The Startup Ecosystem of Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the top startup ecosystem in Cambodia and the 14th city in South East Asia.


In 2023, the startup scene of Phnom Penh developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 72 spots.

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In South East Asia

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The Startup Ecosystem in Phnom Penh

Startups in Phnom Penh excel in Fintech, Social & Leisure, and Software and and Data. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Fintech industry. One of the most promising startups in Phnom Penh in 2023 is First Finance MFI, ATEC Biodigesters, and vKirirom.

Global Rank

Phnom Penh is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Phnom Penh’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 270 and in Social & Leisure, and Software and Data. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Phnom Penh
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First Finance MFI
ATEC Biodigesters startup icon
ATEC Biodigesters
vKirirom startup icon


Successful Fintech startups in Phnom Penh
First Finance MFI startup icon
First Finance MFI
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Pi Pay


Startups Ranking by Industry

Fintech icon
#270 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 3 startups for Fintech.

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Social & Leisure
#318 worldwide

The Social & Leisure industry in Phnom Penh is ranked 318 globally. There are 3 startups for Social & Leisure on our sample database and map.

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Software and Data
2 startups

Our database contains 2 startups for this industry.


Why should you join Phnom Penh's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Phnom Penh there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Social & Leisure, Software and Data. These three industries represent about 53% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Phnom Penh.


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Phnom Penh is Cambodia's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 14th in South East Asia. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Phnom Penh is ranked 625th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including First Finance MFI.

Startup Infrastructure in Phnom Penh
With a large variety of initiatives, Phnom Penh's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in South East Asia. Phnom Penh offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Phnom Penh's most prominent support initiatives:

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