Endeavor is thrilled to announce that Martin Escobari has joined the Endeavor Global Board of Directors. Escobari serves as the Co-President, Managing Director and Head of Latin America at General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Additionally, he acts as Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and serves on its Management and Portfolio Committees.
Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Escobari was a Managing Director at Advent International, where he focused on the financial services sector. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CFO of Submarino.com, a leading Brazilian online retailer that went public on the Bovespa.
Escobari has been an active Endeavor mentor since 2000 and Endeavor Global Ambassador since 2020, and has also been considered a long-time highly valued and sought-after panelist at Endeavor’s International Selection Panels and mentor to entrepreneurs from around the world.
Upon joining the Endeavor Global Board, Escobari commented, “I am excited to join the Endeavor Board, an organization which means a lot to me and is making a real difference supporting entrepreneurship globally. I am a firm believer that entrepreneurship has a vital role to play in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.”
“Martin has been a leader in the Endeavor community for years,” added Endeavor Co-Founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg. “He’s one of our most in-demand mentors and panelists, and our entrepreneurs know they can always count on him for sage advice. We’re thrilled to have Martin join the Endeavor Global Board and help lead us into the next phase of high-impact growth.”
Endeavor is the leading global community of, by, and for High-Impact Entrepreneurs — those who dream bigger, scale faster, and pay it forward. Driven by our belief that High-Impact Entrepreneurs transform economies, Endeavor is on a mission to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and underserved markets around the world.
Endeavor creates a Multiplier Effect by inspiring high-growth founders to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster, and providing a platform to pay it forward — thereby compounding their individual impact.
To sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way, Endeavor created Endeavor Catalyst — a rules-based, co-investment fund, set up to invest in the same High-Impact Entrepreneurs that Endeavor supports. Today. Endeavor Catalyst is among the world’s top early-stage funders of startups-turned $1B+ companies (“Unicorns”) outside of the U.S. and China.