top of page

An All-Virtual Workforce: F(DEV) & BE-fied/FilPass

We are bringing you success stories of collaborations between our corporations and future-thinking startups. F(DEV), a top digital venture in the Philippines, has fully adopted a work-from-anywhere WFA setup. The flexibility to operate in both virtual and physical spaces presented a need to provide a more accessible way to identify its diverse workforce. F(DEV) partners with Filpass to enable digitized identification for its 200+ virtual employees.

About F(DEV)

F(DEV) is the premier corporate-led venture builder in the Philippines.The mission is simple – serve and empower underserved communities and transform industries through technology-based business models. F(DEV) takes a startup idea from lab to market scale-up rapidly. Backed by the Filinvest conglomerate, F(DEV) leverages its extensive resources and ecosystem to deliver light speed and sustained acceleration to new ventures. The team brings together deep experiences from the tech startup world and corporate entities, with diverse backgrounds in banking & finance, real estate, hospitality & F&B, agriculture, infrastructure, energy & utilities, retail, and technology.

About BE-fied/Filpass

FilPass is a tamperproof technology solutions provider committed to building a robust, secure, and scalable digital identification and authentication ecosystem that the public and private sectors can leverage to decrease costs, increase efficiency, and deliver value-added services.

It creates a seamless platform for issuing authorities to issue tamperproof verifiable documents and provides the recipient with a digital identity to manage their credential life cycle.

As part of the AWS Partner Network (APN), FilPass establishes a standard and universal trust framework that empowers all Filipinos to engage in a broad range of secured transactions and interactions domestically and internationally.

The Partnership

As the world returns to normal, a large majority of Filipinos still prefer a hybrid or remote workplace arrangement. F(DEV) recognized this need and has permanently digitalized its workforce -- enabling a culture of collaboration and asynchronous productivity in the process. This shift also attracted the best talents in the local tech industry, diversifying its team to include employees outside of Metro Manila. Shifting to a hybrid workplace arrangement presented a need for a trusted and secure identification system for its employees. Through its partnership with BE-fied/FilPass, a tamperproof technology solutions provider, F(DEV) intends to adopt a robust, secure, and scalable digital identification and authentication system in its organization.


  • Q4 2021 - discussion and requirements gathering for the project on digital ID

  • Q1 2022 - signed proposal

  • Q2 2022 - expected implementation

Key Takeaways

  • Regular meetings are needed to move the project forward.

    • Regular meet-ups ensure that the team is focused on meeting targets and milestones and is headed in the right direction.

  • Don’t be afraid to pivot.

    • How the project was ideated may not be how it is eventually executed depending on the customers’ needs.

  • Contribute using each other’s strengths

    • Both partners have strengths that can contribute to the project’s success.

How Plug and Play Can Help

Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations. Collaborating with startups is a great source of inspiration and innovation, but it can also be a challenge at times. Let us show you how to adopt the concept of open innovation to help your business succeed.


Filpass is part of our GIA Manila Acceleration Program Batch 1 which seeks to help Singaporean startups expand their market reach to the largest emerging market economies in Southeast Asia. The GIA is an initiative of Enterprise Singapore (ESG), in partnership with IMDA. Comprising a network of Singapore and overseas partners in major innovation hubs and key demand markets, GIA programmes focus on technology and innovation. Plug and Play is Singapore’s GIA Partner in Jakarta and Manila.

Find out more about our GIA Manila program here.


Recent Posts

batchhighlights, goal, globalinnovationalliance

HiveBotics showcases Abluo Robots at NUS DeepTech Venture Showcase 2024


Cultivated Seafood Companies Umami Bioworks and Shiok Meats Announce Merger Plans

industryinsights, smartcities, sustainability

Building Sustainable Cities with Startups: An Exclusive Interview with Plug and Play’s Kishore Ravichandran

Want to receive the latest industry trends, news and event updates?
Want updates on the latest news and events from Plug and Play APAC?

Join our mailing list today!

APAC SUMMIT: 1 Day of Innovation, 50 Startups, 1 Platform

bottom of page