Mexico’s Intellego and Chile’s Agrotop Named World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies in Latin America
Mexico-based Intellego, founded by Endeavor Entrepreneurs Felipe Labbe and Eduardo Graniello, and Agrotop, founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Karina von Baer, was recently named by the World Economic Forum as Global Growth Companies (GGC) of 2014, which highlights 16 of the region’s most innovative and high-impact companies. With growth rates above their industry averages, GGCs are ventures with the potential to become economic leaders based on their business models, growth records, and leadership in the markets they serve. The Forum’s GGC community has now grown to over 360 companies representing more than 65 countries.
After realizing that Mexican businesses needed a better way of storing large amounts of information without relying on external databases, Felipe and Vicente founded Intellego to offer solutions for information, processes, and IT management for medium and large clients. The company’s model delivers affordable solutions that utilize clients existing technology infrastructure, expanding its service offerings across a range of sectors including management consulting, supply chain management, IT outsourcing and more. With over a thousand professionals in its network, Intellego operates in six countries in Latin America and has also expanded operations into the U.S.
Since joining the Endeavor network in 2010, the entrepreneurs have sought strategic advice from Endeavor’s network of mentors on the company’s international expansion strategy and talent recruitment goals. Felipe and Vicente have also become active panelists, attended the 2013 Endeavor Gala and Summit, and are active in sourcing future entrepreneurs into the Endeavor pipeline.
With roots as a family business stretching back to the 1960s, Agrotop is a Chilean holding company with a focus on generating advanced agricultural solutions based on an innovative business model that provides technical assistance to farmers and industry professionals. With business units ranging from Oleotop, which processes canola oil, to Granotop, which processes grains, the company has set a rare example of high-growth entrepreneurship in Chile. With a rapidly expanding agriculture industry, some of Chile’s poorest regions have found revival in their local economies with the support of Agrotop’s various businesses.
Since joining Endeavor in 2006, Karina has participated in various network events, including Endeavor Galas, strategic mentoring sessions and advisory sessions.
Read more about this year’s GGCs of Latin America by clicking here.