CONNECT

Maria Ressa
CEO

Rappler is an independent, digital-only social news network based in the Philippines. Moving beyond traditional journalism, the company provides a social media platform that connects factual reporting with public opinion in order to drive social change.

Rappler’s unique approach brings together journalism, civic engagement, and crowdsourcing to foster conversations that lead to real-world activism. Readers are encouraged to not only contribute their opinions and sentiment, but also become involved in content creation and community action. By engaging both hearts and minds, the company aims to inspire greater self-awareness, transparency, and responsibility in citizens and their communities.

Rappler’s footprint in the region is growing. In less than three years, they’ve become the third most popular news website in the Philippines and have since expanded to Indonesia.

SECTOR
For-profit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Asia
INVESTMENT LEAD
CV Madhukar
GOVERNANCE ROLE
Observer Rights