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Top 6 Startups Founded in Manila

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Manila is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been founded there over the years.

Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about fast-growing startups from Manila, here’s an extensive list of 6 startups founded there.


6 Startups in Manila

1) Kumu Holdings

1) Kumu Holdings

Kumu is a social entertainment platform with the goal of fostering Filipino creativity, community, and commerce.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Rexy Josh Dorado, Roland Navarro de Ros
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Media and Entertainment, Social Media, Video, Video Streaming
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $21,550,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

2) Uploan

2) Uploan

Employers can use Uploan's end-to-end "Salary Loan Management Platform."

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Benoit Portoleau-Balloy, Liam Grealish
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Lending
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $25,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

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3) PDAX

3) PDAX

PDAX is a digital currency exchange that allows users to trade and settle in Philippine Pesos.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Krystian Kucharzyk, Nichel Gaba
  • Industries: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Personal Finance, Virtual Currency
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $1,100,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

4) Kalibrr

4) Kalibrr

Kalibrr connects talent and opportunity in emerging markets on a large scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Danny Castonguay, Dexter Ligot-Gordon, Paul Rivera
  • Industries: Employment, Recruiting, Skill Assessment
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,507,171
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) Mosaic Solutions

5) Mosaic Solutions

Mosaic is a leader in profit optimization solutions, including data analytics, inventory management, point of sale, and purchasing.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Analytics, Hospitality, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $4,100,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

6) Qwikwire

6) Qwikwire

Brokers and property developers can rely on Qwikwire for real estate solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ray Edison Refundo
  • Industries: Real Estate, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $4,044,500
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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