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.

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.

Launched: 2018

Elenas is a digital social selling company which enables Latin American women to earn extra income selling exciting consumer goods products. Our platform allows sellers to focus their time on promoting products over digital channels to their networks without having to take on financial risk. Elenas is providing necessary distribution to up and coming brands in the market who can now access the $26 Bn direct sales channel through trained and trusted ambassadors.


Nido is disrupting the massive home-improvement market in Latin America. We help the middle class increase the value of their assets through professional yet affordable home improvement solutions.

Labor Market China

Mobility LATAM

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.

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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