Founder / C-level Mgmt
Partner

Polymath
Bogotá D.C, Colombia

We are seeking a new Partner to support our growth

Polymath Ventures is looking for a new member to join the senior ranks of the organization. Polymath has grown tremendously over the last 5 years of operation, with 6 ventures launched (8 by years end) and over 300 amazing staff across the portfolio. With Polymath’s expansion from Colombia into new markets, including Mexico and China, we need exceptional, senior individuals that will allow Polymath to grow to the next level.

We have established ourselves as one of the world’s top company builders. We are currently closing a substantial investment vehicle (of game-changing size) to support the growth our ventures, bringing us to a new era for Polymath. We could not be more excited about the next stages of our growth. To make it happen, we need experienced and successful entrepreneurs that know not just how to invest, but how to build. We need brilliant minds and executers to build the next game-changing ventures in emerging markets, globally. 

 

Who are Polymath Partners?



We have intentionally built Polymath as a partnership because we know that in order to scale the work we do, we must have world-class talent with varied perspectives that can handle complex company building.  We know that in order build a world-changing organization, we need to continue to bring more exceptional talent into the organization.

Partners are top-caliber business thinkers and operators who play critical roles across the Polymath group. With exceptional intellectual and leadership skills, a partner leads teams through the design and acceleration of an early-stage, rapidly growing Polymath company. Within the Polymath context, a partner could immediately serve as the interim-CEO for one of our early-stage companies. Thus, partners should be able to handle the management of an entire organization with complex work-streams and diverse groups of people in a fast-paced, ambiguous, startup environment.

In addition, partners are placed in venture advisory roles, supporting the long-term growth and eventual successful exit of the company. Thus, the ability to help guide and influence venture founding teams and the direction of ventures on a strategic and operational level is paramount.

Partners additionally take on responsibility within Polymath to ensure the organization’s success. Partners usually manage at least one  functional area of the company: Investment, Talent Acquisition, Design & Acceleration, Talent Development, Finance, etc.

To be clear, Partners are not consultants to our companies. They are fully integrated within Polymath, leading teams to overcome key challenges and steering the direction of the company. We are looking for operational-minded leaders who can support our venture founders, side by side.

We are looking for Partners in our Colombia and Mexico offices. We are also open to a Partner in our newly-established offices in China.

Why build with us?

  • Build the first highly successful, global company builder, focused on emerging markets
  • Join one of the most talented teams in Latin America 
  • Join Polymath at an amazing moment in our history, when we are closing significant investment to fuel our next level of growth
  • Build ventures that impact customers' lives and employs 1000s of people
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears)

What will you get?

  • Seat at the decision-making table. Partners are the leaders and final decision-makers of the organization. No role has more exposure to all components of what we do.
  • Real operational experience. We are not consultants; we are hands-on operators. You will gain exceptional experience in not only designing great companies, but building them as well.
  • Methodologies to build new ventures. You will gain deep exposure to Polymath’s model of designing, and growing new businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. You will gain a deep understanding of building companies within more difficult, yet high-potential markets.
  • Working alongside top, diverse talent. You will gain exposure to top global talent from a diverse fields: design, business, technology, etc.
  • Balancing business with social impact.  You will see how we create value for investors, users, and employees.

We are looking for individuals with the following characteristics

  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • True venture entrepreneurial experience (not just pure consultancy or strategy). In order to support our founders, you must come with the experience of building organizations in a complex startup environment.
  • ​Incredible analytical strength
  • High empathy
  • Exceptional leadership qualities and demonstrated experience leading teams
  • Great risk appetite (you should expect high participation, not high salaries)
  • Flexible, quick thinking and learning mindset
  • Ambition to build an incredible organization
  • ​Fluency in English and Spanish

A few of Polymath's successes so far

  • 6 ventures operating, since launching Polymath in 2012 (2 more to be launched this year)
  • Operations in Colombia, Mexico and Peru…and China is launching soon
  • Recent closing of large investment vehicle (details to be public soon)
  • Over 300 people employed across the Polymath group
  • All ventures have raised external rounds of capital 
  • Táximo, our first company, is now the largest taxi administration company in Colombia and Peru, and the founders have become Endeavor Entrepreneurs
  • Aflore, our second company has established itself as one of the most innovative models in Latam to provide greatly needed financial services to an underserved middle class. Aflore closed a substantial Series A round from Fiinlab, an innovation lab of Gentera, a publicly traded financial firm in Mexico.


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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
7

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown in four years

250

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

13M+

US dollars invested into Polymath and our portfolio companies

3

countries where our companies operate