About Us

Where we came from, where we're going, and what we believe in

  • 311M

    People in middle-class

  • 140M

    Informal workers

  • $4T USD

    Middle-class expenditure

We adapt to the needs of the high-growth Latin American middle-class. 

This is how we do it

Binding entrepreneurs & opportunities

Binding
entrepreneurs & opportunities

Bridging the experience gap

Bridging
the experience gap

Catalyzing early-stage capital

Catalyzing
early-stage capital

Our Story

From a small, donated office in a university to a multi-country portfolio of companies

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2021

Great year for Polymath! Started the year launching 2 new ventures, Ropstar and Tani, a growing team of 300+ people, and new financing rounds increasing our total capital raised to $50M+.

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2012

In the beginning - June of 2012 - we recruited ten talented (and a little crazy) people for the first Ideation project in Medellin. In three months, we designed two venture concepts: Taximo and Aflore. Let’s build!

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2013

Our team moved to Bogota to set up the foundations for years to come: an exceptional team of entrepreneurs, an extensive network of investors and advisors, and the launch of Taximo, our first venture in Colombia.

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2014

After one year of operation in Bogota, we launched three new ventures; Aflore, Autolab, and VincuVentas.

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2015

We pivoted Vincu Ventas to a complete digital model as a response to de incresing digitization of the demographic (middle-class). .

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2017

Polymath arrived in Mexico to extend our impact in the region and pursue our purpose of transforming Latin America's middle-class.

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2018

We launched Elenas and learnt from Asia’s venture ecosystem through our office in China.

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2020

Crazy year, right? Amidst the crisis, we learned and thrived. We launched Polymath+, our co-building business with corporate partners, Autolab grew shop visits by 7X, and Elenas sales increased by 20X.

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2021

Great year for Polymath! Started the year launching 2 new ventures, Ropstar and Tani, a growing team of 300+ people, and new financing rounds increasing our total capital raised to $50M+.

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2012

In the beginning - June of 2012 - we recruited ten talented (and a little crazy) people for the first Ideation project in Medellin. In three months, we designed two venture concepts: Taximo and Aflore. Let’s build!

Our founders and leaders come from different backgrounds but they share the same vision; transforming the emerging middle-class in the region through intentional and innovative solutions.

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Wenyi Cai

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Carlos F. de la Pradilla

Co-Founder & CFORead Bio

"The dream of building a company with huge growth and valuation potential — and that can have a huge social impact — is a reality"

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