The crowdsourced mobile games publisher and advertising platform, GToken, has announced that the World Champion Boxer and Philippines Senator, Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, has acquired a meaningful stake in the Singapore based company.
With over a million users to date across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China, GToken has rapidly grown throughout Asia and is currently valued at an estimated USD 60 million.
“Since our launch in Singapore in December 2014, GTOKEN has garnered strong partnerships and support from the booming mobile gaming community across the region,” Kenneth Mark Yong, CEO of GToken said.
“We are especially honored to have Senator Manny Pacquiao believing and investing in our vision to build the fastest growing crowdsourcing community for gamers, developers and publishers alike.”
“As a world champion in professional sports and a fighter all my life, I know what it takes to succeed on the global scale,” says Senator Manny Pacquiao. “I’m confident that GToken has that special fighting spirit to be one of the strongest global players in the mobile gaming and advertising space and I’m proud to be part of the team.”
GToken’s founding investors include Mr Ivan Lee, a serial entrepreneur whose previous F&B company was acquired for approximately 100 million SGD. Mr Ivan is also the founder of Raging Bull, a private investment fund focused on tech.
Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, is a Filipino politician and world champion professional boxer. He is one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-‐division world champion in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.