Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Allen Taylor (Endeavor Catalyst) on scaling the fund to US$500M AUM doubling down on Endeavor’s mission & current macro-environment and implications for emerging markets

July 05, 2022 Season 2 Episode 20
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Allen Taylor (Endeavor Catalyst) on scaling the fund to US$500M AUM doubling down on Endeavor’s mission & current macro-environment and implications for emerging markets
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On this episode Pat sits down with Allen Taylor, Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, Endeavor's own investment vehicle that invests in a rules-based manner into Endeavor entrepreneurs in the nonprofits +40 markets.

We dive into how the fund has scaled from its early beginnings in 2012 to the recently announced close of fund IV with a US$292M fund size.

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Allen's career with Endeavor 
  • The current macro-environment and how it translates into a changed funding reality in emerging markets 
  • How to manoeuvre downturns 
  • What is next for the fund and how its structure doubles down on Endeavor's mission

You can find Allen on LinkedIn here

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Allen's way into the world of entrepreneurship
The great correction in venture?
The Decoupling of Geography and Capital - still valid?
The story behind Endeavor Catalyst
What is next for the fund?
Catalyst as a blueprint to achieve financial sustainability for non-profits?
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