Endeavor Investor Network in San Francisco Gathers 120+ Investors and Entrepreneurs

Endeavor Investor Network in San Francisco Gathers 120+ Investors and Entrepreneurs

Source: Endeavor.org

On August 4th, the Endeavor Investor Network convened leading investors and growth-market founders for a day of networking and learning. The invitation-only event brought together 120+ participants representing 17 different markets.

The day kicked off with a series of TED-style talks by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network, including Adalberto Flores (Kueski), Diego Meller (Jampp), Barbaros Özbugutu (Iyzico), and Romero Rodrigues (Buscapé). All four speakers shared their experience of building successful companies in Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, and Brazil, respectively.

This was followed by an Investor Roundtable, where global investors had a chance to connect with their regional counterparts to discuss investment trends and opportunities in global growth markets. Participating funds included globally-minded Silicon Valley firms like Accel Partners, Lumia Capital, USVP, e.Ventures, Richmond Global, and Rise Capital, among others. A number of leading corporate venture groups also participated, including Intel Capital, AMEX Ventures, Telefonica Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, and Google Capital.

“We see more interest today than ever before in Endeavor’s markets,” shared Allen Taylor, the Managing Director of Endeavor’s co-investment fund, Endeavor Catalyst, who led the Investor Roundtable discussion. “There was not an empty seat in the place for the roundtable; this investor discussion was literally standing-room-only — and the investors were super engaged. Venture is becoming more of a global phenomenon, and these are the firms leading the way.”

Taylor added that the participation of leading local and regional firms also enhanced the event noting the contributions from ALL VP (Mexico), Leap VC (Lebanon), Revo Capital (Turkey), and Wavemaker VC (Singapore).

Simultaneous to the Investor Roundtable, David Frazee (Richmond Global) led a session for entrepreneurs on the “Secrets of Silicon Valley: How VCs Think About Investment,” where he provided attendees with candid advice on the fundraising process.

In the afternoon, over 500 formal speed-networking connections were made during three hours of one-one-one conversations between entrepreneurs and investors.

View the event booklet here for a full agenda and list of participants. To learn more about upcoming Investor Network events, click here.

The Santiago Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A List Of 200+ Startup Resources In Chile

The Santiago Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A List Of 200+ Startup Resources In Chile

Fuente: Founder InstituteStartup Ecosystem Canvas. Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-06-11

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map their ecosystem.

With applications for the Santiago Founder Institute coming to a close, we are excited to release the Santiago (Chile) Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which is currently in Draft v1 below! It was developed by the Santiago Founder Institute and local leaders Pablo Ambram and Allan Jarry, and was recently published on PulsoSocial in an article titled Startup Ecosystem Canvas: Una lista de los recursos para emprendedores en Santiago.

More input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document, and it will be considered for the next update.

Are you looking to start a company in Chile?  Then apply to the Santiago Founder Institute today, or join our free “How to Start a Startup in Santiago” event on June 22.

Learn more about the Startup Ecosystem Canvas here, and leave us your thoughts on the Santiago Canvas on this collaborative Google document, or on Twitter using the hashtag #ecosystemcanvas.

Are you looking to start a company in Chile?  Then apply to the Santiago Founder Institute today, or join our free “How to Start a Startup in Santiago” event on June 22.