With a background in technology, startups, and humanitarian response, Israel initially came to the Philippines to help respond to Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Now, as founding member and CEO of Bloom Solutions, he navigates the volatile and exciting landscape of cryptocurrencies. Bloom Solutions is a fntech startup that provides access and greater financial inclusion to the under-banked, through the application of blockchain technology. The company is also pioneering easier transfers of remittance payments, helping countless Filipinos. Israel advises his peers and his team to “tackle tough problems, keep things fun, and build a team of individuals around you whose skills exceed your own.”
Who he looks up to: “Ed Catmull—for building a creative organisation."
The Gen.T 2018 List
50 of the brightest connectors, creative visionaries, influential innovators and disruptive talents in the Philippines.