General Counsel

Bogotá Colombia


Polymath Ventures is seeking General Counsel to manage a variety of corporate legal responsibilities across the organization. This will be a new and critical role. We have grown to 30 amazing people within Polymath, and over 250 people across the Polymath group (including the ventures we have built). With that growth, we need an experienced lawyer to manage the myriad responsibilities both ongoing and anticipated both at Polymath and at the ventures, including in Colombian, US, China and Mexican jurisdictions.

The position will be heavily focused on corporate law, and will include the following responsibilities at both the Polymath and venture levels:

  1. Leading all legal aspects of investment and M&A transactions across the transaction cycle, including term sheets, shareholder agreements, convertible notes, board resolutions, investment document negotiation and the legal aspects of investor due diligence.
  2. Set-up and legal maintenance of a new Venture Capital Fund ($50M target size), including associated due diligence from LPs
  3. Incorporation and set-up of new corporate entities, and ongoing legal management of existing entities and investment vehicles, across multiple jurisdictions, including Colombia, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and the U.S.
  4. Structuring and managing the legal aspects of labor contracts and equity plans.
  5. Serving as the corporate secretary on behalf of the Boards of Directors of Polymath Ventures companies.
  6. Managing an in-house counsel who handles legal operating matters at Polymath, e.g. NDAs, vendor contracts, etc.
  7. Advising on general legal operating matters, as and when there is bandwidth to do so.

We are looking for someone who can manage a high variety of corporate legal responsibilities, who is comfortable working with a high degree of ambiguity and who has the motivation to build Polymath´s legal function while working in a highly autonomous and entrepreneurial environment.


We offer an exceptional learning environment, with great people from all over the world (15 countries represented right now!) working on really hard problems. We are a young company, in a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.  We can't offer you the fanciest office with all the perks, but we can offer you one of the strongest teams in Latin America, working to build new companies from scratch. Our company culture offers an international perspective, a casual, friendly office, and a spirit of performance and growth.


  • + 6+ years of relevant corporate legal experience, significant investment and/or M&A experience a must.
  • Must be able to lead transactions from a legal perspective.
  • Cross-border legal experience.
  • High empathy and emotional intelligence - can relate well with people from different backgrounds, build trust and solve problems in a genuine and humane way
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative startup work environment (scrappy, bias towards action)
  • Ability to work full-time in Bogotá
  • Complete fluency in English and Spanish

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About Polymath

Polymath Ventures is a company builder for emerging markets. Using a combination of business and design-thinking, Polymath creates new business ventures — from scratch, to scale massively across Latin America. Our companies address the latent needs of the growing middle class through innovative products and services.

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