Exist is a global consulting and technology solutions leader.

We work with enterprises to deliver tailored solutions, consulting and full cycle IT services. Our expertise span technology solutions catering to a diverse range of verticals including Retail, Banking & Finance, Healthcare and other industries.

We specialize on Java development and engage with clients using agile software development. We draw from our roots in technology, industry experience, and Open Source development to deliver solutions rapidly and cost-efficiently. 

Founded in 2001, we have grown to over 150 workforce and continues to grow, with offices in Manila and Cebu in the Philippines, and clients in Asia Pacific, Australia and the US. 

Our expertise

When it comes to software development particularly in complex enterprise environments, we’ve got you covered. With a balance of technical know-how and best-practice approach, large-scale Open Source development expertise and enterprise experience, our team brings all the right pieces to help businesses deliver effectively and efficiently on their software challenges. 

Our job is to create solutions and we’re here to help you identify opportunities to get more out of your existing investments.

With us,

There’s always a better way!

If you’re a success-oriented company faced with a software or unique technology challenge, we’d love to help you get ahead. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get started.

14 Years of Technology Innovation

We started with a mission to dissolve the notion that Filipinos were only consumers of technology. Look at our track record in Open Source and enterprise Java Development — you’ll see how Exist has played a leading role in changing that thinking.


Delivered a revolutionary Java application platform, Gluecode Joe, which made waves as IBM’s first Open Source acquisition and was integrated with the IBM WebSphere suite of products.


Logic Blaze

Developed open source Service Oriented Architecture platform, LogicBlaze Fuse, acquired by Iona, and subsequently acquired by Progress Software in 2008.



Apache Foundation recognized one of our own Deng Ching as first Filipina VP to the Apache Archiva Project.



Chairman of the Board at Exist, and serial technopreneur Winston Damarillo received Young Global Leader recognition.



Exist teamed up with Cloudera, a leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services, to market and offer Big Data solutions.


Earned Red Herring Asia 100 award as one of the promising startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.


Red Herring

Exist was awarded the Most Progressive Homegrown Company in the field of Software Development.



Growth in Australia and the Philippines, expansion to telecoms, logistics, and healthcare industries. Intalio acquired Webtide, the Java development experts behind Jetty and an Exist customer.



Started to serve Singapore market and significantly grew our healthcare footprint in the Philippines, adding The Medical City into our list of distinguished clients.

Launched Medcurial, a clinic practice management system designed to help doctors move from paper-based to digital systems.




We collaborate with industry associations and the community  to stay connected across the globe.

Philippine Software Industry  Association Philippine Software Industry Association

The Philippine Software Industry Association promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the Philippine software industry.

Singapore infocomm Technology  FederationSingapore infocomm Technology Federation

The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) comprises corporate members ranging from local start-ups to established MNCs. It works with various stakeholders in the Singapore ICT industry to promote emerging technologies and ICT-related issues in areas such as Digital Media, Cloud Computing, Green IT, Wireless, Security and Governance.

DevConDevelopers Connect Philippines

DevCon is a non-profit organization which aims to promote the “IT Pinoy Talent” mainly by providing a unique venue for IT students, educators, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support and Succeed.

US-PhilippinesUS-Philippines Business Support & IT Delivery Council

A consortium of Philippine-homegrown organizations that are at the forefront of the software and product development, information technology (IT), business and knowledge process delivery, and electronics manufacturing industries.

The American Chamber of CommerceThe American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCHAM Philippines)

AmCham Philippines is the oldest American Chamber abroad –and the first in Asia. It is committed to the promotion of US-RP relations at all levels and boasts 23 standing committees and two Foundations that cover all aspects of business and industry in the country.

Cebu Chamber of Commerce and IndustryCebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)

Envisioned to be “The Engine of Cebu’s Business Growth towards global competitiveness”, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to strengthen the capabilities of members through advocacy, linkages and synergy for the global competitiveness.

Cebu Chamber of CommerceCebu Education Development Foundation for IT (CEDF-IT)

CEDF-IT is a consortium of industry, academe, government and NGOs that seeks to increase the quantity and improve the quality of professionals in the Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) and IT-Enabled Services Industry.


  • Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers

    Selected as One of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers (2015)

  • Most Promising IT Services Providers Award

    Selected as One of APAC CIOoutlook's 25 Most Promising IT Services Providers (2015)

  • DTI Most Progressive Homegrown Company

    Ranked as the Most Progressive Homegrown Company by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (2008)

  • Red Herring’s 100 Prestigious Startup

    Recipient of Red Herring’s 100 Prestigious Startup award (2006)

  • ZDNet Top Asian TechnoVisionary

    Recognized as a Technovisionary that will lead the next wave of disruptive innovation by ZDNet (2007)

Red Herring

Recipient of Red Herring’s 100 Prestigious Startup award (2006)

ZD Net Asia

Recognized as a Technovisionary that will lead the next wave of disruptive innovation by ZDNet (2007)

eServices Awards

Ranked as the Most Progressive Homegrown Company in the field of Software Development by the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (2008)

Delivering value to our global clients

By understanding your business, your clients, and the way you want to operate, we’re able to create the best relationships with our customers. Our model follows a collaborative value-creation strategy that drives results. As your technology partner, we will work with you to deliver an integrated consulting and IT strategy, best practices approach and innovation platform for your success.

Here are some customers that we work with.

The Medical CityThe Medical City

The Medical City moves from paper-based systems to improve clinical care processes with a web application that integrates patient information from disparate systems.

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Swiftstar LogisticsSwiftstar Logistics

Exist developed a Java application for placing and tracking orders to help Swifstar Logistics streamline operations and provide better customer service.

Website   |   Case Study

Ace MetrixAce Metrix

Exist QA team is collaborating with Ace Metrix to deliver better software, faster. Ace Metrix is the new standard in television analytics.



Open Stack Leader providing public and private cloud solutions. Morphlabs has benefited from immediate access to a cross section of skills with its partnership with Exist.

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Exist developed the first open source Service Oriented Architecture platform, LogicBlaze Fuse, which was acquired by Iona, and subsequently acquired by Progress Software in 2008.

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NPNNational Payment Network

Exist worked with NPN to modernize its front and back-office loan system. NPN now offers one of the most advanced, secure debit technology solutions.

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TrueTimeTrue Time

TrueTime makes every minute count with its fully automated time capture solution.


BancBoxBancBox and BancBoxCrowd

BancBox transforms payment services by helping businesses collect, store and send money from within their mobile and web applications.



Exist delivered a Java application platform which made waves as IBM’s first Open Source acquisition and was eventually integrated with the IBM WebSphere suite of products.

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Exist is composed of a team of innovators. Our leaders drive the vision of creating products and solutions that enable customers around the world to innovate. Delivering decades of expertise, their track record is impeccable, their experience unparalleled.


Winston Damarillo

Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board

Winston Damarillo founded Exist in 2001. He is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of building and creating value for technology start-ups. Winston has founded multiple disruptive companies including Morphlabs, the world’s leading provider of converged dynamic infrastructure for Cloud Computing, and MaestroDev, developer of a world-class DevOps orchestration engine for enterprise companies.

Winston’s past entrepreneurial endeavors include several companies which he grew to profitability and subsequently sold to major IT players: Gluecode Software, an open source application infrastructure company which was acquired by IBM in 2005, LogicBlaze acquired by Iona Technologies in 2007, and most recently, Webtide, acquired by Intalio in 2009.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Winston was among the highest performing venture capital professionals at Intel, having led the majority of his investments to either a successful IPO or a profitable corporate acquisition.

Winston is one of the prestigious Young Global Leader (YGL) honorees for 2010 and an active participant of the World Economic Forum, a place where young leaders envision and create a brighter future. He founded DevCon Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to showcase the “IT Pinoy Talent” and was past board member and international marketing director for the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the Philippine software industry.

Winston holds a B.S. in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering degree from the De La Salle University.


Michael Lim

President and CEO

Michael Lim is President and CEO of Exist and is responsible for leading Exist’s corporate strategy and operations.

A veteran with over 15 years service in the Software & Information Technology industry, Mike directs and oversees inter and intra-department activities in Exist that contribute to overall productivity and growth. In addition, he is driving the technology agenda and implementation of Exist’s service delivery business.

Prior to being named CEO, Mike served as COO and CTO respectively, where his work and dedication had delivered the engineering team to where it is today. He has played an instrumental role in making Exist stay ahead with technology, tooling, and development methodologies.

Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science degree from the De La Salle University and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from the Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.


Jonas Lim

VP for Engineering

Jonas Lim currently serves as the VP for Engineering for Exist Healthcare, where he is responsible for the overall technology direction of Exist’s Healthcare IT business.

With his extensive technology expertise and experience in Healthcare IT projects, Jonas’ role will continue to position the company to better meet the evolving needs of healthcare organizations.  He is a pioneer member of the Exist engineering team, and as a leader, he has been instrumental in reforming and improving how the engineering team operates. Prior to his role as VP for Engineering, Jonas established the company’s Android mobile applications development group and served as architect behind a hospital information system that Exist delivered for a leading hospital in the Philippines. He previously contributed to open source projects in Apache including Jetspeed, Geronimo, Active MQ, and Service Mix.

Jonas holds a B.S. in Computer Science degree from Adamson University.


Catalino Pineda

VP for Product Innovation, Anahaw

Cata Pineda oversees engineering services delivery and plays a key role in enabling operational excellence. He runs the engineering department, leading a multi-talented group, composed of software engineers, architects, designers, project managers, and quality assurance engineers.

Cata brings over 10 years of software engineering leadership to Exist. He has been with the company since its founding. His past roles include being the Director for Research and Development and the Head of the Architecture Office.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines – Los Banos.


Christopher Silerio

Director, Project Management Office

Chriss Silerio is currently the Director in the Project Management Office (PMO) at Exist. He plays a key role in ensuring the successful completion of projects. He provides technical assistance in identifying, evaluating and developing methods and procedures to streamline the development process and improve the project delivery.

Chriss joined Exist in 2008 and has been instrumental in setting up the Project Management Group in the company. He is the Product Owner of the Exist Distributed Engineering Network (DEN), a Project Management Tool that enables management and project monitoring.

Before his stint at Exist, Chriss was Project/Technical Lead for Misys, a software company that specializes in creating software for financial industry and Project/Technical Lead in AIG, a global insurance company. He has also been a Project Manager and System Analyst coming from industries such as Telecommunications and Finance. Chriss is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and a PMP Certified Project Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from Adamson University.