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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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Greece's Kerstin Trikalitis, Co-Founder of Out There Media, Joins Jury at the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival

July 10th, 2014 — by admin

Endeavor Entrepreneur Kerstin Trikalitis, co-founder of Greece's Out There Media, was recently named to the jury in the "Mobile" category at the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival, a premiere international aw…

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Brazil's Bebê Store Announces Acquisition of Competitor Baby.com.br; Receives Investment From Endeavor Catalyst

July 24th, 2014 — by admin

Bebê Store, a leading online baby goods retailer in Brazil co-founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Leonardo Simão, recently announced the acquisition of Baby.com.br, one of its main competitors in the…

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