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Philippines Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
5th
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1
in South East Asia
Global Ranking
52nd
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1
worldwide
Population
108.1
million

top industries
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Energy & Environment
#31 worldwide
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Fintech
#33 worldwide
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Education
#37 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

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 75 Energy & Environment startups in Philippines, 50 Fintech startups in Philippines and 33 Education startups in Philippines, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 298 startups in Philippines, 19 accelerators in Philippines, 65 coworking spaces in Philippines, 3 organizations in Philippines and 1 leaders in Philippines.

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One stop shop to financial freedom. Investing Made Easier. 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
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
MoneyMax is an online comparison platform for credit cards, insurance, loans and broadband plans. Apart from comparison, It is also a financial news aggregator and provides consumer user guide to use different financial services. 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
Archive.today 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
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
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
Edukasyon.ph 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
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
eCompareMo.com is the country’s leading and complete comparison portal intended for Filipinos looking for quick, secure, and complete banking and insurance information in the Philippines. Customers are provided with detailed information about their preferred credit cards (credit limit, promos & discounts, annual fee, and more) and insurances (coverage and premium) to help them find the perfect product that suits their lifestyle. 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
Mynimo is committed to connecting job seekers and employers fast by keeping features super simple. Read more
Uploan provides a end-to-end "Salary Loan Management Platform" to employers Read more
Buy on installments for Filipino e-commerce. 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
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
ZipMatch is an online real estate marketplace in the Philippines that aims to empower home ownership. Through content and new technologies, we aim to make some aspects of the home buying process easier and more efficient. 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
MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Get your groceries delivered to your door in 2 hours! Read more
Sakay.ph is a website and mobile app that provides commuting directions in Metro Manila. Read more
Transit directions in Metro Manila: Jeepneys, trains, buses P2P, UV express, shuttles, Pasig River Ferry, and more! 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
Taxumo helps solo MSMEs, self-employed individuals, & professionals like you easily compute, file, & pay for your taxes. Read more
Maria Health created a place online where people can easily compare what the top healthcare brands have to offer. 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
Poundit.com is a platform where customers can shop risk free, enjoy price savings, and experience genuine service for gadgets & accessories. 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
Winery Philippines, as a brand, upholds many principles but quality and accessibility have always been the top priorities. Read more
Ticket2Me is a blockchain-enabled ticketing startup. Read more
An end-to-end solution for last-mile courier companies Read more
First Circle exists to radically improve the course of opportunity for SMEs across South East Asia. Read more
PawnHero – the 1st online pawnshop in the Philippines. Read more
A Cloud-Based POS System for iPad and Android Tablets Read more
LearnTalk is an on-demand live video call English tutorial platform from the Philippines. Read more
Cloudswyft deploy Custom Open edX™ Learning Platform Suite bundled with modern technology skills development courses integrated with CloudSwyft’s Hands-On Labs Technology for Live Practice Learning Environments and Graded Lab Assessments. Read more
Payo is a Payment Gateway that manages and simplifies cash on delivery (COD) transaction for E-commerce platforms. Read more
Tier One is Southeast Asia’s premier Gaming and Esports Entertainment Company Read more
MedGrocer is an FDA-registered pharmacy delivering your prescription and OTC medicines Read more
An online grocery service that delivers groceries right to the customers’ doorstep. 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
Mayani is a social impact-driven agritech startup that connects local farmers and buyers on a unified platform. Read more
Workbean is an employer branding platform that is building the largest directory of company cultures in Asia to guide digital talents to work where they belong. Read more
Plentina is a fintech company that uses alternative data to build a credit score and extends credit to good borrowers to purchase essentials. 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
FlySpaces provides short-term work and meeting space solutions to entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, and mobile professionals in Southeast Asia. Read more
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