Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ChatbotPH Becomes the First Artificial Intelligence Company to Join the Sterling Paper Group of Companies (SPGC)

Posted By: The Mail Man - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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(From L-R): Sterling Paper Group of Companies President Gerry Lim Bon Hiong, Sterling Paper Group of Companies CEO and Chairman of the Board Henry Lim Bon Liong, ChatbotPH Co-Founder and CEO Ron Baetiong, and ChatbotPH Co-Founder Stephen Ku.

PH’s First Chatbot agency now part of one of the nation’s fastest-growing
conglomerates.

ChatbotPH, one of the pioneering messenger chatbot agencies in the Philippines, announces that it has joined Sterling Paper Group of Companies (SPGC) through an acquisition deal. The agreement was formally reached last February 1, 2018.

Founded back in 2017 by co-founders Ron Baetiong, JC Velasquez, and Stephen Ku, ChatbotPH has changed the customer service and automation game through custom-built, AI powered virtual assistants or chatbots. Beyond developing chatbots, the organization helps clients constantly improve their bots through regular AI training and R&D. The organization currently services organizations in the nightlife, banking, and retail industries, among others.

ChatbotPH now becomes part of the Sterling Paper Group of Companies. Started as a maker of photo albums and stationeries, SPGC is now a conglomerate with businesses ranging from school and office supplies to real estate and agri-business. Some of the companies under the SPGC wing include Sterling Paper Enterprise, Expressions Book Store, Openovate Labs, SL Land, and Sterling Global Call Center.

(From L-R): SL Agritech Corporation Chief Operating Officer Christian Brian Lim, Sterling Paper Group of Companies Senior Vice President and SACC, Treasury Head Josie S. Farnacio, Sterling Paper Products Marketing Director Michelle Lim-Gankee, Sterling Paper Group of Companies CEO and Chairman of the Board Henry Lim Bon Liong, ChatbotPH Co-Founder and CEO Ron Baetiong, ChatbotPH Head of Customer Success Ivy Barnachea, and Openovate Labs Founder Christian Blanquera

ChatbotPH’s amazing twelve-month growth proves the mainstream acceptance of chatbots. With this acquisition, the company receives more resources create more chatbot products that serve not just companies, but the nation as a whole.

"This acquisition of Sterling allows us to double down on the momentum that we have built on 2017 and scale our operations in order to help more businesses utilize the power of chatbots and AI," says ChatbotPH Co-Founder and CEO Ron Baetiong. "We're very excited to be part of the Sterling family and we look forward to creating great chatbots for Filipinos to use."

“Chatbot.ph is the third tech company acquisition that the Sterling Paper Group of Companies acquired in six months time,” says Sterling Paper Group of Companies Chairman Henry Lim Bon Liong. “We believe that Chatbot.ph is really the future of how technology can further enhance and improve customer service of businesses and also allow easier and faster access to information for the users.”

“Chatbots can support businesses in relations to customers 24/7 and chat simultaneously with thousands of customers,” adds Sterling Paper Products Marketing Director Michelle Lim-Gankee. “We believe we found the right company with a great pool of talent that can propel us to contribute a faster service level and customer satisfaction to the society.”




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