Nico Moreno is the founder and CEO of Ibarra Watches, a Philippine-made watch brand. The name Ibarra came from the famous novel Noli Me Tangere written by our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It values sophistication and style but more importantly, it also values substance and heart in its brand and its timepieces. He graduate from De La Salle University with the degree in BS Physics with specialization in Materials Science, Nico is a scientist by training. He had already published two international publications in Physics and spent two years in a multinational company before taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship. He crowdfunded for the launch of Ibarra’s new Salvador watch in 2017, and raised over P600,000 pesos.