Press Releases

DTI, QBO Innovation Hub launch Global AQELERATION Program to support tech startups’ market expansion activities in Southeast Asia

Feb 16, 2022• GOVPH

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and QBO Innovation Hub (QBO) have launched a market expansion program aimed at Filipino startups looking to pursue business opportunities in Southeast Asia.

#Seamless Webinar: Enabling eCommerce for Facebook Messenger and Instagram with ChatGenie

Jan 25, 2022• Yahoo FInance

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChatGenie and Messenger is sponsoring the February installment of Terrapinn's Seamless Webinar Series.The online event, scheduled for Feb. 10, will feature panel discussions on the theme "Enabling eCommerce for Facebook Messenger and Instagram with ChatGe

ChatGenie raises additional investment in recent fundraising campaign

Dec 24, 2021 • The Manila Times

CHATGENIE, a fast growing multichannel commerce platform startup company, reached another milestone by raising additional capital in its recent fundraising campaign as part of Accelerating Asia's fifth cohort.

ChatGenie raises addl investment in recent fund-raising campaign

Dec 22, 2021 • Business Mirror

Fast-growing Multi-Channel Commerce Platform development start-up company, ChatGenie, reached another milestone by raising additional capital in its recent fund-raising campaign as part of Accelerating Asia’s fifth cohort.

ChatGenie designed for MSMEs

Nov 17, 2021 • The Manila Times

CHATGENIE, a mini-app development startup company, introduces the MSME Booster Program, which aims to provide micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with six months usage of a free online store on Messenger, Instagram, Viber, GCash and other business tools.

Accelerating Asia Announces Fifth Cohort Startups, Deploys First Investment From Fund ll Into High Growth Pre-Series A Southeast And South Asian Startups

Nov 2, 2021 • Future Startup

Accelerating Asia, an international accelerator VC for pre-Series A startups, has unveiled its fifth cohort, deepening its presence in the region and increasing the percentage of impact and ESG startups in the portfolio, per a press release.

Accelerating Asia picks 9 startups for fifth cohort

Nov 2, 2021 • TechInAsia

Accelerating Asia, a Singapore-based early-stage venture capital fund, has announced its fifth cohort of pre-series A startups and its first batch of investments from its US$20 million Fund II.The accelerator has shortlisted as many as nine startups across Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the US. The venture fund said that shortlisted startups had already increased their monthly recurring revenue by more than 40% to an average of US$20,000 per month since joining Accelerating Asia last month.

Inside the Industry x Kumu: Taking businesses online with ChatGenie

SEP 1, 2021• Rappler

Online business and e-commerce in the Philippines skyrocketed amid the pandemic as many small businesses set up shop on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Viber. However, with countless apps to keep track of, how can vendors consolidate their online operations?

4 PH startups among Forbes’ ‘100 to watch'

August 11, 2021 •

Four startups from the Philippines made it to Forbes Asia magazine’s inaugural “100 to Watch” list, which spotlights notable small companies and startups on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region.

4 Filipino companies join Forbes Asia's '100 To Watch' list

August 10, 2021 •

MANILA, Philippines — Four Filipino firms made it to Forbes’ first ever list of Asia-Pacific’s small companies and startups that are on the rise.Chatgenie, Paymongo Philippines, CloudEats, and Kalibrr made the cut and was included in the international business magazine’s inaugural “100 To Watch” list.

Philippine firms break into Forbes Asia's '100 to Watch List'

August 10, 2021 • ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Four Philippine-based firms were listed among companies in the inaugural Forbes Asia 100 to Watch List.Forbes said the list "spotlights notable small companies and startups on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region."Companies were chosen based on their "growth path" despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Forbes said

Pinoy tech startups elevate customer experience through technology

July 30, 2021 • The Manila Times

ACCORDING to the "e-Conomy SEA 2020" report of Google, Temasek, and Bain and Company, around 37 percent of Filipino digital service consumers are new and 95 percent of them intend to continue using at least one digital service post-pandemic. As e-commerce emerges, entrepreneurs and consumers must continuously adapt and learn how to utilize digital platforms and technology to their maximum advantage.

ChatGenie.PH partners with GCash, GLife Program to empower more online merchants

May 26, 2021 • Manila Bulletin

ChatGenie.PH, an end-to-end online store platform within Facebook Messenger, is now made available to GLife merchants through a partnership with GCash. Merchants within GLife can now use ChatGenie, allowing them to collect online orders and pay via GCash.

A life in ‘tech’

March 21, 2021 • The Manila Times

Gaming consoles presented Ragde Falcis, co-founder and chief executive officer, Gorated Innovation Labs, the gateway to embarking on a career in technology.“I still vividly remember my older brothers playing Rockman on the family computer, and giving the controller to me every boss stage” he recalls. “After that first encounter with video games, I grew up chasing every possibility of playing computer games. Growing up, I remember walking a few kilometers to a newly opened spot where they were renting out PlayStations.”

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