Philippine-based financial technology (fintech) startup Acudeen Technologies became the overall winner for Seedstars World 2017, a global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets that concluded Thursday night in Switzerland. Led by its CEO Magellan Fetalino III, Acudeen bested startups in 65 countries at the pitching contest held at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne and received the grand prize of $500,000 in investments.