11 Tech Startups from Phnom Penh You Need to Know About in 2017

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Cambodia’s capital is in the midst of a digital transformation—with reliable infrastructure, foreign investments, and a rapidly expanding local economy in place, Phnom Penh has become one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting cities.

A business environment ripe for disruption and growing digital consumer base have prompted innovative Khmer entrepreneurs to launch their own tech offerings. Here are the top 11 you need to know about in 2017 and beyond.

11. Mekong

Source: play.google.com.

Mekong’sc community-based marketplace allows users to discover and purchase products and services from local businesses/shops. The app also offers work bidding capabilities as well as direct chat features.


Source: bongchhlat.com.

Bong Chhlat is an app that allows users to view and redeem discounts at retailers, restaurants, and shops nearby. The offering is currently in beta release.

9. Sabay Osja

Source: sabayosja.com.

Sabay Osja is Cambodia’s first game studio—the company focuses on developing edutainment-based games and custom titles, and has received accolades from numerous events and competitions.

8. MyPhsar

Source: play.google.com.

MyPhsar’s platform enables users to buy and sell all kinds of local products and services. The offering is available via the web and iOS/Android mobile devices.

7. Khmer PreSchool

Source: play.google.com.

Khmer PreSchool’s app helps children learn to read/write in the Khmer alphabet and numbers more easily through fun, engaging lessons and games.

6. BanhJi

Source: banhji.com.

BanhJi has designed a cloud-based accounting software application for small businesses and SMEs. The offering is currently localized for the Cambodian market with more versions coming soon.

5. Kumnit Creative

Source: kumnitcreative.com.

Kumnit Creative offers guidance to startups, SMEs, and other firms in their transition from traditional marketing tactics to contemporary, digital strategies. The company offers consulting services in areas such as branding, marketing strategy, and online/digital marketing, among others.

4. BookMeBus

Source: bookmebus.com.

BookMeBus is one of the leading bus ticket booking vendors in Cambodia. The offering consolidates various local bus companies/carriers’ schedules into one streamlined platform.

3. CamGo

Source: play.google.com.

CamGo is Cambodia taxi hailing app similar to Uber or Grab, but for tuk-tuks, motorbikes, as well as cars. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

2. PengPos

Source: pengpos.com.

PengPos is the premier online food grocery and cuisine delivery service in Phnom Penh. Users can order fresh produce, meats, and other items to be delivered directly to their doorsteps.

1. Cleanbodia

Source: cleanbodia.com.

Excess plastic litter is a serious problem in Phnom Penh and Cambodia at large—Cleanbodia is tackling this issue with its 5-year biodegradable, compostable bags made with cassava, a root vegetable grown throughout Southeast Asia.

In short, be sure to keep these 11 Phnom Penh tech startups on your radar in 2017 and beyond—from cloud-based accounting solutions to alternative transportation ridesharing, these innovations may be coming to your market/region soon.



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