Investment
VP of Venture Funding

Polymath
Bogotá, Colombia

THE POLYMATH VENTURES APPROACH

 

Polymath is the venture builder for Latin America, designing and building (from scratch) innovative tech ventures for the middle class. We take a unique, methodological approach to venture building: We attract the best local and international talent to jump into and remain in entrepreneurship, taking founder roles at the helm of our ventures. Polymath co-builds with these founders, taking a hands-on approach throughout the entire venture lifecycle.

WE ARE SEEKING A VP TO LEAD OUR VENTURE FUNDING TEAM

 

With six fast-growing ventures and a number of new ones to be designed and launched in the coming years, our ventures engage in significant fundraising activity across a number of different stages and variety of investors. In terms of stage, our ventures raise external funds from Series Seed to beyond and eventual exit. In terms of investor segments, they raise capital from Angels, Family Offices, VCs, and Strategic Investors both regionally and internationally. To-date, our ventures have raised more than $25M of equity capital and significantly more when including debt.

Polymath’s Venture Funding team works with our venture founders throughout the entire lifecycle of funding rounds, from prep to closing, and is responsible for building an engaged network of venture investors. The VP of Venture Funding will be a trusted advisor to our founders, working with them to strategize and structure funding rounds, prepare pitch decks and financial models, pitch to investors and navigate the due diligence and closing processes. The VP will also be responsible for building a strong network of venture investors.

This is a very interesting and valuable role for anyone interested in working with early and growth stage investments and entrepreneurship, with unique exposure to both fundraising processes and the opportunity to work directly with entrepreneurs. In addition, the VP will lead a highlight talented international team. The position will report directly to Polymath’s CFO.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  1. Leading the Venture Funding team
  2. Working closely with our venture founders, acting as a trusted advisor and member of the team during their fundraising processes. Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Managing round preparation, including:
      1. Planning and executing pitch decks and financial models
      2. Funding round structuring and strategy
      3. Building a valuation defense
      4. Building a list of target investors
      5. Identifying and reaching out to potential investors
    2. Pitching to investors together with the venture founders and coaching the founders on their pitching skills
    3. Managing due diligence processes
    4. Managing round closings, including project management and legal documentation
    5. Project management of the entire fundraising lifecycle
  3. Building and managing an extensive network of local and international venture and growth investors, including Angels, Family Offices, VCs and Strategic Investors
  4. Working with Polymath’s Marketing team to advise venture founders on investor relations best practices, including regular investor updates and annual meetings
  5. Manage Polymath’s Venture Funding Product. This means measuring the effectiveness of the team’s fundraising efforts, ensuring that we are providing the best service possible to our founders and constantly iterating to improve the product features

WHY BUILD WITH US?

  • Join one of the most talented teams in Latin America with the right methodology to dramatically increase the likelihood of startup success
  • Build something important that impacts the lives of Latin America’s middle class
  • Become part of a unique learning environment
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears)

REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years of investment and/or fundraising experience, preferably in an early stage context
  • Superior relationship building and sales skills
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to prepare and own presentations and other marketing materials
  • Experience building and managing complex financial models from scratch
  • Superior project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter, keen to work independently with limited supervision
  • Flexible and quick thinking, with the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Growth and learning mindset, with no fear to challenge and be critical
  • Both Spanish and English fluency required

A FEW OF POLYMATH'S SUCCESSES SO FAR

  • 9 ventures designed and launched since 2012, with 6 of those operating today
  • $25M+ of equity capital raised by these ventures to-date
  • Currently operating in Colombia, Mexico and Peru
  • 300+ people employed across the Polymath group
  • Táximo, our first venture launched, recently closed a $4M Series B round. They have operations in Colombia, Peru and México

Starting date: Immediate 

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Compensation: Salary below market levels but with upside from equity participation



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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.



More about Polymath
6

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown.

350

Talented and passionate individuals from across the globe working to build great companies.

$26M

Funding raised for our ventures.

3

countries where our companies operate