Technology
Tech Partner Fellowship

Polymath
Bogotá, Colombia

About Polymath Ventures 

Founded in 2012, Polymath Ventures is a digital group that creates businesses from scratch, to scale massively across emerging markets. We take a hands-on approach, producing our own deal flow, attracting high potential entrepreneurs and providing extensive operational support to our companies throughout their lifecycle. To date, Polymath operates 6 startups:

  • Táximo (Colombia | Peru | Mexico). Taximo’s mission is to provide drivers with the opportunity to have access to vehicles and by this mean, improve their capacity to build capital and sustain their families through a financing and renting digital platform
  • Aflore (Colombia). Aflore is the first direct sales network for financial services in Latin America; a company that, powered by technology, brings loans and insurance products directly to the homes of the underbanked.
  • Autolab (Colombia). Autolab’s mission is to open opportunities to people through affordable, reliable mobility by connecting and organizing the world of aftermarket.
  • Vincu (Colombia). VincuVentas is an employment technology venture transforming employability in emerging markets by solving the supply-and-demand disconnect for sales positions through its AI recruitment platform
  • Elenas (Colombia). Elenas leverages the power of personal relationships and the scalability of marketplaces in order to improve income opportunities for millions of women across Latin America through their digital direct sales platform.
  • Nido (Mexico). Nido is an online platform for renting rooms in Mexico City that provides landlords an easy way of increasing their rental income and roomies a seamless experience to find their ideal room

 

Description

The next tech wave in China is “going overseas” (出海). While domestically in China, tech sector growth is slowing down, Latin America is just starting to go through an unprecedented digital transformation. The region, home to more than 650 million people, with high mobile internet connectivity and high consumption power, is becoming the next hub for tech unicorns.

China’s unparalleled development of digitization has accumulated valuable experience and knowledge that are very relevant for Latin America. Particularly in the technology side, Chinese talent has the potential to bring disruptive advances to the region.

The Tech Partner Program is designed for entrepreneurial Chinese tech talent to find the next big project in life, utilizing their skills and knowledge to become the drivers of the digital transformation of Latin America, while achieving personal success.

 

Features

  • Placement in one of the ventures of Polymath Ventures Group
  • Lead the tech strategy and product development for the venture
  • Work alongside venture founders and take part in strategic decisions of the venture
  • Recruit, train and manage tech personnel of the venture
  • Opportunity to work in Bogota, Colombia, Mexico City, Mexico, or Lima, Peru
  • Minimum commitment of 3 years in the venture

 

Benefits

  • Become a true tech leader and make disruptive impact in a nascent tech market
  • Real opportunity to become a successful tech entrepreneur Real and direct impact on the end consumers
  • Autonomy in decision making on product and tech vision of the venture
  • Access to key players in the Latin America tech and entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • An international entrepreneurship environment to work alongside global top talent
  • Once-in-a-life-time fun lifestyle in Latin America!

 

Qualifications 

On the formal side of things, you will have:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 8 years working in a technological role
  • 5 years managerial experience
  • Advanced technological skill set and a demonstrated history working on tech products  in high growth environments
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to influence and delegate effectively
  • Fluent in English, Spanish a plus
  • High empathy and ambition to build big
  • Great risk appetite and comfort with ambiguity

 

On top of that, we are looking for

  • Growth mindset - You have a deep desire to learn and improve yourself, and have the resilience required to fail, get up and try again
  • Bias to action - You don’t act hastily, but deliberately: you try something out, see if it works, and then try again
  • Ownership - You solve the problem at hand, demonstrate follow-through, and simply put: get things done
  • Day 1 attitude - You never take an expert view and approach each challenge you face with a beginners’ mindset


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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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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