Our Story


From Switzerland to the Philippines.

Arcanys is a Swiss software development outsourcing company with offices in Cebu City, Philippines. Run by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs and benefiting from the extraordinary skills of Filipino professionals, our company specializes in developing high-quality software from startups to established businesses, with a strong focus on innovation.

Evolving into a startup incubator and established business accelerator.

We have a passion for enabling business creation for people with fresh ideas. Over the years, Arcanys has grown from a classic software outsourcing company into an engine for launching new ventures and business ideas, propelling many startups off the ground. BUT also accelerating SMEs with their development needs by extending teams. We help them be on the market faster, getting more investments at a higher valuation.

The Tech world: a longstanding entrepreneurial love affair.

Alan Debonneville

Alan is a Swiss technology entrepreneur who has been living in Asia for 15 years, including the last 8 years in the Philippines. His first tech company, in Hong Kong and Shanghai, reached over 300 employees and raised 80M+ USD from Goldman Sachs and other banks in 2006. Since then, he has started multiple other companies. Arcanys, the current company he co-founded in Cebu, employs 150 people serving Swiss, European and Australian software companies. He is also an active mentor and lecturer with the MassChallenge accelerator in Lausanne, and the administrator of the Arcanys Early Learning Foundation, an NGO with 20 full-time teachers active in Cebu that has helped over 3,000 families teach mathematics to their children.

Frederic Joye

Fred had been working on IT and operational projects in the finance and software industry in Switzerland for 10 years before co-founding Arcanys in 2010. He carefully negotiated with and managed outsourcing suppliers as a corporate buyer on the one hand, and led delivery teams as an internal provider to operational departments at an executive level of listed companies in Switzerland, on the other. With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry in Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, Fred is now leading the worldwide sales and marketing efforts of Arcanys.

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