Komunidad, a Philippines-based environmental intelligence platform, lands seed round

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The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with geography that makes it vulnerable to typhoons, floods, volcanos, earthquakes, and droughts. While working in IT, Felix Ayque began compiling cyclone reports and sending them as email alerts to communities. His work evolved into the environmental intelligence platform Komunidad, which collects data from government and private sources, and turns it into customizable analytics to help clients react quickly to potential disasters.


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The Manila and Singapore-based startup announced it has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by Wavemaker Partners with participation from ADB Ventures, the Asian Development Bank’s venture arm, to expand in Asia and add features to its platform, including a self-serve version that is slated for release in January 2022.

Founded in 2019, Komunidad has clients in the Philippines, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and serves multiple sectors, including utilities, agriculture, mining, education, local governments, and business outsourcing centers. Before launching the startup, Ayque worked as an IT developer at several weather agencies, including the state-owned New Zealand MetService. He began creating cyclone reports on his own as a consultant after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, also known as Super Typhoon Yolanda, which killed at least 6,300 people in the Philippines.

We act as a system integrator that only brings the relevant data and tells customers that this is the most important data.

Komunidad’s data sources include major players like The Weather Company, acquired by IBM in 2015weather intelligence platform Tomorrow.io, and several smaller environmental and weather data providers.

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