Endeavor is thrilled to announce that Shu Nyatta, a Managing Partner at SoftBank, has joined the Endeavor Global Board of Directors.
At SoftBank, Shu co-leads a new $5B Latin America-focused technology growth fund and SoftBank’s $100M Opportunity Fund for Founders of Color. Prior to these roles, Shu was a founding member of SoftBank Group’s Silicon Valley investment team, and subsequently the SoftBank Vision Fund. He has made investments spanning a variety of sectors including fintech, mobility, hospitality, media, semiconductors, software, machine learning, genomics, robotics, and autonomous driving in the US, Europe, India, China, and Latin America.
Shu has become a highly valued and sought-after panelist at Endeavor’s International Selection Panels, interviewing and mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs from around the world. He also serves on the board of Kavak, Mexico’s first Unicorn company founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Carlos Garcia. Endeavor Catalyst Chairman Reid Hoffman nominated Shu to the Global Board.
Upon joining the Endeavor Board, Shu commented, “Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful change agents that has ever existed. Endeavor is powered, at its very core, by the idea of nurturing and supporting entrepreneurship all around the world. That’s an idea to get up for every morning!”
“Growing up in an Endeavor market (Nairobi), living in two others (Dubai, Saudi Arabia), serving on the board of an Endeavor Entrepreneur-led company (Kavak/Mexico), and sharing our passion to invest in underserved founders here in the U.S., Shu truly couldn’t be a better fit to join the Endeavor Board,” added Endeavor Co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg. “We’re incredibly excited to add his perspective and deep experience backing entrepreneurs to our organization’s leadership.”
Prior to joining SoftBank, Shu’s career spanned investment banking at JPMorgan, consulting with McKinsey, and singer-songwriting. Shu received a BA from Harvard College, and an MSc in Anthropology. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Since 1997, Endeavor has led the global entrepreneurship movement. Our collective vision is that long-term economic growth will be led by the highest growth, highest-impact entrepreneurs — exactly the ones Endeavor selects, helps take to scale, and co-invests in across the globe. Founded by Linda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner, Endeavor has helped 2,500 of these entrepreneurs build more than 1,300 companies across 40 emerging and growth markets. Endeavor Entrepreneurs collectively generate $27 billion in annual revenues, have created 4.1 million jobs, and often go on to mentor and invest in the next generation of founders as well as serve on the boards of Endeavor offices.