Endeavor selected nine entrepreneurs leading seven companies at its Eighth Virtual International Selection Panel (ISP). Endeavor now supports 2,107 entrepreneurs leading 1,317 companies in 37 markets around the world (read more about the newly selected entrepreneurs below).
The Virtual ISP 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. Beyond the selection process, ISPs are also unique international gatherings that bring entrepreneurs, dedicated business leaders and staff together across borders and industries, and allow them to make connections they may never have otherwise. This event marks the eighth Virtual ISP that Endeavor has held.
Over the course of three days at the Virtual ISP, panelists utilized Zoom breakout rooms to interview a small group of high-caliber entrepreneur candidates 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: Brian Requarth, Founder, VivaReal, and Chairman, Grupo ZAP (Alumni Endeavor Entrepreneur); Chris Zook, Partner, Bain & Company; Eric Acher, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Monashees; Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups, Google; Najoh Tita-Reid, Marketing Reinvention and Head of Commercial Marketing, Logitech; Steven Mail, Founder & Managing Partner of Mail Venture Partners; Chris Bierly, Partner, Bain & Company; Dan Caruso, Chief Executive Officer, Zayo (Endeavor Colorado Board Chairman); Eric Remer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Evercommerce (Endeavor Colorado Board Member); Firat İşbecer, CEO, Commencis (Endeavor Entrepreneur, Endeavor Turkey Board Member); Mbuvi Ngunze, Chairman, Safarilink Aviation Limited; and Paola Bonomo, Vice President, Italian Angels for Growth.
As part of Endeavor’s network, the entrepreneurs selected at the Virtual ISP 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 4.1M+ jobs, generated $26.8 billion in revenues in 2019, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.
Learn more about the companies and entrepreneurs selected below.
Entrepreneur: Vander Corteze
Company: Beep Saúde
Description: Beep Saúde is a Brazilian developer of a vaccination and home medical care platform intended to become a one-stop-shop for health. The company specializes in providing home vaccination services via its mobile application where users can choose their vaccine and schedule an appointment, enabling patients or healthcare-seeking users to get vaccinated and receive medical care economically in the comfort of their home. Its proprietary ML platform has enabled it to grow to 310 employees that have delivered over 150K services in 3 major Brazilian cities.
Entrepreneur: Chris Miller
Company: Paladina Health
Description: Paladina Health offers the most comprehensive and customizable primary care model available to reduce overall medical spending, increase employee satisfaction and enhance health outcomes. The Paladina Health direct primary care model is based on a physician-access approach to primary care, where treatment & billing takes place directly between patient and provider, completely excluding the insurer. Paladina Health’s model is sold directly to employers and is ideal for private companies, municipalities, school districts, state governments, unions and health systems. Paladina currently operates 132 clinics across 20 U.S. states and acquired Activate Healthcare in January 2019, as it takes on the $283B market for primary health care in the United States.
Entrepreneur: Melissa Butler
Company: The Lip Bar
Description: The Lip Bar is making makeup easy. The company creates products that are easy to use for makeup beginners and busy womxn. The Lip Bar uses technology to drive complexion based recommendations to ensure customers get the right color every time. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and made for every skin tone. Founder Melissa Butler initially launched with just lipstick and in 2019 expanded to products that cover the full face. The Lip Bar is tackling the global beauty market valued at over $500B and is selling product D2C as well as via strategic wholesale partners such as Target.
Entrepreneurs: Oswald Yeo & Ying Cong Seah
Description: Glints is the #1 recruitment platform in Southeast Asia to help companies build successful teams with young talent. The company provides a tech-enabled transaction-based skills and career development platform, which leverages data science to search and match candidates according to job requirements, enabling personalized local and cross border matching at scale. Glints differentiates itself by vertically integrating with online skills education and user-generated career content platform, which attracts large talent supply at low costs. In 2019, Glints experienced 3.6x revenue growth, 7.5x traffic growth with 2 million visits a month, and successfully raised $6.8M Series B and expanded into Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Entrepreneur: Alexis Patjane
Company: 99 Minutos
Description: 99 Minutos is a last mile logistics delivery service for e-commerce. The company delivers online shopping products with real-time GPS tracking in as little as 99 minutes, enabling e-commerce companies to same day deliver products at low cost. Currently operating in Mexico and Chile and with short-term plans to expand to Colombia and Peru, the company aims to tackle the $20B last mile delivery market. To date, 99minutos has processed a total of 1.7M delivered orders, served 600 active customers, completing a daily delivery of 34,000 packages and managed to maintain a less than 7-hour average delivery time.
Entrepreneurs: Antonio Ortiz & Carlos Nieves
Company: Connect Assistance
Description: In Latin America, consumers struggle to find service providers for unforeseen home repairs and car breakdowns. In a market dominated by small companies that can’t meet demand and large companies that can’t compete on quality, Connect Assistance is solving this problem by using proprietary dispatch technology and client centered innovation to provide high-quality service in a stale industry. Connect Assistance currently serves 860K+ users in three markets across Central America and the Caribbean and is on track to reach US$80 million in revenue by 2023.
Entrepreneur: Jeremy Crane
Company: Yellow Door Energy
Description: In the Arabian Peninsula, the share of renewable energy is 0.6% of total electricity capacity, despite having abundant access to sunlight. Moreover, it is estimated that $500B of investment will be required to meet new demand for energy over the next 10 years. Yellow Door Energy, a market-leading provider of lease-to-own solar power and investor in solar and energy efficiency infrastructure, capitalizes on this opportunity by providing convenient solar leasing options. This enables businesses, institutions, and governments to use solar power, reduce energy costs, improve reliability and lower carbon emissions while focusing their attention, and capital, on their core business.