MENTOR // Allen Taylor’s Bio
Allen is a big believer in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world—and great investors to help them do it. He has built his whole career in private-sector economic development. He runs Endeavor‘s San Francisco office, leading efforts to connect a portfolio of 600+ high-growth companies with U.S.-based mentors and investors.
Allen oversees the Endeavor Investor Network, designed to connect venture capital and growth equity investors with high-impact entrepreneurs and local investment partners across Latin America, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. In the past few years, Endeavor companies have raised more than $500M in equity. He is also Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative co-investment vehicle through which Endeavor can invest into its portfolio. Launched in 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has made 19 investments across seven emerging markets.