LinkedIn just released the Philippines’ top 10 startups this year! The list of emerging companies in the country that are gaining attention is based on their unique data that measures different elements of growth and demand.
Starting and growing a company is especially tough at the moment with global inflation and economic uncertainty, according to the business and employment-oriented online platform. These factors make it more challenging for young companies to get investment and grow quickly.
However, they also mentioned that it is during these times that innovative ideas are born. Constrained resources and limited capital is what reportedly drive young companies to adapt quickly and set their priorities straight. Well, these top 10 startups have definitely risen to the challenges, continued to innovate, and gained attention in 2022!
1. Tier One Entertainment
Founded in 2017, Tier One Entertainment is a Southeast Asian gaming and esports talent agency that manages over 1,000 talents. This consists of influencers, idol groups, and esports players. They specialize in digital literacy, business management, and video; with Arts and Design, Business Development, and Media and Communication as their major job functions. Tier One Entertainment’s headquarters is in Taguig City, housing 215 full-time employees.
Founded in 2021 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SariSuki is a wholesale food and beverage company and social commerce startup that facilitates community group buying. The platform’s store owners source their products from local farmers and producers, offering cheaper prices to consumers. They specialize in digital literacy, data science, and business management; with Marketing, Operations, and Engineering as their major job functions. SariSuki’s headquarters is in Quezon City, housing 150 full-time employees.
3. Shoppertainment Live
Founded in 2019, broadcast media producer and distributor Shoppertainment Live is an online shopping network. They even have a training program for their live sellers called Shoppertainment Academy to help them sell their products more effectively. They specialize in business management, digital literacy, and advertising; with Business Development, Sales, and Media and Communication as their major job functions. Shoppertainment Live’s headquarters is in Quezon City, housing 65 full-time employees.
Founded in 2018, entertainment provider Kumu is a live streaming app that fosters a community through its live-streamed shows, brand partnerships, and online contests. They specialize in digital literacy, development tools, and web development; with Engineering, Information Technology, and Marketing as their major job functions. Kumu’s headquarters is in Manila City, housing 500 full-time employees.
Founded in 2020, Edamama is an e-commerce platform that is focused on parenting products and services. This startup aims to simplify the decision-making process for parents. They specialize in digital literacy, business management, and digital marketing; with Marketing, Engineering, Customer Success, and Support as their major job functions. Edamama’s headquarters is in Makati City, housing 250 employees.
Founded in 2016, I.T. consultation and service provider GrowSari is a B2B platform for small stores. This startup offers sari-sari stores digitizing services to help them become online shopping hubs. They specialize in digital literacy, business management, and data science; with Operations, Human Resources, and Engineering as their major job functions. Growsari’s headquarters is in Quezon City, housing 300 full-time employees.
7. Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX)
Founded in 2018, financial service provider Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX) is a cryptocurrency exchange. This gives customers a platform to buy, sell, and trade global cryptocurrencies using the Philippine Peso currency. They specialize in development tools, web development, and data storage technologies; with Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology as their major job functions. PDAX’s headquarters is in Taguig City, housing 250 full-time employees.
Founded in 2015, e-learning provider Edukasyon.ph is an online platform that offers online tutoring and upskilling, as well as college and career advice. The website allows students to get to know themselves better, explore their academic and career options, and more. They specialize in digital literacy, communication, and project management; with Business Development, Media and Communication, and Engineering as their major job functions. Edukasyon.ph’s headquarters is in Makati City, housing 60 full-time employees.
Founded in 2021, Peddlr focuses on micro and small enterprises, providing them with business management tools. Their mobile app allows proprietors to manage their sales, inventory, accounting, and reports for free. They specialize in web development, data storage technologies, and graphic design; with Engineering as their major job function. Peddlr’s headquarters is in Catbalogan City, housing 65 employees.
Founded in 2020, software developer Prosperna offers simplified e-commerce solutions for micro, small, and medium enterprises in the country. This allows business owners to create websites, sell on social media, accept payments, ship their products, and more. They specialize in business management, project management, and web development; with Engineering, Customer Success and Support, and Sales as their major job functions. Prosperna’s headquarters is in Muntinlupa City, housing 50 employees.
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