About Qatalyst

We are a VC firm in the Philippines that provides financial support, operational know-how, network building, and expert guidance to startups and business leaders all over the globe.

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The Qatalyst Difference

True to its name, Qatalyst ignites change by empowering change makers across different communities. We foster relationships to create innovative solutions that impact society for the better.

We seek change makers

Catalysts seek partners with shared values, enable them, and empower them to sustain change and pay it forward.

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We connect communities

Working together leads to stronger solutions. We are a VC firm with a bigger picture approach--build businesses and communities to achieve growth where necessary.

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We innovate for impact

Tech success is a transformative process. Qatalyst aids that by championing new ideas and methods that help bring relevant change to the real world.

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Qatalyst Ventures is a private market investor firm backed by dynamic minds. To helm our mission, we make sure we lead and practice our expertise in the theoretical, analytical, and practical sense.

Yano Que

Mariano Luis "Yano" Que leads Qatalyst Ventures Inc. as its president and founder.

Before devoting his time to Qatalyst, Yano served as Executive Director of Marketing and Sales for Kaepora Industries Inc. He then moved on to MLM Foods Inc. as the company's Purchasing Manager and eventual Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2017, he concurrently served as Operations Manager of MedGrocer and Investor-Advisor for Lifologic Holdings. He also served as a consultant and investor for a Korean cosmetic company.

Yano has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for the past 8 years and shows no signs of stopping.

Personal areas of interest are sustainable technology, healthcare, and F&B.

He is an Entrepreneurial Management graduate of the University of Asia and the Pacific and took further learning at Chicago Booth and the Ateneo de Manila University.

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Fatima dela Cruz

As Chief Investment Officer, Timmy leads the identification, selection, and monitoring of Qatalyst's portfolio companies and is jointly responsible for driving the company's overall strategy.

She joined the startup scene as a senior Business Development manager at MedGrocer, a HealthTech co. disrupting institutional healthcare and redefining the medicine experience for Filipinos. Prior to this, she spent over 5 years in the banking industry - specializing in designing trust accounts, escrows, and investment portfolios for high net worth individuals and public corporations. Driven by her passion for sustainability, Timmy is affiliated with Enduring Planet USA and was a consultant for Verne Energy Solutions, an advisory firm that aims to make green energy sources and energy conservation more accessible to the Philippine government and private institutions.

Timmy holds a degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines and is a graduate of the IFC Canada Certified Financial Consultant® program.

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Atty. Julio P.G. Bucoy, CFA

Julio is a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of Qatalyst Ventures.

He is a lawyer and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Julio completed his undergraduate degree in Accountancy with a minor in Economics at Fordham University and earned his law degree from the University of the Philippines.

Julio is presently the president of Cocolife Asset Management Company, Inc. He is concurrently a partner at the Yebra De Jesus & Loon Law Office and the head of Corporate Finance and Strategy of Cocolife, the largest Filipino-owned stock life insurance corporation in the Philippines, and is a member of the Board of Directors of its various subsidiaries and related companies such as UCPB General Insurance and Investment Companies managed by Cocolife Asset Management. He is also the corporate secretary of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the Philippines and the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines, two of the most prominent and prestigious organizations in the Philippine Financial and Capital Market Industry.

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