Summit Media has invested in a Filipino live-streaming app

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by Elaine Lara | 4 days ago
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Have you always dreamed of being the next big thing online? Or maybe you’ve gotten tired of all the toxicity on Facebook? Why not try downloading and hanging out on Kumu, a Filipino-made live-streaming app?

Summit Media, TopGear.com.ph’s publisher, has taken a minority stake in the app. Aside from being a platform for Filipino creativity, Kumu allows users to earn money by joining online games like Quiz Mo Ko or Pinoys Doing Stuffs. Or if you simply want to pursue your dream of becoming an online sensation, you can use this app to do live-streams. We once chanced upon a user who live-streamed washing his car—and he managed to get thousands of likes and a handful of viewers, just by setting up his phone in front of his car while washing it.

And if watching a random guy cleaning his ride is not your thing, you can join a Kummunity. There are group chats or ‘Kummunities’ for different interests. Join the gearhead’s group, where users share droolworthy rides spotted on the road.

The live-streaming app is the second digital startup that Summit has invested in after POPxo, a website for millennial women in India. “Our investment in Kumu is an important addition to our portfolio. We are committed to investing in the future of media, as we are cognizant of our audiences’ rapidly changing needs,” shares Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Summit Media president and CEO.

Hey, Kumu, we bet our readers would like a Quiz Mo Ko about cars!

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