Manny Pacquiao is the Ambassador and Honorary Chairman of Japan-based NFT marketing company Systems Technologies Apps Robotics Trading (START) Inc.
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has been appointed as Ambassador and Honorary Chairman of Japan-based NFT marketing company Systems Technologies Apps Robotics Trading (START) Inc.
Fresh from his eventful exhibition match against South Korean martial artist DK Yoo over the past weekend, the former senator flew back immediately to Manila and took part in the contract signing formalities involving START Inc. and NFT One at the EDSA Shangri-La on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
The two companies, involved primarily in the creation and marketing of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), have been creating a lot of buzz in the Japanese NFT community because of their top-selling one-of-a-kind collections.
Under the leadership of its founder and CEO KOUSEI, START Inc. conceptualized its goal of establishing an online community that not only serves as a viable platform for NFT trade, but also as a more all-encompassing network comprised of reputable and predominantly Asian NFT-centric influencers from various parts of the globe.
This community, dubbed STARTJPN, had already launched its first NFT collection last month.
STARTJPN's maiden launch of its NEO STACKEY collection sold all 1,650 units within seconds of launch in the OpenSea market, and reached the Top 2 of trending collections worldwide. In a matter of hours, the collection noted an exponential rise in value.
Buoyed by this promising start, STARTJPN is all set to replicate its success with the launch of its ensuing collections, namely STARTJPN ALL-STARS, JAPAN Dream Collection, CRYPTO NINJA X STARTJPN, AND TOKYO ALTERNATIVE GIRLS.
In the meantime, START anticipates a stronger foothold in the NFT market with its partnership with Singapore-based NFT One, owned by CEO Yuhua Shi.
Adding even more prestige to this auspicious partnership is the appointment of legendary Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao as START Inc.'s Honorary Chairman and STARTJPN's Ambassador.
With his diehard fans and followers numbering in the millions, Pacquiao has earned his legacy as one of the sports world's most bankable brand ambassadors.
In Japan alone, he has gained a cult following and has been regarded with rock-star status, worshipped and revered wherever he goes.
It comes as no surprise how the boxing icon willingly accepted his appointment as START's official brand ambassador.
As part of its core advocacies, START Inc. also plans to build schools and other learning institutions, and encourage a new generation of NFT creators and engineers to pursue their own paths, and help create new breakthroughs in the local NFT industry.
Beyond its mission vision of being the dominant player in the global NFT market, START also hopes to engage in more noble and worthy advocacies that aptly reflect the core philosophy of its motto: "Towards A Brighter Future."