Endeavor Selects 12 Entrepreneurs from six markets at the 28th Virtual International Selection Panel
Endeavor selected 12 entrepreneurs leading six companies at the 28th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held June 20-22, 2022. Endeavor now supports 2,344 entrepreneurs leading 1,449 companies in 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 interviewed a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates about their businesses. Then, in “deliberation rooms,” panelists evaluated the entrepreneurs on their potential for high-impact growth, discussed which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and voted unanimously to select the newest Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Panelists at the ISP included: Alejandro Artacho, Spotahome (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Allison Light, West Ventures (Endeavor Mentor); Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer LLP (Endeavor Mentor); Luis Lora, Globo Ventures (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Mario Mello, Valor Capital Group (Endeavor Mentor); Martín Escobari, General Atlantic Partners (Endeavor Global Board Member); Matt Tucker, Former Olo (Endeavor Mentor); Roshini Bakshi, Everstone Capital Advisors (Endeavor Global Ambassador); Stefan Weitz, Radial (Endeavor Mentor); Susan G. Saideman, Former Amazon (Endeavor Mentor).
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:
Entrepreneur: Nico Barawid & Maricarmen Herrerías
Vertical: Retail & Consumer Tech
Casai is a tech startup changing the world of hospitality, starting in Mexico and Brazil. The company delivers expertly curated spaces with first-class comfort, local authenticity, sophisticated design, and smart home technology, all with a seamless guest experience. The company provides beautiful apartments that combine the design and comfort of a boutique hotel with the technology of a tech-enable home and the best local atmosphere of a vacation rental. Casai has a 4.9-star guest rating and maintains a 90% occupancy rate. Casai has served over 35K guests to date, and follows its $23M Series A plans to expand to 12 new cities in 2022.
Entrepreneur: Jad Antoun
Vertical: Smart City
Launched in 2020 in the UAE, Huspy began by solving a painful step in the home buying process: getting a mortgage. In less than 12 months, the company became the market leader in the UAE. Huspy is building a full-fledged prop-tech ecosystem that enables more seamless processes for all the stakeholders involved in the home-buying process. By using its proprietary technology and the know-how of its team, Huspy is building a transparent and easy-to-use experience so that buying a home can finally be a moment to celebrate. Huspy partners with 100+ mortgage brokerage, 400+ real estate agents, and 25+ lenders. The company has grown at a 25%+ MoM rate throughout 2021 and is on a path to transform the real estate industry across EMEA.
Entrepreneur: Julian Torres & Santiago Aparacio
Vertical: Enterprise Software & Services
OnTop automates international hiring, payments, taxes, onboarding, and payroll management for global teams. Founded in Colombia in Aug. 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, OnTop was born out of the desire to solve one key and deep pain point for companies – hiring and paying international employees in a compliant and seamless manner. OnTop has grown its client base and revenue 40% MoM since its founding and its platform is now used in 70+ countries, transacting millions of dollars per month in international payments as clients make their digital transformations and adapt to the future of work. The company raised a $20M Series A led by Tiger Global and Point72 Ventures, with participation from SoftBank in Oct. 2021.
Entrepreneur: Somto Ifezue, Odunayo Eweniyi, & Joshua Chibueze
PiggyVest is a financial services platform that provides its predominantly Millennial and Gen Z users across Nigeria with access to savings and investment products that drive wealth creation and preservation. Founded in 2016, PiggyVest has raised a $1.1M Seed round in May 2018 led by Leadpath Nigeria and has 3.7M registered users (one-third are monthly active users) who it has helped save $1B+ to date. The company offers 8 different saving and investment products, is a team of 75+, and has $180M+ AUM. The company has grown at a 326% CAGR from 2018-2021.
Entrepreneur: Dr. Jerrica Kirkley & Dr. Matthew Wetschler
Plume offers quality, accessible, and convenient gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) for the transgender community. With a vision to transform healthcare for every trans life, Plume is rapidly scaling its services nationwide for GAHT and mental health, with an extensive roadmap to offer a full spectrum of services for the transgender community, becoming the place for holistic care for every trans life. Founded in 2020, the company’s main pillar is customer-centricity. Plume is a team of 130 employees who serve 9K active members and enjoys an industry-high NPS of 80 and a clinician 12-month retention rate of 90%.
Entrepreneur: Carlos & Fernando Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia
Vertical: Education & Talent
Product School is the global leader in Product Management training with a community of over one million product professionals. All of the trainings are delivered live online by real-world Product Leaders working at top Silicon Valley companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, Uber, and Amazon. So far, Product School has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide. The company has also published the Amazon bestseller, The Product Book, The Proddy Awards, and ProductCon, the largest multi-city product management conference in the world.