Exist is a global technology innovator providing enterprise solutions through consulting and innovative products and services.

With a comprehensive portfolio of integrated Information Technology solutions and services, we empower enterprises to transform and build sustainable advantage.

Backed by more than a decade of innovation, Exist leverages on its team’s expertise in Open Source technologies, domain expertise, knowledge in business processes and agile methodology to build better technology software for both technology companies and the enterprise. We are one of the early adopters of Java Open Source Software, which has become the core technology when building scalable, robust and highly customizable software application.  

Exist’s technology solutions and services span clients in Asia Pacific, Australia and the US from a diverse range of verticals including Retail, Banking and Finance, Healthcare, and other industries. 

Founded in 2001, Exist has grown to over a hundred workforce and continues to grow, with offices in the US, and in Manila and Cebu in the Philippines. 

A testament to our expertise in innovation, Exist is locally and internationally recognized by prestigious organizations, including Red Herring, ZDNet Asia, and Department of Trade and Industry Philippines. Exist was also named one of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers in 2015 and has been selected by APAC CIO Outlook as one of the 25 Most Promising IT Services Providers in 2015. In 2016, Exist was shortlisted as a finalist under the Most Innovative Company of the Year category at the 10th International ICT Awards Philippines.

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.

Our Vision

Be the premiere enterprise solutions provider and software product innovator in the Asia Pacific region.

Our Mission

  • To empower our business partners to gain competitive advantage by providing innovative solutions.
  • To continuously enhance our expertise in cutting-edge technologies and processes.

Our Core Values

Our core values are deeply embedded in our culture. They help us drive our objectives and guide us in how we do business and how we work together with internal and external stakeholders.

Passion to Excel

We will capitalize on our TENACITY to create better ways of doing things. We will not rest on our current capabilities, but rather build on them in our personal and professional journey to be the best we can be and set new standards in our industry. We will expect more from ourselves than our clients do. We will endeavor to EXCEED EXPECTATIONS in everything that we do.

Customer Satisfaction

We are dedicated to providing the BEST customer service possible. We LISTEN to the business needs of our customers and aim to SURPASS their expectations by delivering QUALITY SOLUTIONS that is worth their investment.


Through the unique skills of our employees, we continuously improve and innovate our services and solutions to meet customer needs. We will embrace the attitude of continuous learning because what got us here may no longer be enough to sustain our business in the future.

Creativity & Innovation

We believe that employees are fountains of new ideas, fueling better products, services, and processes. We believe that there is always enough room for improvement. We will constantly get out of our comfort zones and embrace change in everything we do.

Efficiency & Effectiveness

We seek effective and efficient ways to find the best solutions and better serve our customers. We are not afraid to seek new methods in our efforts to continuously enhance the results of our work. We constantly measure ourselves to demonstrate a commitment for excellence.


We believe that we are more creative and productive if we’re having fun! The company embraces laughter, humor, and having fun while working toward achieving our objectives.

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.

Exist was also recognized as a Techno Visionary that will lead the next wave of disruptive innovation by ZDNet.



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.


Anahaw Enterprise Retail Solution

Launched Anahaw, a fully integrated enterprise retail solution that provides today’s retailer with end-to-end functionality.

Exist was also named one of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solutions Providers in 2015 and has been selected by APAC CIO Outlook as one of the 25 Most Promising IT Services Providers in 2015.


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.



Has grown our enterprise Java portfolio and expanded into new market such as retail, serving the retail giant PT Trans Retail (Carrefour) Indonesia


PT Trans Retail Carrefour Indonesia


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.

Philippine Retailers AssociationPhilippine Retailers Association (PRA)

The PRA is the national organization of retailers and suppliers/service providers to the industry. It is the acknowledged PULSE & VOICE of the Philippine retail industry with over 400 member companies.


  • Red Herring’s 100 Prestigious Startup

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

  • DTI Most Progressive Homegrown Company

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

  • Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers

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

  • Most Innovative Company of the Year Award

    Shortlisted as a finalist under the Most Innovative Company of the Year category at the 10th International ICT Awards Philippines (2016)

  • Most Promising IT Services Providers Award

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

  • 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.

Website   |   Case Study

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.

Website   |   Case Study


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.

Case Study

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.

Website   |   Case Study

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.

Press Release

Transmart CarrefourPT Trans Retail (Carrefour) Indonesia

Exist helped in modernization of the retail chain’s Point of Sale (POS), Vendor Management System (VMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution to improve operational efficiency and deliver superior customer experience.

Website   |   Case Study


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. He also completed the Digital Transformation course in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 


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

VP for Operations

Chriss Silerio is currently the VP for Operations 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.