Cambodia’s Ecosystem for Technology Startups


Cambodia has been described as having “a promising startup landscape” given the rise of technology startups and the emergence of multiple supporting actors in the ecosystem. 

Tech startups emerged in the country in the early 2010s. They have grown remarkably since then, increasing in number from less than 50 in 2013 to possibly as many as 300 by 2018—the exact number is hard to verify, as new startups are emerging constantly while others fail and go out of business.

Although remarkable progress has been made in building the ecosystem, there is limited attention and support focused on the greentech, agritech, healthtech, and edtech areas. 

This report assesses the current ecosystem for tech-based startups in Cambodia, focusing on agriculture, education, health, and climate change. It discusses the challenges facing the startups and provides recommendations to overcome them. It is the first country report in the series “Ecosystems for Technology Startups in Asia and the Pacific.”


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Defining Startups and the Ecosystem
  • Overview
  • The Tech Startup Ecosystem in Four Key Sectors
  • Challenges Facing Tech Startups and Areas for Improving the Ecosystem
  • Recommendations
  • Appendix: List of Respondents

Published June 2022.
Source: Asian Development Bank

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