MIAMI, FL – June 21, 2022 – Endeavor in Miami announced today that Julia Figueiredo, Jessica Mindich and Anshu Motwani have joined Endeavor’s Miami Board of Directors. Endeavor in Miami now has a total of 17 board members, including many high-profile leaders and executives in business.
“We are thrilled to welcome such a strong group of women to the board of Endeavor in Miami,” said Claudia Duran, managing director of Endeavor in Miami. “Each one brings something different to the table, adding tremendous value as well as a unique perspective to the team.”
Julia Figueiredo is the Director for Latin America at Partners for Growth (PFG). PFG has structured tailored debt facilities to support growth and expansion, working capital, fintech warehouse, and acquisition financing needs for over 220 portfolio companies globally. She worked four years at Silicon Valley Bank, where she led the bank’s LATAM efforts, managing a portfolio of startups and venture capital funds. During that time, Julia was part of the team launching the LATAM Growth Lending Fund in July 2020, a joint venture between PFG, SVB, and IDB Invest. Julia moved to Miami in August 2021 to set up the Miami Startup Banking practice for SVB. Julia is also one of the founding members and serves as an adviser for Latinas in Tech. This nonprofit organization connects and empowers Latina women working in technology by providing safe spaces for learning, mentorship, and recruitment. She looks forward to leveraging her nine years of experience working in tech in Silicon Valley and working with LATAM based founders to help the Miami ecosystem as a gateway to Latin America.
Jessica Mindich is a former lawyer dedicated to reducing the senseless loss of life caused by illegal gun violence in some of the toughest communities in America. She is the Founder and CEO of the Caliber Collection® (2011-2021), a jewelry line made with the serial numbers from illegal guns and the metal from shell casings which donates 20% of the proceeds to fund voluntary gun buyback and amnesty programs in these communities. Jessica is also the President of The Caliber Foundation, the Founder of the Raise The Caliber® initiative and a contributor to the Huffington Post and www.MariaShriver.com on gun violence in America. Jessica is excited to bring her experience working with high-impact entrepreneurs in cities like Detroit and Newark to the Endeavor Miami community.
Anshu Motwani is a Senior Vice President at Bayview Asset Management. Anshu has been with Bayview for twelve years and is responsible for business development, fund raising, and all investor matters concerning the Bayview-managed funds. Prior to joining Bayview, Ms. Motwani was responsible for business development and marketing for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management L.P., helping to raise over $4 billion in AUM for Blackstone’s fund-of-funds business. Anshu started her career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs in U.S. Equity Sales, covering institutional accounts, including hedge funds and mutual funds in the Midwest. Anshu proudly serves on the board of City Year Miami and the St. Phillips Episcopal School in Miami.
“I am thrilled and honored to join such a prestigious organization that is making such a profound difference in Miami. As Miami continues to evolve into a dynamic and thriving business community, I look forward to being an active participant in that evolution and supporting our local entrepreneurs,” said Anshu Motwani.
Each of the new appointees have expressed their enthusiasm in joining Endeavor and the opportunity to give back to the community. Having launched its operation in September 2013 as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global, Endeavor’s Miami affiliate possesses an active local board of business leaders that believe high-impact entrepreneurship can transform Miami.
Endeavor is the leading global community of, by, and for High-Impact Entrepreneurs — those who dream bigger, scale faster, and pay it forward. Driven by our belief that High-Impact Entrepreneurs transform economies, Endeavor is on a mission to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and underserved markets around the world.
Endeavor creates a Multiplier Effect by inspiring high-growth founders to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster, and providing a platform to pay it forward — thereby compounding their individual impact.
To sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way, Endeavor created Endeavor Catalyst — a rules-based, co-investment fund, set up to invest in the same High-Impact Entrepreneurs that Endeavor supports. Today. Endeavor Catalyst is among the world’s top early-stage founders of startups-turned $1B+ companies (“Unicorns”) outside of the U.S. and China. Learn more about Endeavor at https://endeavor.org/.
About Endeavor in Miami
Endeavor’s Miami affiliate was established in 2013, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor’s Miami entrepreneurs generated close to $340M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 32 companies and 51 entrepreneurs, such as EveryMundo, EcoSystems, NovoPayment and SellersFunding. Learn more about Endeavor in Miami at https://endeavormiami.org/.