May 24, 2024
Twala Included in 2024 Echelon Top 100 Startups

In a significant milestone for the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem, Twala has been named one of the Echelon Top 100 Startups for 2024. This recognition places Twala among the most promising and innovative companies in the region, highlighting its potential to drive substantial impact in the digital security sector.

The Evolution of TOP100

Launched in 2012, the TOP100 initiative began with a clear focus: identifying and nurturing the most promising startups in Southeast Asia by securing funding and investment opportunities. Over the years, the program has grown immensely, serving as a launching pad for numerous successful startups such as Gojek, Carousell, Carro, and As the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem continues to mature, TOP100 has adapted to meet the evolving needs of this dynamic landscape.

Today, TOP100 is a curated growth program that offers startups not just funding opportunities, but also regional visibility, mentorship, and access to business matching programs. The initiative aims to empower startups to reshape industries and leave a lasting mark on the Southeast Asian market.

Twala’s Journey to Recognition

Twala, a startup backed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines, has carved a niche for itself in the realm of intelligent document and digital identity technology. The company specializes in providing tamper-proof digital signatures, digital identity solutions, and intelligent document solutions. Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and secured by blockchain technology, Twala’s innovative solutions address critical needs for security and authenticity in the digital age.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, Twala stands out for its robust technological foundation and potential for industry disruption. Its inclusion in the Echelon Top 100 Startups for 2024 underscores the company's commitment to advancing digital security and its readiness to expand its impact across the region.

Echelon X 2024 Announcement

Twala's achievement was officially announced during the Echelon X 2024 event held in Singapore on May 16 and 17. This premier event brought together top startups, investors, and industry leaders from across Southeast Asia. Representing Twala at Echelon X 2024 were its co-founder and general partner, Atty. Third Bagro, and Business Development Head, Jiggy Calucag. Their presence at the event marked a significant moment for the company, providing an opportunity to showcase Twala’s cutting-edge solutions to a broad audience and engage with potential investors and partners.

Impact and Future Prospects

Twala’s recognition by TOP100 comes at a pivotal time as businesses and individuals increasingly prioritize digital security. The company’s solutions are poised to become integral in various sectors, including finance, healthcare, and government, where secure and verifiable digital transactions are crucial.

Being part of the TOP100 program provides Twala with significant advantages. The startup will benefit from increased regional visibility, connecting with potential investors and partners who can support its growth trajectory. Furthermore, access to mentorship and business matching programs will enable Twala to refine its strategies, scale its operations, and navigate the challenges of rapid expansion.

Twala’s inclusion in the 2024 Echelon Top 100 Startups is a testament to its innovative approach and the significant role it plays in enhancing digital security. As the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem continues to evolve, programs like TOP100 are essential in spotlighting startups that have the potential to lead transformative changes. With its advanced solutions and strategic backing, Twala is well-positioned to make a lasting impact on the digital landscape, not only in Southeast Asia but potentially on a global scale.


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