By Nancy Dahlberg
Cameo’s co-founders, CEO Steven Galanis and Head of Product Devon Townsend, were selected to join the global Endeavor network during the organization’s 15th virtual International Selection Panel (ISP) that concluded today.
As part of Endeavor’s network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs receive mentorship, resources and access to a global network of international founders, business leaders, investors, and advisors from Fortune 500 companies. Galanis and Townsend, who currently live in Miami, will work closely with Endeavor’s Miami and Detroit offices.
“We very much look forward to working with Steven and Devon to dream bigger, scale up, and pay it forward. They embody the Endeavor ethos and we're proud to support their growth and international expansion efforts," said Endeavor Miami Managing Director Claudia Duran. “Having Steven and Devon in Miami will have tremendously positive consequences for our local ecosystem.”
Cameo, based in Chicago, recently raised $100 million in Series C funding at a valuation of over $1 billion. In total, the company has raised over $165 million. Cameo was named one of the 50 Genius Companies of 2018 by Time Magazine and Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.
Cameo connects fans directly with their favorite pop culture icons via personalized video messages, live calls, and direct messages. The company operates through a website and mobile app and currently works with over 40,000 members of the “talent” community, including athletes, actors, digital influencers, and others, to sell personalized content to fans.
Last month, Endeavor tapped Martin Claure, founder of Apprende. Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $340 million in revenues and over 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. Endeavor Miami currently supports 23 companies and 41 entrepreneurs. Endeavor Global, founded in 1997, now supports over 2,175 entrepreneurs leading 1,356 companies in nearly 40 markets around the world.
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