Introducing Endeavor Catalyst

How do we harness the power of investment to scale Endeavor’s impact?

Endeavor Catalyst, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (“Endeavor Catalyst”), is an innovative co-investment vehicle that invests alongside qualified, lead investors in Endeavor Entrepreneurs through a rules-based process.

Participants in Endeavor Catalyst directly support the advancement of high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging and growth markets.  These entrepreneurs lead thriving companies that create hundreds, if not thousands, of high-quality jobs.

As Thomas Friedman states in his book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, “Endeavor was formed for the purpose of promoting entrepreneurs in emerging markets…to link up small and midsize businesses with seasoned entrepreneurs…to grow their companies into bigger businesses that can employ more people – the best anti-poverty program of all.

Endeavor Catalyst’s success is entirely dependent on the success of its entrepreneurs. The returns generated by Endeavor Catalyst enable Endeavor to continue its work supporting the next generation of Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For the first time in the organization’s history, Endeavor has the opportunity to support Endeavor Entrepreneurs with financial capital, in addition to mentor capital.

Maximize Social Impact

Participants in Endeavor Catalyst not only support Endeavor Entrepreneurs directly, but also generate proceeds that expand Endeavor’s ability to offer outstanding support and services to burgeoning entrepreneurial networks around the world.

By showcasing Endeavor Entrepreneurs as national icons, Endeavor can influence education and policy reform, spur economic development, and inspire others to take risks.

Make Endeavor Sustainable

Endeavor Catalyst’s investments in Endeavor Entrepreneurs give Endeavor an opportunity — unique among nonprofits — to become self-sustainable in a mission-driven way.

Access the Global Venture Landscape

With access to unique, global investment opportunities, Endeavor Catalyst serves as a compelling venture industry benchmark in emerging and growth markets. Endeavor Catalyst participants gain unique insight into the global venture landscape through annual reporting and periodic meetings with fellow participants and Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Investments to Date

Company Description Institutional Investor(s) Closed Country More Information
logos_table-03 IT Outsourcing & Software Development FTV Capital, Riverwood Capital, WPP January 2012 Argentina Learn More
logos_table-06 The “WebMD” of Brazil Intel Capital March 2012 Brazil Learn More
logos_table-01 Home Wireless Solutions
& Networks
Invus Group May 2012 Turkey Learn More
logos_table-09 Online Food Delivery General Atlantic September 2012 Turkey Learn More
logos_table-08 Tuna Processing Company Ignia Capital December 2012 Mexico Learn More
logos_table-04 Online Gaming Company Early Bird, Hummingbird, Alpha Investments January 2013 Turkey Learn More
logos_table-07 Online & Mobile Restaurant Reservations Flybridge Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, Kaszek Ventures, Atomico, Storm Ventures July 2013 Argentina Learn More
logos_table-02 Online Insurance & Financial Products Brokerage Ribbit Capital, Kaszek Ventures, Rise Capital August 2013 Chile Learn More
logos_table-05 Online Fashion & Accessories eCommerce Company Burda Group August 2013 Turkey Learn More
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Advertising & Marketing
Riverwood January 2014 Argentina Learn More
logos_table-11 Healthcare Vox Capital January 2014 Brazil Learn More
logos_table-12 Technology:
IT & Software
.406 Ventures June 2014 Argentina Learn More
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Atomico July 2014 Brazil Learn More
logos_table-14 Technology:
Emergence Capital Partners, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures August 2014 Argentina Learn More
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International Finance Corporation, Sequoia Capital September 2014 Uruguay Learn More
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Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, KaszeK Ventures, Holdinvest October 2014 Argentina Learn More

AirTies (Chairman profile) provides wireless solutions for the residential and small business market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Developing, producing and marketing network and wireless modems and accesso­ries, AirTies is the first company in the world to introduce its innovative MESH network­ing technology, superior for the unique wireless networking requirements of Europe and other emerging markets where most buildings are constructed out of concrete and steel.

ComparaOnline (CEO profile) enables consumers to find and compare insurance and financial products simply and quickly, while helping insurance companies and banks expand their distribution and lower customer acquisitions costs. The site offers users the ability to find and compare products, including auto insurance, travel insurance, consortium finance and credit cards.

Globant (CEO profile) is the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. It is comprised of more than 2,500 IT professionals, based in 15 delivery centers across Latin America and the U.S. and working for customers like Google, Electronic Arts, Coca Cola, JWT and LinkedIn.

Lidyana (CEO profile) is the leading online jewelry and accessories ecommerce company in Turkey. Recognized as “Turkey’s Hottest Start-up” by Wired UK September 2012 issue, celebrity endorsement and effective relationships with bloggers and other social media have supported the company high brand awareness with relatively low spend.

MinhaVida (CEO profile) is an online portal focused on providing broad access to health and wellness information to improve the Brazilian population’s quality of life. Minha Vida is the largest health and wellness portal in Brazil, with over 8 million unique visitors per month, 14 million registered users, 10 million visits per month and 50 million page views.

Peak Games (CEO profile) is bringing top quality Facebook and mobile games to emerging markets. The company has offices in offices in Turkey, Spain, Germany, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and is already among the top six gaming companies globally with 5.9 million Daily Active Users (DAU).

Grupo Procesa (CEO profile) was the first company to offer pouched tuna in Mexico, the world‘s second largest tuna market. Through its trademark brand, Marina Azul, Grupo Procesa sells traditional yellow-fin tuna in an innovative, 105-gram flexible pouch – with higher margins than its competitors.

Restorando (CEO profileis the leading online restaurant reservation service in Latin America. Restorando boasts operations in 10 cities across four countries in South America, more than 2,000 partner restaurants, more than 2 million seated diners, and partnerships with major local players.

YemekSepeti (CEO profile), an online food ordering and delivery portal, is one of Turkey’s most successful web businesses. It provides customers with online access to almost 5,000 restaurants across Turkey, and has expanded internationally with, Russia’s first online food delivery site, and in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

GoIntegro (CEO profilecreates loyalty programs to help companies improve the engagement, motivation and performance of their employees, sales channel partners, and customers. It runs loyalty programs for more than 250 corporations including HSBC, Procter & Gamble, Citibank, Walmart, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Oracle, across 10 countries in Latin America.

ToLife (CEO profile) has created an innovative system that solves inefficiencies in the healthcare system by automating the triage process based on patients’ risk rating using the internationally recognized Manchester Protocol. In its first year alone, ToLife’s system was implemented in more than 5,000 healthcare units across more than 850 cities in the state of Minas Gerais.

Onapsis (CEO profile) is a unique cyber security company, protecting organizations using SAP and Oracle ERP business applications from espionage, sabotage and fraud. Founded in 2009 by industry thought-leaders, the company has developed proven, patent-pending products already in use by organizations like Apple, Siemens, and Sony.

Bebestore (CEO profile), is the largest baby e-commerce retailer in Brazil and offers parents a unique online shopping experience by guaranteeing a wide selection of high quality products, terrific customer service, affordable shipping, and a flexible return policy. With industry leading revenues, customer service, and product selection, Bebê Store is on track to become the largest and most efficient online retailer of baby products in South America.

Xapo (CEO profile) combines the convenience of an everyday bitcoin wallet with the security of a deep cold storage vault. Xapo was founded with the aim of making the bitcoin currency more secure and accessible. The Xapo Wallet operates through a mobile app and online and includes the ability to transfer funds to and from the Xapo Vault. In April 2014, Xapo introduced a debit card that links to the user’s Xapo Wallet and will function like a standard debit card, except that it is backed by bitcoins instead of traditional currency.

Scanntech (CEO profile) is a leading technological platform that connects independent stores in emerging markets to consumer products companies, services companies, and financial institutions.

Technisys (CEO profile) is the leading company in designing omnichannel technology solutions that guarantee a positive user experience across all bank-client interactions. It has introduced a new model to the banking world, leveraged by digital technologies and the Internet.

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