Polymath exists to build scalable companies that transform industries and societies, and become the backbone of the middle class of emerging economies. We believe that this is the best way for sustainable economic development — and the most meaningful way to spend our talent and energy.
We believe in diversity of thinking and experience, both in the individual and in teams that collaborate. We have seen with our own eyes the true innovation that can happen when people with distinct minds work side-by-side.
pol·y·math \ˈpä-li-ˌmaTH\ [noun]
— a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning;
— a ‘Renaissance man’
Why Latin America?
Latin America’s (and the world’s) emerging middle class is growing at a tremendous rate (about 2.5 times the developed world), with newfound prosperity. There are many salient, unmet needs but not the contemporary, complex companies to serve them. Polymath aims to lead this economic awakening. Polymath is based in Bogotá, Colombia. We chose Colombia as a launching point for Latin America because of its macroeconomic stability, geographic centrality, growth trends, access to amazing talent, and increasingly supportive business culture.
From a small, donated office in a university to a multi-country portfolio of companies
What makes us different from incubators
and venture capital firms?
Polymath Ventures is a company builder. Unlike incubators that help entrepreneurs develop their ideas, we create and launch our own businesses 100% in-house, from pre-concept to full-scale operations. We see great value in vertically integrating quality design, team and implementation.
Unlike VC firms who invest institutional capital into hi-potential businesses, Polymath assembles capital from outside investors with shared vision and values. We see great advantages in partnering with investors who provide valuable insight and advice.