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14 Most Valuable Startups in Philippines

There are hundreds of fast-growing startups in Philippines and we have compiled the 14 best ones in this blog article.

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Countless startups in Philippines are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 14 well-known and fast-growing companies in Philippines that impressed investors.


14 Startups in Philippines

1) Great Deals E-Commerce

1) Great Deals E-Commerce

Great Deals provides complete e-commerce solutions, including digital content, web design, analytics, and chat assistance.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Quezon City
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Steve Sy
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Retail
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $41,313,871
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

2) Kumu Holdings

2) Kumu Holdings

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Manila
  • 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.

3) Uploan

3) Uploan

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Manila
  • 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.

4) Mynt

4) Mynt

Payments, remittance, loans, business solutions, and platforms are among the services offered by Mynt.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Taguig
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Micro Lending
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $175,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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5) PayMongo

5) PayMongo

PayMongo is a payment processing firm that offers a payments API for use in mobile apps and websites.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Taguig
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Edwin Lacierda, Francis Plaza, Jaime Hing, Luis Sia
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $14,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

6) Voyager Innovations

6) Voyager Innovations

Voyager Innovations is a technology firm that specializes in the creation and distribution of digital services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Mandaluyong
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Orlando Vea
  • Industries: Developer Platform, Innovation Management, Internet
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $335,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

7) PDAX

7) PDAX

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Manila
  • 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.

8) Coins.ph

8) Coins.ph

Coins.ph provides financial services to people who are currently unserved by traditional banks using mobile devices.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Pasig
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Ron Hose, Runar Petursson
  • Industries: Bitcoin, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile Payments
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $10,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

9) First Circle

9) First Circle

The goal of First Circle is to drastically enhance the path of opportunity for SMEs in Southeast Asia.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Taguig
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Jorrit Koop, Patrick Lynch, Tony Ennis
  • Industries: Business Development, FinTech, Small and Medium Businesses
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $28,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

10) Kalibrr

10) Kalibrr

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Makati
  • 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.

11) Mosaic Solutions

11) Mosaic Solutions

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Manila
  • 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.

12) Biocare Medical

12) Biocare Medical

Biocare Medical is a company that sells immunohistochemistry equipment.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Pacheco
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: David Tacha, Gene Castagnini, Roy Paxton Yih
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Diagnostics, Medical, Medical Device
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $85,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

13) UnionBank of the Philippines

13) UnionBank of the Philippines

The Philippines' UnionBank is a publicly traded universal bank.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Pasig
  • Started in: 1968
  • Industries: Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding amount: $400,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

14) Qwikwire

14) Qwikwire

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

Details of the startup:

  • City: Makati
  • 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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