Houston, TX, April 2, 2020 – Vivante Health proudly announced Kimon Angelides, founder & CEO, has joined Endeavor, an organization leading a high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world. The Endeavor panel selected Angelides, the organization’s thirty-first entrepreneur member to represent Greece, during its first-ever virtual International Selection Panel, the final stage of the multi-step selection process, held online March 23 – 25.
Vivante Health, a first mover and category-defining company in digestive health, is using digital medicine to completely reinvent the way people live with chronic inflammatory conditions—gut first. Angelides and the Vivante team created GIThrive, a digital platform focused on improving digestive health outcomes.
While the company is headquartered in the US, many of its technical development team members are based in Athens, Greece. Angelides, a Greek American and serial healthcare entrepreneur, saw an opportunity to invest in the highly educated, talented Greek workforce in building his latest company.
Maritina Grelloni is the entrepreneur selection & growth manager at Endeavor. “Kimon is one of the key healthcare players globally and we are confident that he will be an inspiration and role model for other Greek entrepreneurs of the industry,” said Grelloni. “His fourth consecutive healthcare company is trying to solve a serious problem that people with chronic intestinal problems face. Based on his business experience and his technical know-how, he is ready to make Vivante Health the next business success that will spring from Greece—something that is perfectly aligned with Endeavor’s goal, and we are very happy that Vivante Health joined our network.”
“I am delighted that Vivante and I have been selected to join Endeavor,” said Angelides. “When I decided to start Vivante in Greece during the period of the financial crisis, I knew that the Greek spirit and passion would allow us to build a world-class company. Moreover, it has been particularly satisfying to see how the Greek and US teams work so well together. Endeavor Greece embodies this spirit, and I will work hard to ensure that Vivante makes important contributions to our members, clients, and to the mission of Endeavor.”
About Vivante Health
Vivante Health is not only the leader, but also the category-defining company in digestive health. We’re using digital medicine to completely reinvent the way chronic inflammatory conditions are managed, gut first. Our all-in-one digestive health program, GIThrive, empowers people—through brilliant technology, clinically advanced science, and on-demand human support—to improve their health, while lowering their cost of care.
About Endeavor Greece
Endeavor is an international non-profit organization, which selects and supports the most promising companies around the world with the help of the most prominent business leaders and investors globally. Since 1997, 2,016 Endeavor Entrepreneurs from 1,258 companies have been selected globally and have created more than 3 million jobs and in 2018 generated more than €20 billion in revenue. Since 2012, when Endeavor began operating in Greece, we have supported 25 Greek companies: Blueground, Centaur, CHB – Christodoulou Brothers, Dust+Cream, Ergon, FrezyDerm, Green Cola, Hellas Direct, HotelBrain, InstaShop, Konva, Nova Credit, NumberAI, Matternet, MTI, Oseven Telematics, Papadimitriou, Pnoe, Pollfish, Raymetrics, Softomotive, SYCHEM, Think Digital Group (TDG), Vivante Health, Workable, Yodiwo.