The Philippines is not a stranger to businesses that mark their place in the world—at least, in this part of the world for some of them—and the recent Forbes Asia 100 to Watch list is proof of that belief.

From products or services aimed at women to children and to making access to essentials easier for consumers or entrepreneurs, etc., the following nine (9) startup companies are certainly to watch for.


Remittances from abroad to the Philippines are known to be both complex and expensive. TANGapp, by Harvard alumna Rebecca Kersch, seeks to address both problems by focusing on a payment solution that makes sending money to the Philippines an easier and less expensive option for the average OFW.

Sprout Solutions

Handling a company’s growing manpower can be a daunting and complicated affair, even for streamlined establishments. Sprout Solutions, by the Gentry couples Patrick and Alexandria, is making strides for its power to shape the way the industry manages its people—via an all-encompassing, automated software solution that gravitates around human resources events.

Shoppable Business

Established only in 2022 by business partners Sam Blanquera, Chris Blanquera, and Carlo Silva, Shoppable Business has immediately found traction by catering directly to businesses concerning the procurement of supplies.


Calling itself social e-commerce, SariSuki is bridging the gap between farmers and consumers by selling groceries directly from local farms. Via its business model, consumers are getting easier access to fresh and nutritious produce.


With attention set on fostering the MSMEs, Peddlr’s comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) application helps small businesses with their day-to-day transactions. They include the tracking of inventories, management of sales, creation of online storefronts, etc.


Another startup to make the list is Packworks whose inventory management platform has been a significant boon to small businesses for its, among other things, streamlined data analytics.

Kraver’s Canteen

Founded in 2020 to address the population’s need for easily accessible meals amid the height of the pandemic, Kraver’s Canteen’s cloud kitchen has been filling hungry tummies and satisfying hunger with success.


Built from the ground up by two women in their respective medical fields, Kindred is a service platform aimed at providing access to healthcare simpler for women. Via virtual consultations or in-person clinic visits, Kindred paved an easy way for women to get in touch with healthcare experts.


With a focus on helping parents become more effective parents to their children through products, Edamama’s advocacy for quality baby and home products is making it a household name among homes with kids.

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