of an official Kumunity Team, the real reward is finding a purpose through the connections you make. Listen as these team leaders from a few Kumunity Teams share how they've built a family and found more meaning during their time at kumu.| Cast: Denise de Jesus, Krister Ann Ferrer, Annabel Galindez, Jim Irving Sumagang and Clark Kenneth Taylo. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mar 15

42 min 39 sec

Despite hearing no after no, and taking big risks, everything falls into place if you stay true to yourself and persevere. These streamers know a thing or two about getting their big break through kumu. Though there is no special formula for success, there are steps you can take to get your name out on a bigger stage. It takes patience, dedication, a little strategy and a whole lot of passion for what you do. Oh, and of course a boost from the Kumunity doesn't hurt. | Cast: Jaycen Cruz, Monique de los Santos and Jhelo Cristobal. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mar 8

48 min 30 sec

What does it mean to be truly Filipino? Do you have to speak Tagalog or one of the one hundred dialects in the island? Or maybe it means getting a perfect score on Magic Sing every time.For these streamers residing in different parts of the world, they are constantly discovering that while being Filipino means something different to everyone, there are universal qualities that still make them proud to be Pinoy. Hear about their experiences, and find out how they redefine what it means to be Filipino. | Cast: Thea Astley, Tessa Albea and Francis Pega | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mar 1

50 min 55 sec

A world tour in 5 days? Totally possible on kumu. With just one click, you can perform your live set to audiences around the world from the comfort of your studio. Skeptical? Hear about how these kumu favorite musicians have used the platform to reach Filipino audiences around the globe. And listen to how it helped them collaborate with legendary and up and coming artists, all while breaking ground in the industry with their impassioned music. | Cast: Ruby Ibarra, DJ Rocky Rocky, DJ Buddah, Biggie to the X | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Feb 22

42 min 9 sec

How do you know when it's time to take your relationship to the next level? Maybe it's when your messages aren't followed by "charot" anymore. These couples who met on kumu know a few things about love and making relationships work against all odds. From working through the stigmas of online dating, to overcoming the challenges of LDR — these Kumunity couples share the ups and downs of being in a relationship in the time of Covid. | Cast: Chacha Quodala, Edizon Quodala, Homer Ramos and Zyra Monica. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Feb 15

39 min 58 sec

Whether your livestream has an audience of 1 or 1,000 you should always go all out — you never know who's going to be watching. That is just one of the many tricks of the trade shared by our kumu livestreamer of the year nominees. From creating unique content to winning campaigns, and even building a family on kumu — they have many secrets that may even help you make a name for yourself on kumu. | Cast: Apple Chiu, Dani Ozaraga and Ivoy Colo.  | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Feb 8

43 min 50 sec

With so many plans on the horizon, the future looks bright for kumu. From live e-commerce, to live events — these are only a few ways that the team will continue to innovate and build on what they already have. Hear about what kumu has in store in the season finale of kumu Kuwentuhan. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Sambie Rodriguez, Mariel Bitanga and Dana De La Vega | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Nov 2020

41 min 14 sec

Becoming the Disney Land of social media is no easy undertaking, so how does kumu do it? From what goes on in the app to the happenings in the workforce — values like authenticity, inclusivity and diversity guide the organization to becoming a safe space for all. Although it starts with listening to users to create better moderation guidelines, it also means extending the same standards to employees. | Cast: Victoria Herrera, Deanne Dalisay, James Rumohr, Irving Mendoza and Ron Taruc | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Nov 2020

42 min 23 sec

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room.” - Jeff Bezos. From a small, unknown startup, to the number one livestreaming app in the Philippines — kumu rose to become a household name. Listen to how a strong sense of vision coupled with effective communication, allowed the kumu brand to become what it is today. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado and Victoria Herrera | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Nov 2020

41 min 45 sec

When you have a high performing team, it's easy to fall victim to burnout.  Listen to how the People Team at kumu manage that by creating an environment that brings out the best in their employees. From having open lines of communication, to providing safe spaces — all these practices have created a culture of trust and authenticity. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Deanne Dalisay and Ella Cualbar | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Nov 2020

40 min 20 sec

From chaos comes creativity. So thankfully for the Programming Team, chaos seems to be the status quo.  Hear about what it takes to work behind the scenes of some of your favorite livestreams. From makeshift studios in cramped condos, to painfully awkward interactions with partners — it is all about rising above each challenge, while having fun along the way. | Cast: Angelo Mendez, KC Montero, Jorron Monroy, Elai Tabilog, Keith Arao and Tim Chu | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Oct 2020

40 min 28 sec

Growing a startup is far from straightforward. In fact it involves loops - a lot of complex loops. Meet a part of the Growth Squad who have navigated through those systems to help kumu scale up. And learn how they analyze data and feedback to build a product and company that can stand on its own. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Annette Osmeña and Victoria Herrera   | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Oct 2020

43 min 22 sec

Business idea? Check. Dedicated team? Check. Funds for the start up? Not quite. When starting a business, finding a way to raise the capital is no joke — hear it from Roland and Rexy themselves. Listen as they share their experience of pitching their idea to the different investors who helped them grow kumu. | Cast: Roland Ros and Rexy Dorado | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Oct 2020

45 min 6 sec

As a company, kumu has always promoted inclusivity — both within the app and behind the scenes. Meet the powerful and accomplished women who bring unique superpowers the table, all while creating a diverse and welcoming environment. Hear their stories and the words of wisdom they have to share on the season finale of kumu Kuwentuhan. | Cast: Victoria Herrera, Michiko Soriano, Mika Reyes and Deanne Dalisay | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Sep 2020

41 min 37 sec

There may be a small price to pay when you send a virtual gift — but the show of appreciation and support is priceless. Learn how the kumu team prompted a creator economy by introducing virtual gifting. Not only does it encourage streamers to keep sharing their talents, it also strengthens connections within the Kumunity. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Miguel Joven and Mica Pineda. | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Sep 2020

43 min 13 sec

Since the beginning of kumu's journey, the Kumunity has been important in more ways than one.  From creating content when no one was streaming, to patrolling the app to keep the space safe for all, hear how the they keep the kumu world going round. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, James Rumohr, Eula Ponte and Leri Uguil | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Aug 2020

34 min 46 sec

"If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late" - Reid Hoffman. Discover how the product team learned from early failures to build the kumu app that it is today. | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Andrew Pineda, Mika Reyes and Mari Martirez | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Aug 2020

39 min 21 sec

How did the crazy web of connections bring the kumu team together — and what made them take the leap of faith to join the company? Meet the real life Avengers who serve and protect the (kumu) world. Much like the Marvel heroes, each brings a unique power to the table. Learn more about how the gang got together, and how they sort through adversity and chaos (all while having fun and growing the company)! | Cast: Roland Ros, Rexy Dorado, Angelo Mendez, Andrew Pineda, James Rumohr, Victoria Herrera and Michiko Soriano | Song credits: High - ENSO360 | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Aug 2020

59 min 38 sec

We kick off our podcast by learning how kumu; the world's first social TV and livestream community, all started. From spoken word poetry, writing and activism, to NGO and social work in the Philippines — hear how co-founders Roland Ros and Rexy Dorado came together to connect the dots to create the super app kumu. | Cast: Roland Ros and Rexy Dorado | Song credits: High - ENSO360  | kumu is a powerful social media platform that brings the voices of Filipinos from all over the globe at the forefront. Aside from presenting users real-time earning opportunities as a live streamer, chances to win cash in various game shows, and engagement in campaigns, kumu also fosters communities that ignite relevant discussions among Filipinos. | Be part of the Kumunity now and download the app for free at the Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery | Visit our website at kumu.ph | Follow kumu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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Aug 2020

46 min 53 sec