Our Entrepreneurs

Tohoru Watari

Nefrocare

Tohoru Watari Tohoru Watari

Impact metric

85% growth in revenues since selection
“I saw an opportunity to reach and help treat thousands of dialysis patients.”
Country
Brazil
Industry
Healthcare
Employees
300
Year selected
2007
Website

Company Snapshot

In Brazil, almost half the people in need of dialysis treatment fail to receive services. Trained as a cardiologist at the University of Tokyo, Tohoru is determined to solve this problem. He bought his first dialysis clinic in 2003 and gave up his medical career to devote himself to building a dialysis treatment company — Nefrocare. He has since launched 10 clinics and helped more than 1,000 Brazilians receive care. Nefrocare is quickly achieving both a high level of efficiency and economies of scale, and Tohoru has his sights set on expanding to markets across South America and Africa.

Endeavor and Nefrocare

With the assistance of local mentors and introductions, Tohoru has professionalized HR processes and gained valuable auditing assistance.

From the Entrepreneurship Blog

Events

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…

Read more

In the news

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…

Read more

Contact us

Press center

Community

Newsletter Sign Up