WHO ARE FOUNDERS?
Our Founders are THE top talent in their field with a deep desire to build things that create true value into the world. Our Founders come from both entrepreneurial and corporate worlds, but all know that succeeding in entrepreneurship is all about WHO you build with.
The odds are stacked against the everyday venture founder, especially when doing it alone and even more so in emerging markets. Our Founders know that we are stronger (and more likely to succeed) together.
Plus it’s a lot more fun.
All our Founders come with a big risk appetite. Yes, it will be hard. Yes, salaries will not be great. But the reward is great on many fronts: we combine large equity ownership (which means life-changing financial outcomes) with working with some of the best entrepreneurial talent using world-class startup methodologies.
All this provides an unmatched learning (and life) experience.
POLYMATH VENTURES AS YOUR CO-FOUNDER
Polymath was designed to be the best possible cofounder to the next great entrepreneurial talent (you!). Everything we do aims to drastically de-risk the company (making it more likely to succeed big) and make Founders work more efficient, effective and altogether enjoyable.
Polymath Partners and staff (not to mention other venture Founders) are Founders’ true partners. We are deep professional colleagues with aligned goals, as well as shoulders to cry at times. We are deeply involved in the early stages (1-2 years of the company), providing full teams of Polymath staff to the venture to help find product-market fit and break through big problems.
We are also heavily involved in venture funding. Founders jump into a funded business and can expect deep involvement from Polymath Partners and our investment team on every fundraising round. We have also established a $40M Fund to invest in Series A and B rounds of our ventures, an immensely valuable de-risking mechanism for Polymath companies and Founders.
What Polymath offers founders
Entrepreneurship at the highest levelIn order to drastically increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial success, you need to build intelligently. Polymath has built its own methodology for company design and acceleration, using principles pulled from the worlds of human-centered design, lean and agile ops, and management consulting. We offer you full access to entrepreneurial methodologies at the highest level.
Your greatest challengeWhat we do is downright difficult. Building anything of quality from scratch is hard, but building high-impact startup ventures in an emerging market brings the challenge to an entirely new level. You’ll find yourself in the midst of this challenge, where learning curves are steep, uncertainty is the norm, and boredom and complacency don’t exist.
The strongest most diverse teamWe know that a huge amount of learning and enjoyment comes from the people around you. With a bar set high, you’ll find a group of exceptional people to build with and learn from. And it’s not just about smarts. We bring values-driven people, with diverse experiences, from all over the world (15 countries represented at the moment)!
Personal and Professional DevelopmentWe offer you the opportunity to grow tremendously in challenging roles that balance ample support with a strong share of autonomy. You’ll gain knowledge and skills through formal training and mentorship, while responsibilities — typically exceeding your experience level both in breadth and difficulty — will push you to develop in many directions, on a daily basis.
Don’t forget about FUN!We take our work seriously...but not always ourselves. We offer you a work hard - play hard culture, filled with as many laughs as post-it notes on the walls. We think you’ll be surprised by how close people in Polymath become, how much salsa we end up dancing to, and how many adventures - in and out of the office, that we enjoy together.