Endeavor Selects 11 Entrepreneurs from seven markets at the 30th Virtual International Selection Panel
Endeavor selected 11 entrepreneurs leading seven companies at the 30th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held September 19-22, 2022. Endeavor now supports 2,363 entrepreneurs leading 1,465 companies in 41 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: Amr Shady, Tribal Credit (Endeavor Entrepreneur & Endeavor Egypt Board Chair); Arvind Rajan, Cricket Health (Endeavor Mentor); Brynne McNulty Rojas, Habi (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Dermot Halpin, TripAdvisor (Endeavor Mentor); Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Waverley Capital (Endeavor Global Board Chair); Eric Santos, RD Station (Endeavor Entrepreneur & Endeavor Brazil Board Member); Giang Pham, Genetica (Endeavor Vietnam Board Member); Jean Michel Enríquez, Aiza y Enríquez, s.c. (Endeavor Mexico Board Member); John McIntire, Open Education Holdings (Endeavor Mentor); Maureen Haverty, Seraphim Space (Endeavor Mentor); Nabyl Al Maskari, Al Maskari Holding (Endeavor UAE Board Chair); Phil Opamuratawongse, Shipper (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Raoul Oberman, Artemis Impact Pte Ltd (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Tania Aidrus, Rayn Group (Endeavor Pakistan Board Member); Terry Hanold, Fmr Amazon (Endeavor Mentor); and Tiger Fang, Kargo (Endeavor Entrepreneur).
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:
Entrepreneurs: Kathrin Hamm
Vertical: Retail & Consumer Tech
Bearaby is a sustainable home wellness brand on a mission to create a calmer, more comforted world: one nap at a time. With Bearaby’s initial product line, patented all-natural and filler-free weighted blankets, simple and sustainable self-care can be embraced by everyone. Bearaby differentiates itself by serving a superior product to its customers, owning proprietary technology for its patented products and manufacturing equipment, having direct access to a distributed and resilient supply. To experience Bearaby, please visit www.bearaby.com or @mybearaby on Instagram or find their products in Nordstrom, West Elm or Pottery Barn.
Entrepreneurs: Finn Puklowski & Rhavi Carneiro
Vertical: Education & Talent
Fluency Academy is an online language learning platform based in Brazil. The company was born out of the realization that existing language learning methods were ineffective and lengthy, focusing on grammar and language rules rather than practical results students could experience. Founded in 2017, the company harnesses domination of the creator economy, with its 20M social media audience, technological enablers such as its memorization app Memhack, and group tutoring to provide language proficiency within a year. Fluency Academy has grown to become a team of ~400, offering courses to learn eight different languages in Brazil, 4 in Latin America and 1 global offering. It serves 200K+ annual subscribers.
Entrepreneurs: Kevin Zhang
Inteluck provides data-driven end to end logistics services to enterprises across Southeast Asia. The company maximizes logistics efficiency for its clients by leveraging technology and data and creating value for both customers and vendors. Inteluck supports a variety of logistics platform services, including domestic full truckload transportation, warehouse management, freight forwarding, cross border transportation, and other bespoke supply chain services. Founded in 2014, the company serves 300+ enterprise clients, operates across Southeast Asia, and has raised $20M+ in funding to date.
Entrepreneurs: Andrés Gómez & Alejandro Celis
Vertical: Smart Cities
Melonn is a Colombian eCommerce enabler that offers end-to-end fulfillment solutions as well as back-end technology tools that allow eCommerce SMBs to grow further and faster. The company’s mission is to become the #1 ally for eCommerce SMBs across LatAm, empowering them to achieve scale and become successful. Operating in the $100B LatAm eCommerce market, Melonn is a team of 230+ that operate across 8 cities in Colombia and Mexico and serve 750+ active sellers with their solutions. The company was founded in 2020 and has raised $24M+ from investors including QED and NFX.
Entrepreneurs: Alejandro Zecler, Alan Karpovsky, and Helena Polyblank
Mendel is a software company enhanced with financial technology features that simplifies and optimizes the expense management of more than 100 enterprise companies including McDonalds, MercadoLibre, PetCo, & AB InBev. Mendel’s platform empowers finance teams to set real-time rules to manage employee’s card transactions, track spend from a central dashboard and pay bills with 1 click. Founded and launched in 2021, its mission is to restore agility to large companies by digitizing their finances through flexible and secure solutions that make processes more efficient and payment flows more transparent. With a recent $15M Series A in December of 2021 including support from Infinity Ventures, ALLVP and Better Tomorrow Ventures, it seeks to grow its intelligent B2B payments platform & smart credit cards and become the leading enterprise expense management platform in Latin America.
Entrepreneurs: Cleosent Randing
PasarPolis is Southeast Asia’s leading insurance technology (Insurtech) company headquartered in Indonesia. As the industry pioneer in the region, the company aims to democratize insurance by empowering all consumers to easily access affordable insurance products and using innovative technology to provide a smooth user experience from purchase to claims. Since its launch, PasarPolis has issued over 1B policies and has raised $68M as the first insurtech company backed by three Indonesian Unicorns, including Gojek, Tokopedia, and Traveloka. Following the company’s positive consumer response in Indonesia, PasarPolis has now expanded to other Southeast Asian markets, including Vietnam and Thailand.
Entrepreneurs: Pawel Hytry
Vertical: Enterprise Software & Services
Spacelift is a highly flexible platform that integrates with popular Infrastructure as Code (IaC) management tools such as Terraform, Cloudformation, Pulumi, and Kubernetes. Launched in 2020, Spacelift has created a plug-and-play platform that allows teams to automate the management of cloud infrastructure, promising automation of manual tasks, fewer errors, and improved infrastructure security and auditability. Using Spacelift, teams can build, package, and test applications more efficiently without the risk of downtime. Spacelift is like GitHub for infrastructure, allowing IaC to be collaborative between teams. Today, Spacelift has raised $22.6M in funding and has acquired customers such as Checkout.com and Lightspeed.