2019 Year in review — Lifelong learning & Arincare

1. Arincare is officially the largest pharmacies network in Thailand

Pharmacists and drugstores users on Arincare platform continued to grow. We’re now empowering more than 3,800 pharmacists in over 1,500 locations in 77 provinces.

2. 4.9M transactions processed — 900M THB worth of medicines and healthcare products milestone

This year our platform processed more than 4.9M prescriptions and sales transactions this year, with the retail merchandising value over 29M USD ( approx. 900M THB). This number is equivalent to approximately 14 mid-size hospitals.

3. We quadrupled our computing power to handle the increasing usage load.

We underestimate the expanding workload. We had 2 major downs but our team was able to recover and scale our capacity within short period of time. I’m glad that we pulled it through.

4. Historical moment — the first e-Prescription system fully launched in Thailand!!

We successfully launched a new service e-Prescription connecting Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Patients together, within 4 months.

For the first time ever, Thailand had its first e-Prescription patient!! (and yes it’s on Arincare platform! ).

Kudos to our team for their effort, especially for Wirun Wetsiri, our very own Chief Pharmacist, for pulling this near-impossible project through.

5. DTAC Accelerate Batch 7

We are proud to be selected to join DTAC Accelerate batch 7 in April and won 2 Demo Day awards — Best Performing Startup & Popular Vote.

6. Web Summit 2019 @ Lisbon, Portugal

We were one of the selected startups as representative from Thailand to exhibit at Web Summit 2019 @ Lisbon, Portugal. I’d like to thank Depa Thailand for giving us this opportunity.

Arincare @ Web Summit 2019

7. Key partnership for growth

Partnership with IQVIA

8. ArinLink marketplace pivoted and re-launched

In Q4 2019, our team decided to pivot and re-launch our marketplace service — ArinLink. The marketplace idea is simple enough in itself, but as we learned throughout the year, the buddha is in the detail. When you are pioneering and innovating, you can’t really find example or directives for what you should do or which direction you should be heading.

Through The Ups and Downs

Of course, there were many small achievements and quick wins along the way. It’s worth the time to also reflect on what happened throughout the year.

My 2020 focus as CEO

There’re still many things to do to achieve our goals and bring our vision to reality. To reflect a few things for me personally to work out this year.

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