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Leonardo Shapiro

Verasoft

Leonardo Shapiro

Impact metric

175% growth in revenues since selection
“I saw an opportunity to facilitate payments for millions of small and mid-sized merchants via the Internet.”
Country
Mexico
Industry
Financial Services
Employees
47
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Company Snapshot

Leonardo and Alejandro have found profitable ways to facilitate debit/credit card payments to millions of small and mid-sized merchants. They launched a company, Ventakit, whose primary product Tienda-kit offers credit/debit POS terminals and transaction processing via Internet Protocol (IP) technology at a substantially lower cost than existing telephone validation systems. Since selection by Endeavor, the number of jobs has grown by 147%.

In 2008, Alejandro and Leonardo sold a majority stake in Ventakit to Verifone (secure electronic payment technology company); the result is a joint venture between Ventakit and Verifone called Verifone Access.

Endeavor and Yattos

Endeavor has provided the Entrepreneurs with a high level of services. When the entrepreneurs sold a majority stake of their company, Endeavor VCs served as advisors on the deal. They have also received legal and operations support, Secretaria de Economia funding, and participated in an Entrepreneur Summit.

Leo and Alex speak regularly at universities and in the media on behalf of Endeavor.

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Endeavor Named Most Impactful Company in Latin America by LATAM Founders Network

March 29th, 2015 — by admin

The LATAM Founders Network (LFN), a network for CEOs, partners and founders focused on the investment and technology space in Latin America, recently named Endeavor as the "Most Impactful" organiz…

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Endeavor Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

March 31st, 2015 — by admin

In recognition of Endeavor's work providing support and mentorship to over a thousand high-impact entrepreneurs in 22 markets around the world, the organization has been named the recipient of the 10t…

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