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Leonardo Shapiro

Verasoft

Leonardo Shapiro

Impact metric

175% growth in revenues since selection
“I saw an opportunity to facilitate payments for millions of small and mid-sized merchants via the Internet.”
Country
Mexico
Industry
Financial Services
Employees
47
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Company Snapshot

Leonardo and Alejandro have found profitable ways to facilitate debit/credit card payments to millions of small and mid-sized merchants. They launched a company, Ventakit, whose primary product Tienda-kit offers credit/debit POS terminals and transaction processing via Internet Protocol (IP) technology at a substantially lower cost than existing telephone validation systems. Since selection by Endeavor, the number of jobs has grown by 147%.

In 2008, Alejandro and Leonardo sold a majority stake in Ventakit to Verifone (secure electronic payment technology company); the result is a joint venture between Ventakit and Verifone called Verifone Access.

Endeavor and Yattos

Endeavor has provided the Entrepreneurs with a high level of services. When the entrepreneurs sold a majority stake of their company, Endeavor VCs served as advisors on the deal. They have also received legal and operations support, Secretaria de Economia funding, and participated in an Entrepreneur Summit.

Leo and Alex speak regularly at universities and in the media on behalf of Endeavor.

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40 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 13 Countries Join Network at the 56th International Selection Panel in Miami; Endeavor Reaches Milestone of A Thousand Entrepreneurs Selected

December 12th, 2014 — by admin

Miami, FL – December 11, 2014 – Endeavor selected 40 high-impact entrepreneurs leading 22 companies in 13 countries at its 56th International Selection Panel. Endeavor now supports 1,030 High-Impac…

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2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco Spotlights the Endeavor Network

December 1st, 2014 — by admin

The 5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit took place in Marrakech, Morocco this year, serving as one of the world's largest celebrations of entrepreneurs who bring ideas to life by creating ente…

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