Setting solid foundations for startups

You need more than money,

you need great people.

What we offer
What we offer

The Arcanys edge

Tech Execution

This is our key differentiation. We're going further than anyone has ever gone in the level of support we bring to startups. Along with your team, we help you refine your vision and literally execute it with our technical teams following your guidance. This doesn't mean you can just delegate it to us: at all times, one of the founders must remain in control of product development.

Mentorship

Besides our founding team, our network of founders, mentors and entrepreneurs is wide. What matter is putting you in touch with the right person who will give you the right guidance whenever needed.

SaaS Experts

Our extensive experience in designing, building, and deploying software for clients from a wide variety of domains and industries means we are intimately familiar with the many challenges and pitfalls of going from idea to product. We leverage lessons learned from past projects in order to quickly identify solutions to typical problems, or avoid problems in the first place.

5x more bang for your buck

The people and talent that we've gathered and cultivated over the years are world-class, while our rates remain well below many top-tier agencies. This significantly stretches your funding, and allows you to get more design and development work accomplished than if you had hired other agencies that charge more per hour for the same level and quality of work.

The recipe for success
  • Initial package
  • Additional Services

The team

Alan Debonneville

Co-founder and Partner

Alan has an extensive background in start-ups and innovation. One of his major accomplishments is an e-commerce company he founded that reached more than 1 million customers in a single year. All in all, the venture raised more than US$80 million from Goldman Sachs and other VC firms.

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Since then, Alan has launched, mentored and invested in various technology startups. He has personal expertise in developing e-commerce, gaming, education and SaaS ventures. However, he enjoys dealing with any business linked to web and mobile technologies. Since 2012, he has also launched a successful early learning non-profit organization with currently 30 full-time teachers.

Frederic Joye

Co-founder and Partner

Fred has many years of experience in growing international businesses. He has been leading the sales, marketing and business development arms of Arcanys from day one. Arcanys is one of the most respected software development companies, not only in the Philippines but also in Europe, the US, and Australia.

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Fred has a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, both of which he believes enable start-ups to solve global issues at an unprecedented scale, through technology. Working with, and being part of, startups that one day will change the way people live and do business is the reason behind the creation of Arcanys Labs with Alan.

UX/UI Team

Awesome design specialists

With their extensive experience and the constant mentorship from our senior designers Beau Ginbey and Ken Ruelan, the Arcanys UI/UX design team has just the right expertise and set of skills to assist startups crafting the clean, appealing, and intuitive interface they need, as well as creating a unique user experience in a synchronous marriage of usability and business value.

Development Team

Cool kids and their senior web architect

A partnership with us will get you two remarkably skilled coding masters, who are more than ready to roll up their sleeves to create the efficient, robust system your start-up needs. All our developers follow the best practices in the industry, and on top of that, each project is overseen and reviewed by our Senior Web Architect Eric Jeker.

QA Team

Kickass software testers

Ensuring that all teams consistently deliver excellent high quality applications and software products, the detail-oriented QA team painstakingly tests and validates the software solutions Arcanys teams build. They don't just make sure the applications or software are bug-free and offer a seamless holistic user experience, they also make certain that the developers meet the project’s technical requirements and design guidelines established with you.

Project Management Team

Terrific coordination brainiacs

Responsible for driving the work throughout the development process, the amazingly adroit Project Management team works closely with you and your team. They ensure that all aspects of the work are on track and that processes are working as they should. They offer expert assistance throughout the project—from determining technical requirements and project objectives to the actual software development to completion and delivery.

Portfolio

  • Register Now
  • Medulla
  • Payment Logic
  • Think it Twice
  • Advanced Sports Instruments

Register Now is an online registration platform specifically designed for event organizers to streamline their registration process management. Launched in 2003, the SaaS startup has grown successfully in the Australasia region with over 1,000 active clients and more than 500,000 registrations per year. Looking to revamp their system’s interface and develop new customizable features in the most cost-effective and efficient way, they engaged Arcanys in 2016 with a few devs.

With a solid trust in their business model and over three years of working together, we witnessed how they work and collaborate with us, their capacity to deliver, and their friendly and honest personalities. So when they decided to run a funding round for the development of new modules in early 2020, we saw an opportunity to take the partnership further and thought it was the right time to invest with them.



A cloud-based smart factory platform founded in 2016, Medulla aims to be a customizable digital bridge between a manufacturing company’s shop floor and ERP (enterprise resource planning) processes. Gaining fresh funding and scouting for a dependable tech team after experiencing cultural, time zone, and quality challenges with their previous provider, Medulla hired Arcanys in 2018. They were able to design a brand new user interface, build key user features, and enhance their modules with a dedicated tech team composed of 2 full-time developers, a QA, a project manager, and an on-demand UX designer.

After launching their MVP and getting their first couple of paying customers a year after they started, Medulla quickly decided to call for outside investment and engage in a seed funding round to develop new modules and augment their pipeline. Having developed substantial user bases and proving that they were prepared for success on a larger scale, it only made sense for Arcanys to come forward as an investment partner, rather than bring outside investors.



Payment Logic is an automated payment platform that allows Australian businesses to quickly and easily pay for their business expenses with their credit cards or bank transfers while optimizing cash flow, earning reward points, and preventing fraud with secured transactions. Two full-time Arcanys .NET developers joined them in 2016, cost-efficiently supplementing the Payment Logic team working on the platform.

In just two years, their dedicated Arcanys team ramped up from 2 to 10 people. Confident and positive about the people behind Payment Logic and their ways of doing business, we let them know of our interest to invest. In early 2020, the opportunity presented itself when Payment Logic realized they could develop a whole lot more additional tools to their system but lacked resources due to the COVID crisis. So they engaged in fundraising. Instead of calling for outside investors, though, they decided to add an extra 5 developers from Arcanys to accelerate their product development, as a form of investment.



A brainchild of the former LVMH executive Antoine Vatar, Think it Twice is a company that aims to reinvent corporate training via a seamless fusion of proven traditional training concepts and technology. The company was originally founded in 2014 and launched its first online training platform the next year to meet its clients' evolving needs. Determined to continuously diversify, it upped the ante by collaborating with Arcanys to develop its mobile platform, Albert. With an interdisciplinary team (developers, QA, project manager, business analyst, and CTO) responsible for developing its backend CMS and maintaining its software application, Think it Twice was more than ready to make great strides.

As the company was proving the worthiness of its model and products, Arcanys decided to invest in its second and third rounds of investments. Aiming to transform their product into a full-fledged self-service SaaS product and ensure steady growth, Think it Twice engaged in multiple funding rounds.



Advanced Sports Instruments is a Swiss tech company established in 2011 that develops wearable technology and tracking solutions to analyze the movement of athletes in different team sports. Experts in ultra-precise on-board sensors, they were searching for skilled software engineers to develop intuitive web dashboards for one of their projects, FieldWiz—a tracker dedicated to team sports that generates heat maps and other physical statistics of players in the field. Arcanys skillfully stepped in with its engineers in Web and SaaS technology. And when Advanced Sports Instruments engaged in a funding round, Arcanys saw an opportunity to strengthen the partnership further and decided to invest in the project themselves.



"When it comes to welcoming a new shareholder to your company, obviously, you want to go with someone you know and can trust. We’ve entrusted Arcanys with our software development operations for years, and developed a solid partnership with them. So bringing them in as investors is a lot more valuable to us than bringing in other passive investors."

Matthew Bisset CEO, Register Now

"I find it impressive how well our partnership has worked. My experience with the Arcanys team over the past 24 months has demystified the entire remote/offshore model that I was once quite skeptical about. Their team of developers demonstrates a level of foresight that is rare among outsourcing firms I’ve worked within the past. They demonstrate a great balance between taking initiative and asking for clarity when direction is required. It has been a very favorable experience. And since we were in the position of raising funds, it was only natural to do it with them."

Neil Baker CEO, Medula

"Our experience with Arcanys to date has been outstanding. By supplementing our team with Arcanys resources, we have been able to significantly grow our company for a fraction of the cost of hiring local employees. Having Arcanys on board as shareholders is the best form of investment we could think of. Since we know they have exactly the skills, experience, and mindset we need."

Mark Nimco Co-founder and DTO, Payment Logic

"Arcanys team is working well and is well organized. Although our project comports very specific technical constraints, Arcanys developers were able to provide us a good implementation. An initial training was necessary to bring the developers aware of the project details, but after that the development became very efficient. The project is well structured with a modern management methods."

Lionel Yersin CTO, Advanced Sports Instruments

"By stepping in as an investor at a crucial time when we needed to take the next step in our development, Arcanys opened new expansion possibilities for us. And because they’re also a business partner whom we’ve known and collaborated with for years, they play a key role in helping us think through our product enhancements."

Antoine Vatar Founder, Think it Twice

What do startups get out of the program?

Tech execution
Mentorship
Team augmentation flexibility
Long-term partnership
A wide variety of additional services

Tell us your story.

Should I Apply?

  • If you need a ton of software development hours, then preferably you get several full-time programmers. However, anything that doesn't revolve around a web or mobile strategy is outside our area of interest.
  • There should be 2 co-founders or more, with at least one who will be dedicated full time to the project, and also a coding CTO / lead developer on board.
  • You should have a robust pitch deck that has the following:
    • company purpose
    • problem
    • solution
    • market size
    • product / service
    • business model
    • competition
    • financials
    • team
  • It is advisable that you have a minimum of US$20,000 of self-funding available for company incorporation or an already existing company structure. More self-funding is always better.
  • You may already have an existing business, and may have struggled for some time. That is all right. We have no preconception on the “age” of your idea. We are equally interested in considering a project you may have been working on for a while as well as brand new ideas.
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