Endeavor’s model is designed to SEARCH for, SELECT, and SCALE UP entrepreneurs with greatest potential for large-scale success, then SPREAD their stories and resources to SUSTAIN lasting economic and social transformation in their home markets and worldwide.
Endeavor has presence in
Endeavor is active in markets with:
- Potential fast-growing entrepreneurs
- A live startup scene that is in need of global entrepreneurial support
- First-class business leaders
Endeavor Catalyst has invested in four Greek companies
Endeavor Catalyst complements and enhances all the other means of support of the Endeavor entrepreneurs, while all its profits go back to the organization contributing to its survival. Endeavor Catalyst has invested in four Greek companies; namely, Blueground, Workable, Hellas Direct and Nova Credit, with a total amount of 5$ millions. Since its establishment in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has had $250 millions under its management, and has already invested in 160 companies from 31 markets. Endeavor Catalyst’s portfolio already includes more than 17 unicorns.
Endeavor was established in Greece in the summer of 2012. As a global organization with a presence in 40 constantly growing technology ecosystems, Endeavor’s vision in Greece is to operate as a global support platform for Greek entrepreneurship and a portal towards the foreign markets. Having the development of the Greek ecosystem as its main objective, Endeavor creates networks and communities of innovative entrepreneurs, multiplies the impact of their success stories, connects the Greek innovation with ecosystems and networks in other markets and promotes the narrative of the Greek innovation abroad.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs are high-impact businessmen and businesswomen, who POSSESS the biggest, most innovative ideas and have the capacity to realize them, SCALE their businesses creating more wealth and high-quality jobs, and INVEST their knowledge, resources and experience in the new generation of entrepreneurs multiplying their influence.
Hack the Box
Think Digital Group
Metamaterial Technologies Inc.
Entrepreneurship Support Programs
The companies that join the Endeavor network are selected due to their great potential for growth and their capability of contributing to the transformation of the economy and they participate in various local or global programs. As members of a global community of successful entrepreneurs, they receive significant support and pay it back to the ecosystem, multiplying their impact on the economy and society. Endeavor supports their growth and their networking, so that they support each other, work together and acquire access to the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
OPAP Forward, the largest Entrepreneurship program in Greece is designed to offer a unique opportunity to fast growing Small Medium Businesses, so that through their development, these companies will unleash their full potential and generate new jobs. Today, the program supports 50 companies that operate in 9 industries, generate approx. €400 million and have created 36k jobs.
- 55 companies
- 7 industries
- Have created 1560 new jobs
- In 2020 they generated 875€ millions in revenues
Endeavor Scale-up Program focuses on fast-growing, high-tech companies, founded by Greek entrepreneurs from all over the world. The participation at the program lasts 6 to 18 months and aims at contributing to the global growth of the selected companies, something that can lead to them joining the global network of Endeavor as Endeavor Entrepreneurs. To date, 26 companies have participated in the program: 17 in the first wave and 9 in the second wave.
- 26 companies
- 7 industries
- Have created 500 new jobs
- Have received a total number of 98€ millions through financing
- In 2020, they generated 68€ millions in revenues
The Tech Internship Program of Endeavor is a unique internship program in Greece that focuses on technology and aims to match talented students of technological institutions with the fastest-growing and innovative Greek companies. Practically, it aims to promote the employer branding of the Greek tech companies, to the empowerment and training of both the students and the graduates, so that they are capable of meeting the increasing needs of the deep tech market.
The program provides selected students and graduates of technological institutions with a wide range of training seminars held by specialized mentors of the Endeavor network, networking events between students and entrepreneurs, as well as training courses designed by the entrepreneurs themselves. More importantly, it offers the participants the opportunity to claim a position in leading Greek tech companies of global renown with competitive salaries, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.
The fintech community comprises highly-skilled executives of the market operating in the fintech industry, namely entrepreneurs and investors, business leaders and bank executives. Entrepreneurs that participate in the fintech vertical gain access to leading fintech investment schemes, such as Rakuten Ventures, Quona Capital and Bain Capital Ventures, are entitled to strategic guidance by 100+ global fintech players, who are executives from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citibank etc., and participate in networking events alongside other top fintech company leaders worldwide.
- $230MCapital raised
- $100MIncome (2020)
It is the business community that operates in the sector of technology providing business services and software. It is one of the emerging sectors due to technological advancement having raised in total over 150$ millions in investments. As part of the deep tech vertical, the participating companies are supported by securing financing from leading investors of the industry, gain access to strategic guidance by leading business executives that operate in the technology industry, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Cisco Systems, Facebook etc., and participate in networking events with Endeavor’s global network.
It is the business community that specializes in discovering new technologies and ways of connecting with consumers transforming the field of commerce. It includes major entrepreneurs and mentors of the commercial sector both in Greece and abroad. Being part of the Retail & Consumer Tech community, the participating companies are supported in securing financing, gain access to strategic guidance from leading players of the global commercial market, such as Amazon, Facebook, Shopify, Dixons Carphone, etc., and participate in networking events with Endeavor’s global network.
- $270MCapital raised
- $164MIncome (2020)
The Smart City community aims at transforming cities worldwide, introducing innovative high-tech solutions in traditional sectors, such as constructions, real-estate, transport and logistics. It includes 17 entrepreneurs leading 11 innovative companies that utilize technologies, such as the Internet of Things, machine learning and other tools, aiming to make life in the city cheaper, safer, cleaner and better-organized.
- $110MCapital raised
- $35MIncome (2020)
The healthcare business community includes various professionals of the sector, ranging from entrepreneurs and investors in healthcare companies to pharmaceutical executives and global leaders of the healthcare industry. There are representatives from over 20 companies, who receive strategic guidance from 100+ leading professionals operating in the healthcare industry, and gain access to investors and global networking.
- $146MCapital raised
- $104MIncome (2020)
The food and beverage community includes important entrepreneurs and mentors of the foodservice sector both in Greece and abroad. To date, the community comprises 20 companies, both traditional and modern, which employ more than 3,000 people in total. Through their participation in discussions and workshops, they are offered guidance and support in order to expand into foreign markets and transform digitally in order to achieve their competitive advantage.
- $426MIncome (2020)
The Outliers community includes 70+ fast growing high-impact entrepreneurs of Endeavor Greece’s portfolio, who meet and exchange their experiences and viewpoints. Being part of this community, the Outliers have access to strategic guidance from first-class business leaders of the global network of Endeavor, and to networking events that help them build their contacts and form strategic cooperations. The community aims to turbocharge the growth of the companies, and help entrepreneurs grow to their potential and multiply their impact.
The Investor Network of Endeavor Greece consists of 400+ investors from 350+ investment schemes that are active in more than 50 countries. In the context of this community, some of the most active investors, family offices owners, angel investors and entrepreneurs in companies that have been acquired exchange ideas, share the challenges they have faced, look into investment opportunities and support fast-growing entrepreneurs of the Endeavor network providing them with their strategic guidance in their fundraising efforts.
Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
The Chief Technology Officers’ community consists of more than 40 highly-qualified executives in the technology industry. With the invaluable contribution of an eight-member steering committee, Chief Technology Officers of Endeavor Network meet, interact, exchange experiences and best practices.
The Marketing community comprises over 40 executives working in the field of Marketing. Being part of this community, Marketing Managers of the fastest-growing companies in Greece have the chance to leverage the opportunities provided by the Endeavor network, to attend training seminars especially tailored to their needs and to participate in networking events alongside other representatives of the field.
Founder & CEO, Spotawheel
Founder & CEO, Netdata
Argyris Kaninis & Marios Stavrakopoulos
CEO, Hack the Box
Co-Founder & CEO, Pollfish
Co-Founder & CEO, Epignosis
Alexis Pantazis & Emilios Markou
Co-Founders and Executive Directors, Hellas Direct
Co-Founder & CEO, Workable
Founder & CEO, HotelBrain
Vide Precident Software Development, TeamViewer
Co-Founder & CEO, Trouva
Co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit
Founder & CEO, Matternet
Co-Founder & President, ZOE
Co-Founder & CEO, Built In
Co-Founder & CEO, Skroutz
Angel Investor, Advisor, Board Member, Sea and Sand Foundation
Managing Director, Insight Partners
Head of Data Science & Data Engineering, AI Platform, FacebookHead of Data Science & Data Engineering, AI Platform, Facebook
Group Strategic Planning Director, Group Executive Committee, TITAN Cement Group
Founder and Partner, VentureFriends
Managing Director at Astir Capital Advisors
Vice-Chairman, PAPADOPOULOS, E. J., S.A.
Partner, Big Pi Ventures
Product Leader, AWS
Founding Director, Momentum Cyber
Managing Director, General Catalyst
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Rio Investment Partners
Head of Operations & People, Northzone
Chairman & Managing Director, Gregory's
Partner, Marathon VC
VP R&D, PCCW Global
Senior Director of Data Science at Walmart eCommerce
Co-founder & CEO, Stoiximan
Chief Buyer, Sklavenitis
Product Lead, Instagram
Managing Director, TeamViewer Greece
Global Head of Product Management, AI Solutions, Ericsson Digital Services
Managing Director, BC Partners
Founder & Group CEO at Channelit Group
Global Industry GTM Lead, Data & AI
Regional Director, Public Sector, Multi-Country CEE at Microsoft
Founder & Chief Architect, Aisera
Principal at Prime Ventures
Vice President, 5G and Telco Cloud at Juniper Networks
Investor, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Partner, Head of London, Permira
Cross Segment Lead – GoToMarket (GTM), Partners, Marketplaces & Developers at PayPal
Konstanza Sbokou Constantakopoulou
Chairwoman, Phāea Resorts, Senior Architect of T.E.MEΣ. S.A.- Chairwoman of Endeavor Greece
President & Managing Director of E.J. PAPADOPOULOS S.A.
Managing Director of Autohellas S.A. / Hertz & Chairman of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air
Chairman of the The Group Executive Committee of TITAN Cement International
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Upstream, Partner at BigPi Venture Capital
CEO VIOHALKO S.A.
Partner, Threshold Ventures
CEO, The Signal Group
Michael D. Chandris
Advisor of CHANDRIS GROUP
National Bank of Greece
Representative: Pavlos Mylonas, CEO
Edgar Bronfman, JR. (Chairman)
General Partner, Accretive LLC
James Wolfensohn (Emeritus)
Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company LLC
Peter Kellner (Emeritus)
Founder & Managing Partner, Richmond Global; Co-founder, Endeavor Global
William E. Ford
CEO, General Atlantic
Founder & General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
Bain Capital Ventures
Co-founder, Linkedin; Partner, Greylock Partners
Vice President of Central Products, Facebook
Co-founder & CEO, Endeavor Global
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek Ventures
Programs Manager, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Associate
Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Associate
Portfolio Growth Manager, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Junior Programs Associate, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Content Manager, Marketing & Communications
Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Head of Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Data & Insights Manager, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Junior Insights Associate, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Associate
For more information about Endeavor, please visit www.endeavor.org.gr.