How we build
Polymath has developed an entrepreneurial methodology for emerging markets. These markets look very different than hubs like Silicon Valley, so how you design, launch and fund companies needs to look different. At our core, we we combine powerful solutions for the emerging middle class with exceptional teams that have the ability and hunger to build big.
the companyWe surface large unmet needs within the middle class, and develop (through testing and iterating) new venture concepts customers love, backed by powerful business models. We call this 16-week human-centered design process Seed.
the foundersA company is only as strong as its leadership team. We recruit exceptional regional talent and assemble powerful founding teams who make the venture concept their own — and with our support bring it to life.
the businessWe work full-time alongside the founding team for the first crucial years, utilizing lean experimentation and a methodical, learning mindset to launch, build and grow the concept into an operating business.
the capitalWe provide the initial startup funding to get the business launched and operating, and we work to bring together the right networks of local and international investors to continuously raise capital for growth.
the ventureOnce the venture finds product-market fit, we continue to advise and support at the strategic level. Our support focuses on business strategy, talent strategy, business development, brand, and investment.
SEED (OUR COMPANY DESIGN PROCESS), EXPLAINED
Human-centered design to uncover scalable business opportunities
Acceleration (Our company building process), explained
Lean, systematic venture launch and development
"The dream of building a company with huge growth and valuation potential — and that can have a huge social impact — is a reality"