Endeavor Selects 17 Entrepreneurs from 8 Markets at the 19th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected 17 entrepreneurs leading nine companies at the 19th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held September 20-23, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,225 entrepreneurs leading 1,384 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Abdulla Elyas, Co-Founder, Careem (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Alvin Sariaatmadja, President Director, Emtek (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Chris Misner, Advisor & Investor, C2 Growth (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Daniel Vogel, Co-founder & CEO, Bitso (Endeavor Entrepreneur); David Wells, Fmr. CFO, Netflix; The Edge, U2 (Endeavor Ireland Board Chair); Eric Santos, Founder & CEO, RD Station (Endeavor Entrepreneur, Endeavor Brazil Board Member); Geoffrey Godding, Partner, EY; Joanna Rees, Managing Partner, West (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Kent Thiry, Executive Chairman, and Former CEO, DaVita (Endeavor Colorado Board Member); Noah Breslow, Operator in Residence, Bain Capital Ventures; Oliver Rippel, Co-Founder & Partner, Asia Partners; Pandu Sjahrir, Managing Partner, Indies Capital Partners (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Roshini Bakshi, Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media, Penske Media Corp.; Steve Kessel, Fmr. Senior Vice President, Amazon; Susan Anderson, CEO, Cannonball Capital Inc. (Endeavor Canada Board Chair); Valeria Alberola, CEO, ZOMALAB (Endeavor Colorado Board Member).

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

DGPays

Entrepreneur: Serkan Ömerbeyoğlu
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Turkey
Description: DGPays is a fintech software solutions provider with multiple product and platform solutions including payment gateways & services, ATM, Card, & POS solutions, and more. Its services are used in a variety of B2B, B2B2C, and B2C manners by leading fintechs & e-money institutions, banks, telecom operators, insurance, and logistics companies. Established in 2017, DGPays recently closed a Series A led by Goldman Sachs and EBRD, and seeks to grow its presence nationally and internationally.

Docket

Entrepreneur: Flavio Castaldi, Rodrigo Lopes + Pedro Roso
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Brazil
Description: Docket is a Brazilian LegalTech SaaS company that provides eNotary Infrastructure and document management services, helping clients cut through bureaucracy and achieve regulatory compliance with ease. Founded in 2016, the company currently has a presence in over 4K+ Brazilian cities and serves enterprise accounts such as DuPont, Santander, Louis Dreyfus Company, Loft, Cargill, and more with a transactional SaaS platform. With notaries in Brazil processing $3B+ annually, and a huge opportunity to further digitize the bureaucracy in other public sector agencies, Docket seeks to scale its platform in Brazil and enter LatAm to become a leader in legal compliance and document management.

Gym+Coffee

Entrepreneur: Niall Horgan + Diarmuid McSweeney
Vertical: Retail
Market: Ireland
Description: Gym+Coffee is a direct-to-consumer athleisure brand that inspires people to enrich their lives by building a community around fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in Dublin, the company sells premium activewear that targets health-conscious individuals through community programming at their brick and mortar clubhouses. The company’s goal is to build a brand that inspires people to Make Life Richer by focusing on building a community around this passion. Within the last six months, the company increased its international revenue to over 20% and is currently poised for an international expansion to the UK and US.

Habi

Entrepreneur: Brynne McNulty + Sebastian Noguera
Vertical: Retail + Consumer Tech
Market: Colombia
Description: Habi is transforming LatAm’s traditionally opaque and inefficient residential ecosystem by providing liquidity and information to all key stakeholders – customers, brokers, banks, and developers – in a market that lacks pricing tools, or even a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Leveraging its robust and proprietary database, Habi’s pricing model provides valuations and home offers quickly and automatically, saving customers time, granting them freedom of movement, and giving them access to their wealth.

Katalon

Entrepreneur: Vu Lam + Alex Tran
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Vietnam
Description: Katalon offers an efficient software testing solution that automates the process of testing new products across platforms (Mobile, Web, Tablets) and browsers (Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc). Katalon leverages AI to automate the process of generating and executing software tests and interpreting the results of these tests. Katalon’s platform is accessible, flexible, comprehensive, and easy to set up. Katalon is widely recognized as one of the premier software test automation tools in the world.

Oyster

Entrepreneur: Tony Jamous
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Lebanon
Description: Oyster is a global employment platform on a mission to remove barriers to cross-border employment so that every talented person can have access to a great remote job. The platform enables employers to offer local full-time employment without the need to set up a legal entity or deal with local payroll / benefit providers. Oyster is a fast-growing mission-driven SAAS startup on track to exceed $12M ARR in its first year of operations. Oyster is backed by mission-driven investors such as Emergence Capital, Stripes, Slack, Paypal, Indeed, and Automattic (WordPress), among others.

Pantys

Entrepreneur: Emily Ewell + Duda Camargo
Vertical: Retail
Market: Brazil
Description: Pantys is an omnichannel DNVB that is transforming feminine care to deliver best-in-class innovations in women’s health and sustainability. The company launched the first menstrual underwear brand in LatAm in 2017, and through a focus on innovation and sustainability, it soon launched many other ‘firsts.’ It now offers 8 categories and 490+ SKUs including the first absorbent underwear, absorbent nursing bra, menstrual swimwear, and a menstrual fitness line to its 250K clients. It is currently mainly present in Brazil and beginning to gain traction in Europe. It plans to conquer the European market within the next year and eventually become the #1 healthy intimate apparel brand in the world.

Securitize

Entrepreneur: Carlos Domingo + Jaime Finn
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Miami
Description: Securitize delivers and provides the infrastructure for trusted, end-to-end, global digital securities solutions for private market participants. Due to the lack of technological integration/digitization private markets remain massively illiquid, expensive, and inefficient. Implementing decentralized ledger technology (DLT) in the form of blockchain, Securitize has created a new digital private market ecosystem that provides services in capital formation, issuance and asset servicing, and secondary trading using digital asset securities. In 2020, Securitize was recognized by CB Insights as a top 50 global innovator leveraging the blockchain.

Shipper

Entrepreneur: Phil Opamuratawongse + Budi Handoko
Vertical: Retail + Supply Chain
Market: Indonesia
Description: Shipper is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Indonesia, providing end-to-end digital supply chain solutions for businesses of all sizes in a market where last-mile fulfillment and delivery is estimated at $80B. Founded in 2017, Shipper has operated with the guiding principle of enabling small and medium-sized businesses to do more of what they love, and leave the stress of managing fulfillment and logistics to Shipper. With more than $80M raised from Sequoia, DST Global, Lightspeed, Ycombinator, Shipper aims to scale and become the #1 logistics software for e-commerce in Indonesia.

Endeavor Selects 11 Entrepreneurs from 6 Markets at the 18th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected 11 entrepreneurs leading six companies at the 18th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held August 23-25, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,208 entrepreneurs leading 1,375 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs, and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Andy Hwang, Investor/Adviser; Arvind Rajan, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Cricket Health; Claire Lee, Global Brand Ambassador, SVB Capital; David Cohen, Co-founder & Chairman, Techstars (Endeavor Colorado Board Member); Mac Schuessler, President & CEO, Evertec (Endeavor Puerto Rico Board Member); Mohamed Azab, CEO & Founder, Seha Healthcare (Endeavor Entrepreneur; Endeavor Egypt Board Member); Nick Beim, Partner, Venrock (Endeavor Global Board Member); Paulo Veras, Co-founder & Fmr. CEO, 99 (Former Endeavor Brazil Managing Director & Board Member); Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures; Thomaz Srougi, Chairman, dr.consulta (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Yancey Spruill, CEO, DigitalOcean

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

GrowSari

Entrepreneur: ER Rollan & Shiv Choudhury
Vertical: Smart Cities: B2B E-commerce
Market: Philippines
Description: GrowSari is a tech-enabled B2B platform that helps the Philippines’ over one million mom & pop sari-sari stores get better service, larger assortments, and access to new services, outfitting them with both the infrastructure and tools they need to transform themselves from simple FMCG outlets to comprehensive service hubs for the nation’s grassroots communities. Today, GrowSari powers the management, growth, and analytics infrastructure of over 50K stores in 100 cities actively ordering on the platform each month. In addition to providing affordable, on-demand inventory as well as working capital loans, GrowSari’s platform also generates crucial data & insights for manufacturers and distributors.

JobandTalent

Entrepreneur: Juan Urdiales & Felipe Navío
Vertical: Education & Talent
Market: Spain
Description: JobandTalent (JaT) is not only the world’s leading temporary workforce marketplace, but also acts as a unique Workforce as a Service (WaaS) platform that offers both employers and employees all the services they need throughout the entire temporary contract duration. In the $4.5T global temporary workers market, JaT provides long-term job security to temporary workers by providing a white-collar experience to the forgotten blue-collar sector. To date, JaT has staffed 100K+ employees in over 1K enterprises across 8 markets. Having raised $500M+ from top-tier international VCs (SoftBank, DN Capital…), the company plans to expand globally and become the go-to platform for temporary job-management across the world.

JumpCloud

Entrepreneur: Rajat Bhargava
Vertical: Enterprise Software & Services
Market: Colorado
Description: In the $58B global directory services market, JumpCloud is redefining the industry by offering a unified IT platform that helps SMEs securely manage and control user access to any resource from any location and device. The company’s ‘Directory-as-a-Service’(DaaS) is the single point of authority to authenticate, authorize, and manage employees’ identities and the systems and IT services they need to access. After signing its first client in 2015, JumpCloud has grown its client base to over 3K customers (including Salesforce, Uber, and Grab) spanning 160 countries. Backed by $191M from BlackRock Innovation Capital and many others, the company plans to become the #1 Cloud-Based directory service in the world.

Nuvocargo

Entrepreneur: Deepak Chhugani & Sam Blackman
Vertical: Smart Cities: Logistics & Supply Chain
Market: Mexico
Description: Nuvocargo is an all-in-one digital platform for cross border trade across the Americas, starting with trade between the USA and Mexico. U.S.-Mexico trade is in the top five biggest trade lanes in the world, and Mexico is the largest US trade partner, where notably 80% of goods are transported by truck. This represents ~10 million trucking shipments between Mexico and the U.S. every year, with customers spending more than $40B annually to move over $800B worth of goods. Backed by QED, NFX, ALLVP, YCombinator, the founders of Nubank, Rappi, Ramp, Loft, and many more, it aims to digitize this supply chain, offering increased speed, reliability, and savings.

Tul

Entrepreneur: Enrique Villamarin, Nicolás Villegas, & Juan Carlos Narváez
Vertical: Smart Cities: B2B E-commerce
Market: Colombia
Description: Tul provides small hardware stores an end-to-end platform that aims to digitize and solve inefficiencies in the supply chain of the construction industry in Latin America. The platform gives store owners access to a wide catalogue of products while providing suppliers with useful data insights on SKUs enabling them to adjust production. Through its platform, Tul efficiently aggregates demand in order to streamline supply, enabling hardware stores to become competitive, grow their profits and become technologically integrated. Tul operates in Colombia, Mexico, and Ecuador, and has raised money from top local and international investors, including Monashees and 8VC.

Wayflyer

Entrepreneur: Aidan Corbett
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Ireland
Description: Wayflyer is a revenue based financing platform for e-commerce merchants. With access to e-commerce company’s data, Wayflyer gives offers within hours and funds customer accounts within days. These loans are collateral free, and repayments rates consider speed of sales, dynamically adjusting with a given businesses’ needs. To date, Wayflyer has raised $86M from investors including DST Capital, Left Lane Capital, and Guillaume Pousaz, and has kept NPLs below 1%. Going forward, Wayflyer is focusing its efforts in North America, Western Europe, and Australia which are the company’s key markets, as well as making improvements to its product in order to create a meaningful differentiation from its competitors.

FintechOS Becomes First Catalyst Investee in Romania

Endeavor Romania’s first selected company, FintechOS (FTOS), closed a $10M investment with participation from Endeavor Catalyst as part of a previously announced $60M Series B funding round led in April 2021. Endeavor Romania launched in February 2021 as the seventh Endeavor office in Europe, and FTOS co-founders, Teodor Blidarus and Sergiu Negut were the first selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs from Romania in May 2021. As of last week, FTOS also became the first Endeavor Catalyst Investee in Romania.

The IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — also invested $10M supporting FTOS, a scale-up company focused on helping financial institutions digitize their processes end-to-end, in a low-code approach destined to boost financial inclusion around the world. According to the World Bank, 1.7 billion people are still unbanked. To reach these people, banks are investing in technology that helps them digitize services.

Co-founder and CEO of FintechOS, Teodor Blidarus said,“The investment of Endeavor Catalyst, along with the one from the IFC, show that new types of investors start looking at innovative B2B businesses with global outlook. Endeavor’s focus, in particular, is opening up several avenues for FintechOS’ future development in the US, Latam and APAC where we expect the network to support us with market entries and advice through their local mentors and entrepreneurs, for the benefit of a much broader range of financial institutions in more markets.”

Sergiu Negut, Co-founder, CFO & COO of FintechOS said,Endeavor Catalyst and IFC’s investments validate FitenchOS’s business model and strategic worldwide expansion plans. They also put a spotlight on CEE and Romania as an emerging epicenter of global innovation. This will certainly lead the way for other types of investors, leading to more chances for the local companies to get access to finance and growth opportunities. We are happy to be part of Endeavor’s network and showcase our story to other founders from developing markets but with global ambitions.

The funds are being used to secure the company’s position in Europe and the UK and fuel international expansion to target financial institutions in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and North America. Endeavor Catalyst chose to invest in FintechOS because of its potential to expedite the change in the financial services industry globally.

“Sergiu Negut and Teodor Blidarus are accelerating digitalization, transforming how financial institutions can serve unbanked communities globally,” Allen Taylor, Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, said. “At Endeavor, we believe in the transformational power of entrepreneurship, and FintechOS is solving the challenge of barriers institutions face in serving those financially excluded.”

 

About Endeavor Catalyst 

Endeavor Catalyst is Endeavor’s rules-based, co-investment fund that invests in the companies of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. With $250M in Assets Under Management (AUM) across three funds, Endeavor Catalyst has made 180+ investments in 30+ markets to date and counts 26 unicorns in its current portfolio. Endeavor Catalyst offers a unique opportunity for Endeavor to become financially self-sustaining by investing in the very entrepreneurs it supports while generating access to world-class companies and meaningful returns for investors.

 

About FintechOS  

FintechOS is driving a paradigm shift in how financial products and services are created by making banks and insurers truly customer-centric. They consolidate critical data from multiple sources like existing databases and ecosystem APIs and these rich data insights are automatically plugged into every step of the customer journey to create truly personalized offerings. Their tech integrates seamlessly with existing IT systems and our low code tools quickly empower organizations to design personalized customer experiences. These capabilities free their customers to tailor products, services, and interactions to a segment of one, increase ROI and decrease time-to-market. 

 

About IFC 

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries. They achieve this by creating new markets, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise. In doing so, they create jobs and raise living standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable. Their work supports the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

 

Endeavor Catalyst Backs Mexico’s 99 Minutos in Their Effort to Expand in Latin America

Endeavor Catalyst invests in Mexico’s 99 Minutos, a last mile e-commerce delivery service, to support the team’s expansion plans in Latin America.

“Alexis Patjane has been engaged in the Endeavor community for eight years, creating the first logistics company in Latam to master zero-emission last-mile deliveries,” adds Allen Taylor, Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst. “Innovators like Alexis are creating the services — and jobs — of the future, and that’s what the world needs today more than ever.”

99 Minutos closed a $40M series B from Prosus Ventures and Kaszek, in May 2021. This triad of investments aims to provide 99 Minutos with a long-term, well-capitalized financial partner who will support business expansion in Latin America and accelerate their same-day city-to-city deliveries. The company has rapidly grown to operate in 40 major markets, including Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, offering four services: less than 99 minutes delivery, same-day delivery, next-day delivery, and C02-free delivery.

“E-commerce is growing quickly in Latin America, but it is still [the] early days. E-commerce penetration in Latin America is at 6%, while China is reaching 30% and the U.S. is at 20%,” the company said in a statement.

99 Minutos Founder and Endeavor Entrepreneur Alexis Patjane stated, “We are excited to partner with Prosus Ventures, Kaszek, and now with Endeavor as we aspire to impact lives, delivering high-impact delivery solutions to our clients.”

About 99 Minutos
99 Minutos is revolutionizing the logistics ecosystem in Mexico and Latam as it allows e-commerce companies to deliver products the same day at a low cost. Currently, the company operates in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. 99 Minutes is the first logistics company in Latam to master zero-emission last-mile deliveries.

About Endeavor Catalyst
Endeavor Catalyst is Endeavor’s rules-based, co-investment fund that invests in the companies of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. With $250M in Assets Under Management (AUM) across three funds, Endeavor Catalyst has made 180+ investments in 30+ markets to date and counts 26 unicorns in its current portfolio. Endeavor Catalyst offers a unique opportunity for Endeavor to become financially self-sustaining by investing in the very entrepreneurs it supports while generating access to world-class companies and meaningful returns for investors.

About Prosus Ventures
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

The group is focused on building meaningful businesses in the online classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech, and education technology sectors in markets including India, Russia and Brazil. Through its ventures team, Prosus invests in areas including health, logistics, blockchain, and social commerce. Prosus actively seeks new opportunities to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to improve people’s everyday lives.

Every day, millions of people use the products and services of companies that Prosus has invested in, acquired or built, including Avito, Brainly, BYJU’S, Bykea, Codecademy, DappRadar, DeHaat, dott, ElasticRun, eMAG, Eruditus, Honor, iFood, Klar, LazyPay, letgo, Meesho, Movile, OLX, PayU, Quick Ride, Red Dot Payment, Remitly, Republic, SimilarWeb, Shipper, Skillsoft, SoloLearn, Swiggy and Udemy. Hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of Prosus’s associates a part of their daily lives.

For listed companies where we have an interest, please see: Tencent (www.tencent.com), Mail.ru (www.corp.mail.ru), Trip.com Group Limited (www.trip.com), and DeliveryHero (www.deliveryhero.com). Today, Prosus companies and associates help improve the lives of around a fifth of the world’s population. Prosus has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam (AEX:PRX) and secondary listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (XJSE:PRX) and a2X Markets (PRX.AJ). Prosus is majority-owned by Naspers. For more information, please visit www.prosus.com

About Kaszek
Kaszek is a Latin American venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build lasting, high-impact technology-based companies whose main initial focus is Latin America. The firm is industry and stage agnostic, mainly investing in Seed, Series A and Series B. In addition to capital, it provides first-hand expertise and insights in strategy, operational execution, team building, growth, technology, product, networking, fundraising and more.

Some of the fund’s portfolio companies are: Nubank, QuintoAndar, Kavak, Creditas, TheNotCompany, Konfio, Kavak, Bitso, GymPass, MadeiraMadeira, Escale, Kushki, NuvemShop, DigitalHouse, LaHaus, and CrediJusto. www.kaszek.com/portfolio

 

Endeavor Selects 9 Entrepreneurs from 5 Markets at the 17th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected nine entrepreneurs leading five companies at the 17th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held July 12-14, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,197 entrepreneurs leading 1,369 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs, and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Global Gateway, Silicon Valley Bank; David Do, Managing Director, Vietnam Investments Group (Endeavor Vietnam Board Member); Drew McElroy, Co-founder and Chairman, Transfix; Mauro Schnaidman, Founder, Quantum Leap International; Mbuvi Ngunze, Chairman, Safarilink Aviation Limited (Endeavor Kenya Mentor); Noah Glass, Founder and CEO, Olo; Peter Njonjo, Co-Founder and CEO, Twiga Foods (Endeavor Entrepreneur, Endeavor Kenya Board Member); Ruby Gadeirab Tudor, Founder and CEO, MDisrupt; Scott Sobel, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Valor Capital Group (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Steve Ciesinkski, President, SRI International; Steve Frazier, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co, Fmr. VP, Amazon; Susan Saideman, Independent Board Member; Fmr. VP, Amazon

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

Helium Health

Entrepreneur: Dimeji Sofowora, Tito Ovia, & Goke Olubusi
Vertical: Healthcare
Market: Nigeria
Description: Helium Health is a healthcare technology company focused on digitizing and promoting data-driven healthcare in Nigeria. Its core product is an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software that enables public and private hospitals to transition to digital systems. The EMR has been deployed at 206 hospitals that serve 290K+ patients each month — and is helping to curb fraud and increase operational efficiency. In 2020, Helium Health launched a digital public health Emergency Response System (ERS) that the Lagos State Government used to manage its COVID-19 response. Helium Health currently has operations across 6 African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, and Liberia.

Komvida

Entrepreneur: Beatriz Margo
Vertical: Food and Beverage
Market: Spain
Description: Komvida is the first and leading kombucha brand in Spain. Considered the healthy alternative to soft drinks, kombucha is a fermented probiotic drink that, amongst other health benefits, improves digestion and lowers blood pressure. Komvida’s kombucha is made completely in-house with 100% organic raw ingredients, maintaining the highest quality standards (it is the only IFS certified kombucha factory in Europe) – prioritizing taste and health benefits as its two core value points. It offers six different flavor products through online and offline channels and has managed a 50%+ customer repeat rate through its innovative online subscription model. Currently, the company sells over 1.5M bottles per year and distributes in four European markets. The company aims to increase its sales by more than 10X by 2024 by focusing on expanding production capabilities, penetrating six new European markets, and widening its product offering through partnerships with large retail brands such as Lidl.

Mensajeros Urbanos

Entrepreneur: Santiago Pineda & Juan Pablo Pineda
Vertical: Smart Cities
Market: Colombia
Description: Mensajeros Urbanos (MU) is a tech-driven logistics company that connects more than 25K retailers and CPG companies such as OXXO, McDonalds, and Falabella with last-mile delivery solutions in 18 cities throughout Colombia and Mexico. Leveraging a network of more than 60K ‘collaborative logistics’ partners to fulfill deliveries, it’s clients reduce delivery times by an average of 60% and logistics costs by up to 30%. With more than 12M deliveries made in 2020, Mensajeros looks to scale its logistics network to achieve its goal of transforming logistics in Latin America.

Rocket.Chat

Entrepreneur: Gabriel Engel
Vertical: Enterprise Software & Services
Market: Brazil
Description: Rocket.Chat is the world’s largest open-source communication platform, trusted by 15M+ users in 150 countries. Enterprise communications are strongly fragmented and not controlled by users, who do not have control of their data, and require many different platforms to communicate. Rocket.Chat is the complete communication solution, simplifying complex integrations with the unique open source flexibility that empowers organizations to extend their platforms beyond proprietary solutions, improve cost efficiency, and increase ownership of their data. The company focuses on omnichannel and live chat, enterprise customer engagement, and intercompany communication, which together represent a $100B market. With +100k active deployments and +1M cumulative deployments, Rocket.Chat has hundreds of clients, including organizations such as the US Army, Tepco, and Credit Suisse.

Zid

Entrepreneur: Mazen Al Darrab & Sultan Al Asmi
Vertical: Enterprise Software & Services
Market: Saudi Arabia
Description: Zid is a SaaS-based “e-commerce in a box solution” that enables retailers to easily build and manage an online store presence. Since 2017, Zid has helped more than 5K merchants build their own eCommerce operations and integrates them with 20+ supply chain players and a number of payment providers to easily accept and fulfill online orders with ease. The company aims to scale throughout the region, enabling MENA’s retail sector to enter the world of electronic retail in an easy and professional manner.

 

Endeavor Selects 13 Entrepreneurs from 7 Markets at the 16th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected thirteen entrepreneurs leading eight companies at the 16th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held June 20-23, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,188 entrepreneurs leading 1,364 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs, and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner, Threshold Ventures (Endeavor Greece Board Member); Arif Rachmat, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, TAP Group (Endeavor Indonesia Chairman); Arjuna Costa, Partner, Flourish VC; Edgar Bronfman, Jr., General Partner, Chairman and Co-founder, Waverley Capital (Endeavor Global Board Chairman); Eric Acher, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Monashees; Jason Green, Partner, Emergence Capital Partners (Endeavor Global Board Member); Keri Gohman, Partner, Bain Capital Ventures; Kevin Ryan, Chairman & CEO, AlleyCorp (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Martín Migoya, Co-Founder and CEO, Globant (Endeavor Argentina Board Member; Alumni Endeavor Entrepreneur); Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder & CEO, Careem (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Nabyl Al Maskari, Executive Chairman, Al Maskari Holding (Endeavor UAE Board Chairman); Mona Ataya, CEO of Mumzworld (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Sebastian Gunningham, Chairman of Consumer Finance & Vice Chairman of OpenBank, Santander; Shailesh Rao, Advisor/Investor, Venture Highway and BigSpring; Shola Akinlade, Co-Founder & CEO, Paystack; Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom (Endeavor Kenya Board Member); Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer, UiPath (Endeavor Romania Board Member); Vassil Terziev, Co-founder, Telerik Academy; Partner, Eleven VC (Endeavor Bulgaria Board Co-chair).

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

Circuit Clinical

Entrepreneur: Irfan Khan, M.D.
Vertical: Healthcare
Market: Western New York
Description: Circuit Clinical provides a tech-enabled turnkey clinical trials program that quickly creates fully equipped, high-performing clinical trial sites. Its program lowers operational and economic risk for health systems to become clinical trial sites, makes it easier for patients to find and evaluate clinical trials as a care option, and enables pharma to make their trials more efficient and diverse.

Cobli

Entrepreneur: Parker Treacy & Rodrigo Mourad
Vertical: IoT Hardware & SaaS
Market: Brazil
Description: Cobli offers an IoT hardware and SaaS fleet management solution that increases productivity and enables more efficient use of fleet assets across business processes. Their product provides real-time visibility and facilitates superior decision-making processes, empowering fleet managers to better manage their logistics costs. Cobli is looking to scale its fleet solutions throughout the region and become a leader in the $10.4B Latin American fleet management market.

Independent Foods

Entrepreneur: Deem AlBassam & Amal AlMarri
Vertical: Food & Beverage
Market: Saudi Arabia
Description: INDPT is a unique and home-grown hospitality management company driven to create authentic concepts that provide dining experiences designed to complement local culture. These offerings leave residents and tourists with standardized and generic offerings, neither unique nor reflective of the local customer. Since 2009, INDPT has launched and operated 6 successful F&B brands, each with its own identity and distinctive menu and concept, with more than 24 branches across the UAE & Saudi Arabia serving 3M checks in 2020 alone. I

Sary

Entrepreneur: Mohammed AlDossary & Khaled AlSiari
Vertical: Commerce: B2B
Market: Saudi Arabia
Description: In Saudi Arabia, the wholesale industry is a fragmented, offline market that favors major retailers. With a mission to digitize and revolutionize the wholesale market, Sary is an online B2B marketplace that connects small businesses with a network of wholesale market suppliers and distributors via mobile and web applications. Retailers can order wholesale items directly from their devices, ranging from a dozen boxes of cereal to office supplies, and have it delivered within three hours. Today, Sary processes 50K orders on a monthly basis to over 30K retailers across 5 cities in Saudi Arabia, and manages all of the logistics with freelance last-mile delivery agents.

Teamapt

Entrepreneur: Tosin Eniolorunda & Felix Ike
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Nigeria
Description: Teamapt is reinventing banking and financial services to serve the next billion Africans. Roughly half of Nigeria’s 100M adults do not have access to formal financial services, andacross Sub-Saharan Africa, 350M individuals are financially excluded. Teamapt’s core product, Moniepoint, is an agency-banking solution that enables small businesses to provide basic financial services such as deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and bill payments to their customers. Today, Teamapt represents the #1 agency banking solution in Nigeria, with >100K agents across Nigeria. It aims to become Africa’s largest digital bank by 2026, providing a competitive range of banking solutions to 50 million underserved customers.

Ubits

Entrepreneur: Marta Forero & Julian Melo
Vertical: Ed-Tech
Market: Colombia
Description: Ubits is an Ed-Tech company for corporate training in LatAm, offering a catalogue of 580+ Bits(courses), consisting of short digital content taught by industry leaders for employee training. Courses are short and engaging with personalized recommendations for specific employee needs, and are taught by local practitioners and college professors in Spanish. The platform is differentiated based on its lower skill focus and customized course pathways. The company plans on using this money to expand its sales team and technology development, and to help with expansion across Spanish speaking LatAm,specifically to Chile and Argentina.

Voicemod

Entrepreneur: Jaime Bosch
Vertical: Media – Entertainment and Content
Market: Spain
Description: In 2019 alone, the audience for gaming video content (GVC) grew by 5% to reach 944M people. The games and interactive media industry grew 4% in the past year, reaching a market value of $120B, surpassing the movies and music industries combined ($60.8B). Voicemod offers the best real-time voice changer and soundboard software for streamers and gamers. With over 4M MAUs in 150 countries, Voicemod aims to be a leading global content platform that enables creators to both access exclusive audio content and create signature sounds to better express themselves.

Zilingo

Entrepreneur: Ankiti Bose
Vertical: Enterprise Software and Services
Market: Indonesia
Description: Zilingo provides B2B digital sourcing and supply chain solutions to wholesalers, brands and retailers across Southeast and South Asia. The company is making the global fashion and lifestyle supply chain more fair, transparent, affordable and sustainable. Zilingo leverages technology, data, and AI to optimize production timelines and aggregate global demand, and works with over 17,000 merchants, and thousands of factories on the platform. With an aim to provide sustainable alternatives, Zilingo also enables businesses to source sustainable fabrics from the world’s largest range of over 500 certified recycled, natural and organic fabrics.

Endeavor Selects 13 Entrepreneurs from 9 Markets at the 15th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected thirteen entrepreneurs leading seven companies at the 15th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held May 17-19, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,175 entrepreneurs leading 1,356 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs, and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Mohamed Azab, CEO and Founder, Seha Healthcare Co-Founder, AR ventures (Endeavor Entrepreneur, Endeavor Egypt Board Member); Cesar Carvalho, Co-Founder & CEO, GymPass; Dan Green, Corporate Partner, Gunderson Dettmer LLP; Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl Resources (Endeavor Ireland Board Member); Hristo Hristov, CEO, HR Capital (Endeavor Bulgaria Board Member); Steve Kessel, Fmr. Senior Vice President, Amazon.com; Monica Mandelli, Global Head of High Net Worth Group, KKR (Endeavor Italy Board Member); Shu Nyatta, Managing Partner, Softbank (Endeavor Global Board Member); Raoul Oberman, Co-Founder and CEO, Artemis Impact (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Veronica Allende Serra, Founding Partner, Pacific Investments & Innova Capital Fund (Endeavor Global Board Member); Anderson Thees, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Redpoint eventures (Endeavor Ambassador); David Wells, Fmr. CFO, Netflix.

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

Aruna

Entrepreneur: Farid Aslam
Vertical: Commerce – Marketplace
Market: Indonesia
Description: Aruna is a commerce startup creating a fair and transparent marine-fisheries trade through technology innovation. It provides two solutions for fishermen: a digital fish auction platform to sell their catch at a fair price and a marketplace for seafood products, which utilizes data from the auction platform to ensure fair trade. With more than 20K fisherman and 32 fish processing miniplants throughout Indonesia, Aruna makes the sea a better livelihood for all by offering efficiency in trading seafood, providing wider access to local and overseas markets, and empowering the local fishermen community.

Brimore

Entrepreneur: Mohamed Abdulaziz and Ahmed Sheikha
Vertical: Retail
Market: Egypt
Description: Established in 2017, Brimore uses direct social selling as an alternative trading channel with the aim of providing the consumer a wide range of diverse high-quality products at affordable prices. Through a social commerce with a parallel distribution platform Brimore allows local suppliers to develop coverage nationwide through a network of individual distributors (mostly housewives) selling products through their circles. With a retail market size of $150B, currently 65% of Egyptian manufacturers are extremely underutilized due to their inability to reach the end customer. Brimore solves this by providing local suppliers a tool that connects them with individuals that can sell the products with efficient distribution costs, giving local suppliers a chance to distribute products that do not usually win shelf space. Brimore has 50K active sales champions, 9K monthly sales champions, 6000+ SKUs, 200 suppliers, operating across 9 categories

Cameo

Entrepreneur: Steven Galanis and Devon Townsend
Vertical: Consumer Tech: Entertainment
Market: Detroit, Greece and Miami
Description: Cameo is an online marketplace that connects fans directly with more than 40K of their favorite pop culture icons via personalized video messages, live calls, and direct messages. With more than $150M in capital raised from investors including Lightspeed, Jeff Weiner, Kleiner Perkins, Bain Capital, and Google Ventures, including a recent $100M Series C, Cameo’s success to date has been significant. In 2020 alone, Cameo was awarded Best Product in Forbes’ 2020 Social Media Awards; ranked #1 on The Information’s TI50 Most Promising Startups; and among Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, Inc.’s Best In Business 2020, and Business Insider’s Top 100 Startups of 2020.

FintechOS

Entrepreneur: Teodor Blidarus and Sergiu Negut
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Romania
Description: FintechOS (FTOS) offers its bank and insurance customers a digital overlay platform on top of their existing legacy infrastructure to enable them to design, build and manage next generation end-to-end capabilities. The platform enables clients to aggregate data across internal and external sources, automate basic functionality, and deliver an environment for product and customer journey development in a low-code environment. By April 2021, the company had achieved over 2x YOY growth, with 40+ clients, while rapidly increasing its headcount to over 300. Also at the end of April 2021, the company successfully raised its $60M Series B round led by Draper Esprit, a record for Romania and second only to UiPath.

Honest Greens

Entrepreneur: Christopher Fuchs
Vertical: Food & Beverage
Market: Spain
Description: Honest Greens is creating a new booming niche in the healthy food industry offering farm-to-table chef-driven food from local suppliers in a quick, convenient, and affordable format. Consumers have a choice of customizable signature salads and entrees made from sustainably-sourced chef-prepared foods, and can order in-store, or on the Honest Greens app. Founded in 2015, Honest Greens has profitably bootstrapped its growth to $15M in 2019 with 10 locations in Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon.

Tembici

Entrepreneur: Mauricio Villar, Tomás Martins
Vertical: Smart City
Market: Brazil
Description: Tembici is the leading micro-mobility player in Latin America, offering a docked bike-sharing platform that provides more than 1.5 million monthly rides in 10 cities across Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Tembici also leverages its docking structure for digital media advertising and ESG-related sponsorship contracts to Enterprise clients, like Bank Itau and Mastercard. With 14.6K bikes and 1K e-bikes, Tembici’s solution addresses the problem of daily urban commute with a solution that is cheap, fast, and environment-friendly, helping reduce more than 14,000 tons of CO2 gas emissions in the past 2 years.

TradeDepot

Entrepreneur: Kachi Izukanne, Ruke Awaritefe, and Michael Upkong
Vertical: Smart City
Market: Nigeria
Description: TradeDepot is a B2B e-commerce platform that enables retailers to order inventory through multiple channels (Web, Mobile, USSD and WhatsApp) and have it delivered the next day. Since launching in 2018, the company has grown its retailer base and has built out an extensive warehousing and logistics infrastructure, offering a wide catalogue of products. In Q3 2020, it launched a pilot of its inventory financing product and has since disbursed affordable loans to retailers on its platform. TradeDepot is organizing Nigeria’s fragmented retail landscape of 16M informal retailers and wholesalers which account for 90% of the country’s annual $105B retail spend.

Announcing the 2021 Endeavor Outliers

Endeavor is thrilled to announce the 2021 class of Outliers, a year-long experience that brings together a cohort of the top founders in Endeavor’s portfolio for curated opportunities to connect with each other and top mentors in the network. The Outliers experience combines intimate peer groups and leadership coaching with tailored strategy sessions led by the best company builders from Endeavor’s network, all designed to help founders scale their company, grow as a leader and multiply their impact.

Endeavor Outliers are Endeavor Entrepreneurs that are leading the fastest growing scale-up companies; or those that have meaningfully exited their companies and are now serving as role models and mentors to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

A snapshot of 2021 Endeavor Outlier companies valued at over $1B.

This year’s 171 Outliers include dozens of companies growing 100% YoY and 25+ businesses already valued at $1B+. They span more than 30 markets and operate across eight industry verticals: Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Enterprise Software & Services, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, and Smart Cities.

Meet the full class of 2021 Endeavor Outliers here.

 

Endeavor Selects Seven Entrepreneurs from Five Markets at the 14th Virtual International Selection Panel

Endeavor selected seven entrepreneurs leading five companies at the Fourteenth Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held April 20-21, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,162 entrepreneurs leading 1,349 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).

The vISP was presented by General Atlantic, with additional support from AXA, Bain, Cooley, EY, HSBC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Zoom.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify high-impact entrepreneurs who demonstrate the potential to leverage Endeavor’s resources and mentorship to create large-scale wealth and jobs, and are committed to reinvesting their time and money in their local entrepreneurship ecosystems to help others take off.

During the vISP panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates leading four companies about their businesses. In “deliberation rooms” — private Zoom meetings with only Endeavor staff and panelists — panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, then voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Panelists at the ISP included: Chris Misner, Advisor & Investor, C2 Growth (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Christopher Schroeder, Venture Investor, Next Billion Ventures; Diego Piacentini, Board Member and Advisor, Former Commissioner for Digital Transformation, Italian Government, Former SVP of International Consumer Business, Amazon (Endeavor Italy Board Member, Endeavor Global Ambassador); Firat İşbecer, CEO, Commencis (Endeavor Entrepreneur, Endeavor Turkey Board Member); Francisco Alvarez-Demalde, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Riverwood Capital (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Gary Swart, Partner, Polaris Partners; Guibert Englebienne, Co-Founder and CTO, Globant (Endeavor Entrepreneur; Endeavor Argentina Board Chairman); Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups, US & Managing Partner of Collab Capital (Endeavor Atlanta Board Member); Keri Gohman, Partner, Bain Capital Ventures; Lisanne Dorion, Founder, Lisanne Dorion, LLC (Endeavor Puerto Rico Board Member); Nico Szekasy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek (Endeavor Global Board Member, Alumni Endeavor Entrepreneur); and Pedro Arnt, Chief Financial Officer, MercadoLibre.   

As part of Endeavor’s network, the newly selected entrepreneurs will gain access to comprehensive, strategic, global support services, including introductions to local and international business mentors, investors, and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of impact. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

Aprende

Entrepreneur: Martin Claure
Vertical: Education & Talent
Market: Miami
Description: Aprende is the leading online education platform for vocational skills in Latin America and the United States’ Hispanic markets. That platform offers a wide array of courses and training, allowing its growing community of students to acquire high-demand skills. These skills empower learners to turn their interests into income by starting a new business or a new career. Aprende integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led classroom activities, providing its students a flexible and customized learning experience, accessible on any device, that monitors students’ progress and promotes engaged learning, skill expertise, and course completion. The company plans to keep penetrating the $4.51B US & Latam Edtech market and reach over 150,000 active students by 2023. 

CookUnity

Entrepreneur: Mateo Marietti
Vertical: Food & Beverage
Market: Argentina
Description: CookUnity is a developer of an online food delivery platform that provides a wide range of chef-special cuisines prepared by using farm-fresh ingredients by over 35 chefs who rotate 300+ dishes every week, enabling food lovers to order meals from independent chefs online. With just over 14K+ active users, and operations in the East Coast and Southern California, CookUnity aims to scale across the US, opening additional dark kitchens to serve the fast-growing ~$28.5B US food delivery market.

Hack The Box

Entrepreneur: Haris Pylarinos
Vertical: Education & Talent
Market: Greece
Description: Hack The Box is an online platform enabling individuals, teams, businesses and students to test their penetration testing (hacking) skills and exchange ideas and methodologies with other members of similar interests. It contains several challenges that are constantly updated, including simulated real world scenarios and gamified experiences. In less than 3 years, Haris and his team have created the largest and most promising global community of cyber security professionals. Hack The Box innovates by constantly providing fresh and curated hacking challenges, into a fully gamified, immersive and intuitive environment for security researchers, pen-testers, cyber security professionals, academia and students from all over the world. 

Chiper

Entrepreneurs: Jose Bonilla, Oscar Sarria, Carolina García
Vertical: Commerce: Retail & Consumer Tech
Market: Colombia
Description: Chiper is a digital shopping platform intended to streamline the supply chain to maximize wholesale savings through a tech-driven ecosystem. The company’s product allows store owners to eliminate the middle-man and shop from a diverse range of 1.5K+ SKUs and 400+ brands, enabling independent corner store owners to connect with producers directly and procure groceries and other items at a cheaper price. Founded in 2018, Chiper has raised $25M from notable investors including Kaszek and Monashees, and currently counts more than 12K active customers across Mexico and Colombia as it looks to scale in the estimated $330B LatAm retail market.

RoadSync

Entrepreneur: Robin Gregg
Vertical: Fintech
Market: Atlanta
Description: RoadSync is the digital financial platform for the logistics industry. By removing paper and phone calls from business transactions, RoadSync offers a fast, convenient, and secure way to move and manage money and conduct business, dramatically reducing payment processing time and maximizing revenue collection. RoadSync offers payment products for warehouses, trucks/carriers, and repair/tow merchants, integrating and automating the financial systems fueling the logistics industry. Founded in 2015, Roadsync has grown to 550+ customer locations, and over 50 full-time employees.

Endeavor Launches in Canada, Providing a Global Support System for High-Growth Canadian Founders

Endeavor, the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the launch of Endeavor Canada, with the office based out of Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global organization with a mission to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders. Today, Endeavor’s network spans nearly 40 countries and supports more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, whose companies generate combined revenues of over $26 billion US, have created more than 4 million jobs, and, in 2019, raised over $3.6 billion US in capital.

“For more than 20 years, Endeavor has provided entrepreneurs with a community and platform to dream big, scale up, and pay it forward. With access to Endeavor’s global network, the Endeavor Catalyst co-investment fund, and support from a strong founding board, we’re confident Endeavor Canada will have a meaningful impact on Canada’s most innovative entrepreneurs and the country at large,” said Endeavor Co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg.

Endeavor Canada will identify founders with the greatest potential to participate in the organization’s renowned international selection process. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from a global network, peer-to-peer community, and open-door access to talent, markets, and capital.

In addition to tailored support, Endeavor also invests in Endeavor Entrepreneurs through its rules-based co-investment fund, Endeavor Catalyst, which has hundreds of millions of dollars under management, and provides avenues for them to invest in, mentor, and inspire others. Successful high-impact entrepreneurs not only create jobs but by paying it forward, generate a multiplier effect, paving the way for future generations of founders.

The mission of our firm is to connect opportunities with talent, capital, and networks in order to build market defining companies,” said Paul Desmarais III, Chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, Founding Board Member of Endeavor Canada. “Endeavor is an organization that is perfectly aligned with these objectives. I am proud to be on the founding board of Endeavor Canada and am excited to help build Canadian champions that will create prosperity for our communities.”

Leveraging support from Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the founding board of directors, Endeavor Canada will provide avenues for founders to dream big, scale up and pay it forward.

Endeavor brings a unique element to the investment community in Calgary, and the fact they selected Calgary to be its Canadian headquarters speaks to the opportunities on the horizon here,” said Mark Blackwell, Chair of the Board of Directors, Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. “We expect a high degree of indirect economic impact from Endeavor’s presence due to the potential to scale businesses and its track record of working with local companies to accelerate entrepreneurial ecosystems in cities like Miami, Detroit and Atlanta.”

Endeavor Canada has also announced its National Board of Directors:

  • Susan Anderson, Co-founder, Digital Commerce Bank & DC Payments (Board Chair)
  • Brad Zumwalt, Partner, Zinc Ventures
  • Chen Fong, Co-founder, Pureweb Inc.
  • Chris Huskilson, Former CEO, Emera Inc.
  • Jim Estill, President and CEO, Danby Appliances
  • Joanna Harries, SVP of Global Expansion, Endeavor
  • Lindsay Machan, Co-founder, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals
  • Paul Desmarais III, Chairman and CEO, Sagard
  • Paul Parisi, Head of Canada, Silicon Valley Bank

“Canada does not have a startup problem but rather a global scale up challenge. Endeavor has an amazing network and track record of helping high-impact entrepreneurs scale their enterprises which in turn will benefit the Canadian tech ecosystem and contribute to our long-term economic growth. I am excited that Endeavor has chosen Calgary as its headquarters in Canada and look forward to helping founders grow and scale their companies,” said Susan Anderson, CEO of Cannonball Capital, Inc., and Board Chair of Endeavor Canada.

The Endeavor Canada entrepreneur selection process will begin in May 2021.

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