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We are the Venture Studio for Latin America

We are the Venture Studio for Latin America

We are a group of entrepreneurs building digital platforms to empower the middle class of Latin America. We have a venture studio model, with ventures designed in-house using a proprietary business design methodology, then founding teams are recruited to lead them. Polymath remains deeply involved in our companies throughout their life cycles, providing strategy, operations & design-thinking methodologies support. Operating since 2012 and with offices in Bogota and Mexico City, Polymath has launched 9 ventures and raised US$30M+ of equity and debt financing across the group. We have raised three venture studio investment vehicles, achieving an unrealized IRR of 37%. Ventures examples: Elenas - Elenas is building the first social selling platform for consumer products in LATAM.The unique digital direct sales model leverages the power of personal relationships and the scalability of e-commerce in order to improve income opportunities for millions of women across LATAM.(elenas.co) Nido - Nido is a digital platform to serve tenant’s growing demand for affordable room rentals. Aflore - Aflore creates a new channel to issue credit to the under-banked middle class (aflore.co) Autolab - Autolab is an auto repair platform that uses technology to integrate and solve the deep pain points of car owners, mechanics, and the parts supply chain, enabling a trustworthy and affordable experience for the end-customer (autolab.com.co)
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Wenyi Cai

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Founder & Managing Partner of Polymath Ventures • COO of Milo (acquired by eBay) • McKinsey • Harvard College
Total raised

$10.7M

Funded over

7 rounds

Latest round

Series B (Mar 2020)

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