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Philippines Startup Ecosystem Overview

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#31 worldwide
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#33 worldwide
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#37 worldwide

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The Philippines Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 52 globally, and shows a positive momentum 1 spots since 2020. Philippines also ranks at number 5 for startups in South East Asia.

There are 5 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Philippines and the top ranked city in Philippines is Manila Area at 87 globally. Manila Area is followed by Cebu City at 268 and Cagayan de Oro at 493.

Philippines is an ideal place to locate for Energy & Environment, Fintech and Education startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 71 Energy & Environment startups in Philippines, 46 Fintech startups in Philippines and 39 Education startups in Philippines, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 297 startups in Philippines, 22 accelerators in Philippines, 68 coworking spaces in Philippines, 5 organizations in Philippines and 1 leaders in Philippines.

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292 startups in representative sample is a time capsule for web pages! It takes a 'snapshot' of a webpage that will always be online even if the original page disappears. Read more
PayMaya is backed by two global leaders in the converging Internet platforms, digital financial services, mobile money and eCommerce spaces - Smart eMoney, Inc. and Rocket Internet. Read more
Kalibrr is a job matching website that connects you with jobs that match your skills and experiences. It is backed by Y Combinator, Learn Capital, Kickstart Ventures, Siemer Ventures Funder's Club and the Omidyar Network. Kalibrr is a Philippines-based technology company transforming how candidates find jobs and how companies hire talent. Centered on the candidate experience, we attract great talent, with over 1.6 million qualified jobseekers and counting. The only end-to-end recruitment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, we’ve served more than 18,000 clients since 2012, and continue to connect companies with their next generation of leaders. Read more
One stop shop to financial freedom. Investing Made Easier. Read more
Salarium derives its name from the Latin word for “salary,” “soldier,” and “salt,”’ which all have the same root word: "Sala." In ancient Rome, soldiers were paid their salaries in salt, which at that time was valued more than gold. It is an end-to-end payroll solution from Time & Attendance, Computation, Disbursement, and Compliance. Read more
Coins is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing fintech companies that enables anyone, including those without a bank account, to easily access financial services directly from their phone. Founded in 2014 in the Philippines, Coins customers have access to a mobile wallet and services such as remittances, mobile air-time, bill payments, and online shopping at over 100,000 merchants. The company has one of the country’s largest cash distribution networks, operating through over 33,000 partner locations. Licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to offer electronic money, remittances, and virtual currency and exchange services, Coins is a trusted provider of financial services for over 5 million Filipinos. Read more
CerebroLMS provides digital teaching resources that help teachers drastically reduce their workload and save time for their families and for themselves. Read more
Orange Apps is a modern school management system intended for optimizing day-to-day operations and streamline all the processes of the educational institution. Read more
PayrollHero - Optimizing Work Productivity with Happiness Consumer-friendly Time, Attendance, Scheduling, HRIS and Payroll in the cloud for web and mobile. Read more
Dragonpay provides alternative online payment solutions to businesses of all sizes. Through our gateway, customers can purchase goods or services online, and pay for it using cash or check at physical, brick-and-mortar payment counters, ATM's, mobile wallets or through online bank debit. Developing countries like the Philippines have very low penetration of credit cards and banking in general. This makes alternative payments an important part of any online selling strategy. Read more is offering free accounts to traditional educational institutions in order for them to transition to online education amid the coronavirus. Read more is a social enterprise in the education technology sector that connects students to education opportunities through an online platform and promotes career awareness among the Filipino youth. We are the #1 online platform for senior high school and college students looking for schools, courses, scholarships, and student-centric content. We seek to empower students everyday by being the go-to online portal for all important information regarding education to careers as they discover the right track or course; choose the right career; and apply online to their dream school. Read more
Connecting Filipinos to the Future of Investing. There are over a hundred million people in the Philippines - but over half do not have bank accounts and even the banked have limited access to investments. This is what PDAX aims to change. Read more
The Complete Human Resource Information System with Payroll. Customizable to meet your business needs. Read more
AcadArena offers scholarships, tournaments, and play to earn opportunities for student-gamers. Read more
Mynimo is committed to connecting job seekers and employers fast by keeping features super simple. Read more
CodeChum is an online platform where teachers can manage their class, and create programming problems and activities for students to answer online Read more
PayMongo (YC S19) is a financial technology company that allows businesses in the Philippines to accept payments of all types in a matter of minutes. Read more
Transit directions in Metro Manila: Jeepneys, trains, buses P2P, UV express, shuttles, Pasig River Ferry, and more! Read more
Buy on installments for Filipino e-commerce. Read more
A Cloud-Based POS System for iPad and Android Tablets Read more
Fligno seeks to help people see their full potential and utilizing their skills to make Northern Mindanao progressive. Part of this empowerment is making learners realize that when the region grows, they grow with it because they contributed to its growth. Read more is the Philippines' 1st online platform connecting major home appliance owners with trusted and verified technicians. Whether you are a homeowner, a small business or an office, you can now easily book with confidence and connect directly with a technician. Read more
Taxumo helps solo MSMEs, self-employed individuals, & professionals like you easily compute, file, & pay for your taxes. Read more
COCOTEL is a chain of 1-3-star hotels, resorts, and beach front properties that provides quality rooms at a fraction of the cost. Read more
AI-Powered School Management System for K-12 to College Read more
Angkas is a motorcycle ride-hailing platform helping tackle transport mobility for Filipinos where country traffic is some of the highest in the world. Read more
MetroMart is an online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Read more
MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Get your groceries delivered to your door in 2 hours! Read more
Kumu is the fastest-growing social network in the Philippines. It is a powerful livestream platform that prioritizes the voices of over 100 million Filipinos and communities around the world. It enables you to meet new people, make money, and play games. Read more
Kumu is a social entertainment platform that aims to amplify Filipino creativity, community, and commerce. Read more
PinoyTravel is a provincial bus seat reservation platform Read more
Manage your retail business in one platform with real time data from seamless integrations to give your customer an omnichannel experience. Read more
InterLeukin is a web platform end-to-end procurement solution connecting medical device companies and institutions. Read more
ZAP has helped over 800 merchants launch their own customized loyalty program through mobile number, QR or cards. Read more
Sprout Solutions is a software company aimed to create paradigm-changing solutions for the Philippines— an emerging market with a robust economy and a great need for localized software. Our goal is to help companies in the Philippines grow through our suite of backend solutions that address payroll, HR and recruitment difficulties. Sprout is transforming HR in emerging markets. We believe that the developing world deserves great software too. We are committed to taking care of the dirty work so you and your employees can focus on growing your business. We want to build an HR platform that everyone will use every single day because it can literally change their lives. Your employees' best interest is always our top priority. Read more
Growsari is helping to build the future of Sari Sari stores in the Philippines. Read more
MedGrocer is an FDA-registered pharmacy delivering your prescription and OTC medicines Read more
Maria Health created a place online where people can easily compare what the top healthcare brands have to offer. Read more
PawnHero – the 1st online pawnshop in the Philippines. Read more
Winery Philippines, as a brand, upholds many principles but quality and accessibility have always been the top priorities. Read more
We provide an intelligent medical market space with AI-driven business tools and dashboards and our goal is to help small medical institutions with medical procurement. Read more
An easy way for companies to recruit, hire, manage and pay workers globally in over 150 countries with one click of a button. Read more
Connected Women is also a social enterprise that conducts digital skills training to bring women's business ideas to life Read more
AQWIRE fully utilizes Smart Contract technology to process cross-border real-estate transactions. Read more
Symph harnesses technology to be a tool that adapts to business needs. Read more
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