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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 57 globally, and shows a negative momentum -5 spots since 2021. Philippines also ranks at number 6 for startups in South East Asia.

There are 6 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Philippines and the top ranked city in Philippines is Manila Area at 100 globally. Manila Area is followed by Cebu City at 449 and Cagayan de Oro at 708.

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 68 Energy & Environment startups in Philippines, 44 Fintech startups in Philippines and 34 Education startups in Philippines, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 278 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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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
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
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
Growsari is helping to build the future of Sari Sari stores in the Philippines. 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
Great Deals offers end-to-end e-commerce services, handling everything from digital content, web design, analytics and chat support. Read more
AG&P, an IPO company, provides modular engineering, fabrication, construction and asset support services to critical infrastructure sectors. Read more
First Circle exists to radically improve the course of opportunity for SMEs across South East Asia. 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
The largest digital platform of pharmacies in Southeast Asia. Our digital solutions have revolutionised the way in which healthcare stakeholders communicate with pharmacy professionals and unearth brand new datasets so that commercial initiatives are optimised. Read more
PawnHero – the 1st online pawnshop in the Philippines. Read more
Mineski Global operates as an esports and gaming organization. Read more
Inteluck provides data-driven logistics platform services to enterprises across the Southeast Asia. Read more
ABC360 aims to become the best and largest leading professional online English lesson Read more
Snipple Animation Studios operates as a global animation studio that produces original content. Read more
AQWIRE fully utilizes Smart Contract technology to process cross-border real-estate transactions. Read more
Mosaic is a leading provider of profit optimisation solutions— data analytics, inventory management, point of sale and purchasing — primarily to the food and beverage sector within the Asian hospitality industry. Read more
Ayannah is a leading provider of digital financial services to the world's emerging middle class, most of whom are migrants or unbanked coming from the base of the pyramid. 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
CashCashPinoy is a discount website offering its members bargains from selected restaurants, fashion stores, and hotels in the Philippines. Read more
Free POS and digital ledgers that assist Philippine Micro and Small businesses better manage operations and helps them earn more. Read more
Founded in the United States in 2013, Qwikwire is in the business of providing comprehensive solutions for enterprises to help them globalize their business. From SaaS property management solutions, SAP-integrated billing and invoicing systems, cross-border settlements via licensed remittance channels, to property listing via our blockchain powered multi-listing engine. QWIKWIRE provides full customer support for all our enterprise clients. This includes providing new updated technology to all customers as per their needs and requests, customer service for all payers and full stack integration with proprietary management systems. Read more
Transit directions in Metro Manila: Jeepneys, trains, buses P2P, UV express, shuttles, Pasig River Ferry, and more! Read more
Venteny helps businesses unlock employee happiness by providing engagement and development solutions across various industries. Read more
ZAP has helped over 800 merchants launch their own customized loyalty program through mobile number, QR or cards. Read more
Infinity Hub is a digital marketing agency. Read more
AcadArena offers scholarships, tournaments, and play to earn opportunities for student-gamers. Read more
zennya is a health and wellness on-demand mobile platform provider that aims to make personal healthcare in the Philippines more accessible, affordable, and consumer-driven by making use of AI, GPS, and Telematics to provide easy access to therapists and healthcare nurses 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
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
Altitude Games is a leading mobile and blockchain game studio founded by veterans of the Southeast Asian game industry. 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
MadEats is an online restaurant that offers a variety of food products and an online delivery service. Read more
Pelago brings quality products to communities across the Philippines and Asia through its omni-channel Trading-as-a-Service platform. Read more
LZVCPA is a CPA firm that provides financial, audit, tax, IT, Telecom, Call Contact Center and legal services. Read more
We are a Manila-based Coding Bootcamp offering online software engineering and full-stack web development program. Read more
Jazzypay is a cross-platform invoicing solution that enables businesses to bill their customers. Read more
Senti is the leading Artificial Intelligence consultancy, research, and development in the PH. Read more
A local B2B market network that helps companies become more discoverable, save cost and increase sales by matching businesses to the right customer or supplier using a social network interface and supported by software-as-a-service tools. Read more
BayaniChain aims to Accelerate Decentralization and Digital Asset Adoption in the Philippines. We empower Filipino communities and businesses with Web 3.0 by providing blockchain-backed technological solutions. Read more
Unirises is a web development company thats offers a range of services including web design, security testing, and mobile app development. Read more
Philippines' first commercial spaceflight company with clean technology integration. Read more
Mobile App; Application for booking and paying parking spaces in a public parking Read more
MedCheck is a clinical data analytics company, specializing in non-communicable disease. Read more 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
One stop shop to financial freedom. Investing Made Easier. 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
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