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Polymath Ventures is a Digital Venture Group that builds from scratch and scales disruptive technology ventures for the middle class in Latin America. Ventures are designed in-house using a proprietary business design methodology that fuses business and design-thinking, then founding teams are recruited to lead them. Polymath remains deeply involved in companies throughout their life cycles, providing Capital, Talent Acquisition and Digital Strategy support. Operating since 2012 and with offices in Bogota, Mexico City and Los Angeles, Polymath has launched 8 ventures in our target sectors of Mobility, FinTech, Employment and Wellness.
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Delivery apps of Colombia unite! Competing last-mile and mobility apps unionize
Contxto – Death and trastes (dirty dishes) seem to be the only certainties in life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is looking to keep afloat as best they can, but where there is a struggle to survive there are clashes between competing interests. Related article: Cornershop and Domicilios.com to clash with Rappi for Colombia What […]
Top 11 startups in Colombia you can no longer ignore in 2020
Contxto – Rappi. There, I said it. And that’s the last time you’ll be reading that word on this article. As much merit as they deserve, so do many other startups in Colombia with much less exposure. You see, the most recognizable, most-successful Colombian startup has almost become a bit of a problem for the northern […]
Company builder Rubik Ventures enters Colombia with US$20 million
Contxto – Rubik Ventures has officially reached Colombia and this venture capital (VC) firm has US$20 million to begin startup building in this Latin American country. Moreover, it’s looking for entrepreneurs to join its program as well as investment partners to raise an additional US$30 million in equity. Likewise, to help them in their new […]
The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Mexico [Updated 2020]
Contxto – There is another, less explored, facet of the startup equation. Indeed, no idea gets far without the money to do the walking. This is where venture capitalists (VCs) come in. And as one would expect, Venture Capital in Mexico and the rest of Latin America is no exception. Oft the mighty presences behind […]
Latam’s startup ecosystem. How we got here and what’s to come, according to Polymath Ventures
Contxto – Last year, 11 startups from Latin America hit the US$1 billion valuation mark. And steadily, international venture capital (VC) firms are turning to this region. Examples include Tencent, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, and of course, Softbank. Many Latam startups are scaling up at a local level and even at an international scale, reaching Silicon […]
The changing landscape of mobility in Latin America
Written by: José Rodríguez of Polymath Ventures Contxto – A report elaborated by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) in 2018 shows the direct relationship between GDP per capita and the percentage of journeys taken by private cars. As expected, when income rises individuals feel more inclined to find more comfortable ways to move, […]