Business and Financial Solution for Impactful & Growing Enterprises in the Philippines
inBEST Ventures is a business & investment management company for growing enterprises.
We provide financial solutions that fit the enterprise's current financial structure and activities.
We enable enterprises to develop, manage and realize their growth plans and improve their cash flows
by finding the best and most appropriate sources of capital available in the market.
We also assist financiers, impact investors, and business development promoters in developing
sound financial structures, taking into consideration the risk profile of the enterprises,
sectors and sub-sectors they want to assist.
We have rich experience in working with various enterprises and funders, and developing and managing investment deals that generate positive development impact and promote gender-balance perspective.
As gender inclusion is integral in achieving our mission of helping SMEs to grow into impactful and inclusive businesses, we ensure that everyone deserves to be treated equally and be given equal access to opportunities.
Making smarter investments, for us, means ensuring that gender inclusion is:
Embedded in our DNA
Leading our investment policies and strategy, and decision making
Observed in our governance, management practices, operational processes and decision making
Cascaded in our business partnership building work.
We are committed to promote gender equality by influencing our portfolio companies to follow suit in the best way possible.
inBEST Ventures is a team of finance, investment management and business development professionals
with solid background and experience in assisting Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives in the Philippines and South East Asia find appropriate strategies in managing their growth .
Toto Camba, the co-founder and CEO of InBEST, is a seasoned business advisor and corporate finance specialist. He has solid experience in managing various programs and impact fund facilities that aimed at growing SMEs and cooperatives. In the last 20 years, he has worked with and assisted hundreds of SMEs and cooperatives in the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia in various sectors that include sustainable agriculture, food production and marketing, waste management, healthcare, and renewable energy among others. He believes in a market-driven approach to addressing social and environmental challenges and has a strong passion for providing socially responsible, inclusive and women-led enterprises with the capital and business development solutions they need to scale.
He worked for five years as Business Development Advisor in Swisscontact-Philippines; eight years as Associate Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Society Incorporated, a Development Finance Institution in the Philippines; three years as Financial Services Program Officer for South East Asia of ICCO, an international development organization based in the Netherlands, and seven years as Senior Investment Manager of Capital 4 Development Partners closing a total of 12 deals in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia.
David Pangan, the Co-Founder and CIO of InBEST, has more than 10 years of experience in private investing, project development, financial services, entrepreneurship and impact investing utilizing a variety of investment vehicles across USA, Africa and Asia. As the CIO, David is responsible for driving InBEST’s investment and financial strategy in order to maximize its social and environmental returns.
After coming back to the Philippines, David saw opportunity in working in the impact investing industry and with social enterprises as a means to continue growing professionally while giving back to the community. David has recently held senior positions with Peace and Equity Holdings and Capital 4 Development Partners in promoting impact investing, gender lens investing, blended finance and the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. During this time, he has worked in the agriculture, FMCG, aquaculture, tourism, SME financing, renewable energy and manufacturing sectors with the main social goal of reducing poverty and promoting gender equality.
inBEST is a team of finance and social development professionals with solid background and experience in delivering appropriate strategies that will help small businesses and cooperatives manage their growth.