Endeavor selected 14 entrepreneurs leading six companies at the Thirteenth Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held March 21-23, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,155 entrepreneurs leading 1,344 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: Alexandros Chatzieleftheriou, Co-Founder & CEO, Blueground (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Dan Caruso, Managing Partner, Caruso Ventures (Endeavor Colorado Board Chairman); Firat İşbecer, CEO, Commencis (Endeavor Entrepreneur; Endeavor Turkey Board Member); Harun Hajadi, Managing Director, Ciputra Group (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Husodo Angkosubroto, Chairman, Gunung Sewu Kencana (Endeavor Indonesia Board Member); Javier Olivan, Vice President of Central Products, Facebook (Endeavor Global Board Member); Kyle Porter, Founder & CEO, SalesLoft (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Markus Bihler, Co-founder & CEO, Builders Union (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Paul Desmarais III, Chairman and CEO, Sagard (Endeavor Canada Board Member); Richard Harris, Founder & CEO, Black Crow AI; Roshini Bakshi, Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors (Endeavor Ambassador); and Shailesh Rao, Advisor/Investor, Venture Highway and BigSpring.
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 4.1 million jobs, generated $26.8 billion in revenues in 2019, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.
Learn more about the companies selected below:
Entrepreneur: Kabir Barday
Description: OneTrust is the #1 fastest-growing company on Inc. 500 and the category-defining enterprise platform to operationalize trust. More than 8,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 500, use OneTrust to make trust a competitive differentiator, implementing central agile workflows across privacy, security, data governance, GRC, third-party risk, ethics and compliance, and ESG programs. In December 2020, OneTrust raised a $300 million Series C funding from TCV, Insight Partners, and Coatue, bringing total funds raised to $710 million at a $5.1 billion valuation. OneTrust’s fast-growing team of 1,500 employees is co-headquartered in Atlanta and London with additional offices in Bangalore, Melbourne, Seattle, San Francisco, New York, São Paulo, Munich, Paris, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.
Entrepreneurs: Adhemar Milani & Joao Costa
Description: Founded in 2018, Kovi is an online car rental platform headquartered in Sao Paolo, Brazil, built for ride-hailing drivers. With less than half the population in Latin America owning a car Kovi, partners with automakers and small rental companies to lease transportation out to drivers unable to afford to outright own or lease a car. With over $40M raised from VCs including Monashees, Quona Capital, and ONEVC, and more than 9,000 vehicles on its platform, Kovi is democratizing access to the gig economy in an affordable way for thousands of ride-hailing drivers on its platform.
Entrepreneurs: Jerónimo Uribe, Rodrigo Sanchez, & Santiago García
Company: La Haus
Description: La Haus is transforming the status-quo in the real estate industry with its end-to-end residential marketplace, optimizing the home sale process from listing to closing of a property using data analytics and advanced technologies to provide the best customer satisfaction. La Haus selects listings with a semi-automated curation and valuation process, enabling users to be automatically qualified making for a seamless experience. With 4K+ completed transactions to date, and $58M raised from top investors such as Kaszek and Greenspring Associates, La Haus has operations in Bogotá, Medellin, and Mexico City, and is on track to become a dominant player in the prop-tech industry in Latin America.
Entrepreneurs: Tiger Fang
Description: Kargo is a digital freight logistics marketplace that serves the entire Indonesian archipelago. The fragmented and inefficient logistics market in the country amounts to 25% of annual GDP ($250B). Kargo’s platform leverages technology to bring efficiency, transparency, and accountability for shippers and transporters. With 70% MoM platform growth, a new working capital financing service layer, and nearly $40M raised to date, the company aims to become the largest full-stack logistics platform in the region and transform the way goods are moved in Southeast Asia.
Entrepreneurs: Giorgio Tinacci, Francesco Maria Fama, Giuseppe Caputo, & Francesco Dominidiato
Description: Casavo is a PropTech startup operating in the real estate sector that developed an innovative and unique business model: a technological platform (Instant Buyer) that submits direct offers to buy homes, and, after renovation, finds the final buyers. Founded in Milan in 2017 by Giorgio Tinacci, Casavo has the mission to change the way people sell, live and buy homes in Europe. The company has handled more than 1100 real estate transactions to date for a total value in excess of €300 million. With a team of 200 people, Casavo is currently operating in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Bologna, Verona, and Madrid. To date, Casavo has raised €385M in capital between equity and debt, becoming one of the most funded startups in the history of Italy. With its core being the Instant Buyer service, Casavo is further expanding its marketplace product offer to cover all the needs of sellers, buyers and brokers.
Entrepreneurs: Thuc Vu, Jared Go, & Tra Vu
Description: OhmniLabs is a Vietnam and Silicon Valley-based robotics company focused on providing modular robotics solutions for businesses. OhmniLabs’ library of tech modules, cloud AI, robotics services, and proprietary ultra-lean development & manufacturing processes allow it to innovate at an unmatched speed, cost, and margin compared to other robotics companies, delivering robotics solutions in a quarter of the time at 1/10th the cost. With over 400 clients in verticals including healthcare, education, and manufacturing and 3K+ robots in operation, Ohmnilabs aims to democratize access to robotic technologies for the benefit of businesses and consumers around the world.