Meet our companies

We build companies that address the genuine needs of the fast-growing middle class in emerging markets through innovative business models. We don’t limit ourselves to any one sector — we are excited to move into entirely new spaces with fresh eyes. Our companies range from transportation to education to food, to name a few.

Autolab
Launched: 2014

Autolab is a chain of car care centers that deliver best-in-class auto repair service and customer experience. With only two options for auto repair service in Colombia currently: dealerships that deliver good service at very high prices; and smaller, low-quality independent repair shops. Autolab is the new third — and best option.

Descubre
Launched: 2018

Descubre is a digital social selling company that builds relevant consumer brands in the $60bn USD LatAm beauty industry. We develop our products based on superior customer understanding and solve the distribution issue that new brands face in LatAm with the help of a network of social sellers who can earn extra income without any financial risk on their side.

Nido
TO BE LAUNCHED: 2018

Nido is disrupting the massive home-improvement market in Latin America. We provide homeowners a one-stop-shop for remodeling services, translating their full home improvement needs into reality

Labor Market China
TO BE LAUNCHED: 2018

Mobility LATAM
TO BE LAUNCHED: 2018

We see opportunities in failure

The nature of startups is that not all bets pay off. The following are our ventures which have been launched post-Seed, but have since been discontinued. Each of these experiences are enormous learning opportunities for us to become faster and better at what we do.

Super Ruta
Launched: January 2016
Stopped: December 2016

Super Ruta is a school transportation company that offers schools, children and parents reliable transportation with their trusted staff of drivers and bus coordinators. Although Super Ruta was able to launch and win school contracts, we found limited willingness to pay from middle class schools and parents for a better services, thus limiting the scalability of the business.

Mesa
Launched: 2016
Stopped: 2018

Mesa is a chain of quick service restaurants that specializes in nutritious and delicious sandwiches and sides for the whole family to enjoy at lunch and dinner. Launched in Q1 2017, Mesa creates delightful experiences through a menu of tasty meals served in an inviting environment by a professionally trained staff. After 6 months of operation in the first locale, Mesa realized that it did not have enough business model innovation to ensure scalability and as a result it was closed in March 2018.

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"Polymath is not just a company, it's more like a family"

Ralph van Krimpen - Technologist @ Polymath

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