Endeavor selected 12 entrepreneurs leading seven companies at the 20th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP) held October 18-20, 2021. Endeavor now supports 2,237 entrepreneurs leading 1,391 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: Bruno Wauters, Former CEO, Sibelco Asia; Dan Caruso, Managing Director, Caruso Ventures (Endeavor Colorado Board Chair); Gonzalo Costa, Founding Partner, NXTP Ventures; John McIntire, Director, Open Education Holding; Mariana Donangelo, Partner, Kaszek; Matt Harris, Partner, Bain Capital Ventures (Endeavor Global Board Member); Melissa C. Guzy, Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures; Melvyn Lubega, Co-founder, Go1 (Endeavor Entrepreneur and Endeavor South Africa Board Member); Mohamad Ballout, Co-founder, Kitopi (Endeavor Entrepreneur); Nabyl Al Maskari, Executive Chairman, Al Maskari Holding (Endeavor UAE Board Chair); Patrick J. McGinnis, Founder, Dirigo Advisor; Steve Frazier, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co., Fmr. VP, Amazon.

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 more than 3.9 million jobs, generate combined revenues of over $28B, and help build sustainable growth models in their home countries.

Learn more about the companies selected below:

AnyMind

Entrepreneur: Kosuke Sogo
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Japan
Description: Brands and corporates know that selling across Asia is challenging and requires localization. AnyMind Group is removing barriers and granting direct access to Southeast Asia, Greater China, India and the Middle East’s massive consumer base. Since 2016, AnyMind Group has helped to drive commerce in Asia with a suite of platforms and products that manage digital and influencer marketing, e-commerce enablement, and even cloud manufacturing and logistics for creators, SMEs, and large enterprises. Headquartered in Tokyo and Singapore, AnyMind Group has raised $62.3M and operates across 17 offices in 13 markets.

Great Deals E-Commerce

Entrepreneur: Steve Sy
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Philippines
Description: Great Deals E-Commerce is the Philippines’ leading e-commerce enabler. By offering the most comprehensive suite of e-commerce services, the company provides an end-to-end ecosystem, equipping global brands with in-depth tools and strategies to maximize their e-commerce efforts in the Filipino market. Offerings include online store setup & maintenance, data & analytics, inventory management, and a new instant commerce platform. The company’s recently raised $30M Series B will be used to bolster product capabilities and, eventually, Great Deals, aims to be the leading e-commerce solution in Southeast Asia.

Intelipost

Entrepreneur: Stefan Rehm & Gabriel Drummond
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Brazil
Description: Intelipost is a SaaS company providing transportation management and tech-enabled delivery solutions to more than 10K+ retailers and 400+ carriers throughout Brazil. The company’s platform connects retailers with carriers, creating a smooth workflow from the shopping cart until delivery and returns, enabling its clients to offer the perfect delivery experience to consumers.

Memic

Entrepreneur: Dvir Cohen
Vertical: Healthcare
Market: Miami
Description: Memic Innovative Surgery is a surgical robotic technology company that aims to transform robot-assisted surgery. It has built the first and only FDA-authorized surgical robotic platform, Memic Hominis, that features miniature humanoid-shaped robotic arms that provide human-level dexterity, flexibility, and 360 degrees of articulation. Memic currently holds 230 IP granted in 25 countries, it is FDA de novo approved and has applied for a CE mark. The company has raised $127.8M thus far (Series A-D) and is currently in the process of going public, valued at $1B+, through a SPAC with MTAC.

Poke House

Entrepreneur: Matteo Pichi & Vittoria Zanetti
Vertical: Food and Beverage
Market: Italy
Description: Poke House is an Italian ‘fast-casual’ F&B chain that focuses on offering high-quality and affordable poke bowls across Europe. The company is effectively scaling, demonstrating how food delivery platforms are enabling the rise of new strong players in the food retail industry. Founded in 2018, it has opened 65 stores across 5 markets and has raised $30M to date(Series A & B, at a $100M+ valuation in its Series B). Headquartered in Milan, it operates on a traditional but agile food retail model, with an expansion plan driven by “online food density” that allows for lower capex and risk. It employs over 600 people, has been growing at an impressive 289% CAGR since inception, and projects a healthy growth rate in the future.

Ula

Entrepreneur: Nipun Mehra, Riky Tenggara, Derry Sakti, & Alan Wong
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Indonesia
Description: Ula is a horizontal multi-category wholesale e-commerce marketplace that layers technology onto the commercial, financial, and supply-chain elements of traditional retailers in Indonesia, providing transparent pricing and information, a wide breadth of product assortment, and reliable 2-day delivery to more than 70K registered stores on the platform. Having just closed an $87M series B led by Prosus Ventures, Tencent, and B-Capital Group, Ula seeks to continue to expand its value proposition across Indonesia, and capture a portion of the $300B+ retail market.

XOCEAN

Entrepreneur: James Ives
Vertical: Enterprise Software + Services
Market: Ireland
Description: XOCEAN is an ocean data company utilizing satellite controlled Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs). The company’s services include seabed mapping, asset integrity inspection, data harvesting, fisheries surveys, and the collection of environmental data for both industry and government agencies. With a recent ~$9.4M Series A at a valuation >$100M, XOCEAN looks to scale in the fast-growing ocean economy, providing clients with a safe, economic, and carbon-neutral, turn-key solution to ocean data.