Endeavor strives to identify and select High-Impact Entrepreneurs to catalyze long-term
economic growth driven by our founding belief that job creation, innovation, and overall
prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs.
Who is a High-Impact Entrepreneur?
High-impact entrepreneurs are as those with the biggest ideas; the greatest potential to
achieve meaningful scale; and the ability to inspire, mentor, and reinvest in the next generation.
Today’s high-impact entrepreneurs often innovate through tech-enabled platforms, products,
and services, thereby creating the jobs of the future.
We carefully screen and select High Impact Entrepreneurs who will further
Endeavor's mission by assessing
the Entrepreneur, the Business and the Timing.
Candidates that have innovative ideas, dream big and are willing
to reinvest their time and
money in other entrepreneurs to help them grow.
Companies with an innovative business model and potential to
create wealth and jobs, and
scale regionally and globally.
Companies that are at inflection point and are able to grow with
help of the Endeavor team.
Through a rigorous, multi-step mentor-led selection process, Endeavor annually screens
of entrepreneurs from around the world to identify those with the best talent and potential
To date, Endeavor has screened more than 70,000 individuals and selected more than 1,900
founders leading over 1,100 scale-up companies.
Post-selection, Endeavor offers entrepreneurs an array of services that help them think
bigger, smarter and achieve their
Endeavor Catalyst is Endeavor’s innovative co-investment fund that provides equity capital at
the venture and growth stages to qualifying Endeavor Entrepreneurs through a neutral,
rules-based process. By co-investing in the very entrepreneurs the organization supports,
Endeavor Catalyst allows Endeavor to create a unique opportunity to become financially
Investments in Endeavor Entrepreneurs fuel the growth of high-impact companies,
creating new jobs, driving revenues, and fostering economic growth in the places that
need it the most.
Proceeds from Endeavor Catalyst provide returns to investors while facilitating
Endeavor’s expansion into new markets and funding the development of critical
infrastructure to support growing operations.
Launched in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has $110MM+ in capital under management. As of June
2019, Endeavor Catalyst has co-invested in over 115 companies across 25 markets with six full
exits and four “unicorns” in its active portfolio.
You can see the 2018-2019 Endeavor Catalyst Annual Report by clicking clicking
Endeavor Insight was formed as Endeavor’s in-house think tank to study the growth of
entrepreneurship ecosystems both where Endeavor had launched and around the world.
Endeavor Insight pioneered the use of ecosystem tech maps, which chart the influence and of
entrepreneurs and companies, and have empirically demonstrated the influence of Endeavor
Entrepreneurs in markets from Buenos Aires to Istanbul. Today, Endeavor Insight’s research on
entrepreneurship serves as a resource to high-impact entrepreneurs, VCs, policymakers, and
Check out the reports