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:
Entrepreneur: Serkan Ömerbeyoğlu
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.
Entrepreneur: Flavio Castaldi, Rodrigo Lopes + Pedro Roso
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
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.
Entrepreneur: Niall Horgan + Diarmuid McSweeney
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.
Entrepreneur: Brynne McNulty + Sebastian Noguera
Vertical: Retail + Consumer Tech
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.
Entrepreneur: Vu Lam + Alex Tran
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
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.
Entrepreneur: Tony Jamous
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
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 backed by mission-driven investors such as Emergence Capital, Stripes, Slack, Paypal, Indeed, and Automattic (WordPress), among others. Oyster already raised more than $70M in funding in less than a year.
Entrepreneur: Emily Ewell + Duda Camargo
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.
Entrepreneur: Carlos Domingo + Jaime Finn
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.
Entrepreneur: Phil Opamuratawongse + Budi Handoko
Vertical: Retail + Supply Chain
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.