The Endeavor Investor Network kicked off with Brazil Trek, holding its inaugural event in São Paulo from April 27-29. The Endeavor Investor Network, which launched at the start of this year, is a program designed to provide investors with access to High-Impact Entrepreneurs and key members of the business and venture ecosystems in Endeavor’s emerging markets.
The Brazil Trek brought 30+ high impact participants together: Endeavor Entrepreneurs, local investors, and international investors including global network members Intel Capital, Redpoint, and Balderton. The Entrepreneurs and investors connected over a networking dinner and speed-networking sessions, fostering both local and global relationships. All six Endeavor Entrepreneurs attending also gave 10-minute pitch presentations to investors from the U.S. and Brazil.
Programming featured six experts on the Brazilian investment arena. Event highlights included a panel with successful entrepreneurs from BuscaPe, Grupo Direct, and Minha Vida and a 3-D tour of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa). Eric Acher of Monashees Capital and Martin Escobari of Advent International delivered keynote speeches on venture and investment in Brazil, followed by Rodrigo Lara of the Getulio Vargas Foundation Business School who outlined macro-level Brazilian investment trends.
The Endeavor Investor Network looks forward to its June 28th US Trek: Emerging Market Venture Day in San Francisco. This event will bring together US and emerging market investors with over a dozen of the fastest-growing emerging market companies from around the globe. Organized as a pre-conference to Endeavor’s larger Summit event, this day will include market snapshots of Latin America and the Middle East, speed-networking with Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and numerous networking opportunities.
For more information about the Investor Network or the June event, please contact Jean-claude.homawoo-at-endeavor.org.