Founder / C-level Mgmt
CEO & Founder - Raíces

Polymath - México
México City

About Raíces

Raíces is a company that brings back transparency and trust to buying and selling a home in Latin America. Home ownership in the middle class is commonplace and people yearn for a more professional service that helps them navigate this paramount financial decision. Brokers lack the professionalism required to generate trust in users, market prices are opaque, and users lack experience and tools to make the right decisions. As CEO you will build the company and decide upon the strategic direction of Raíces from here. It also implies leading Polymath's newest and first Mexican venture.

Who are CEOs within Polymath?

Venture CEOs are Latam’s top entrepreneurial talent who join us to build big. They are folks with the horsepower, experience, and grit to lead a venture to success. CEOs join us as partners, taking significant equity ownership in the funded venture, plus a startup salary.

Polymath Partners and staff work directly alongside CEOs for the first year, before Polymath begins to take steps away, and the venture management and their team continue leading the venture. Our venture leaders come from incredibly diverse backgrounds..check out our Founders! 

Raíces is a company that brings back transparency and trust to buying and selling a home in Latin America. It is our newest venture and  

Why build with us?

  • Join one of the most talented teams in Latin America with the right methodology to dramatically increase the likelihood of startup success
  • Join a funded business concept, ready to launch on Day 1, plus a network of investors to support further funding rounds
  • Build something important that impacts customers' lives and employs 1000’s of people
  • Own a substantial portion of the company that converts into life-changing financial outcomes
  • See the direct results of every ounce of sweat (and tears)
  • Stop thinking about starting something... actually do it!
 
We are looking for individuals with the following characteristics
  • 7+ years of working experience in high-growth environments
  • Incredible analytical horsepower
  • Mastery of function or domain relevant to position
  • Great risk appetite
  • Flexible, quick thinking  and learning
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Ambition to build big
  • Committment to living in Mexico for many years, experience in the real estate industry very important 
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

IMPORTANT comments on compensation and risk-taking

We work in a highly entrepreneurial environment, with the expectation that all parties involved take real financial risk to build a successful company and thus produce life-changing financial outcomes.

As opposed to building a company on your own, Founders receive salaries on day one. However, within the Polymath model, senior Founders are expected to take significant haircuts from their market salary. This is well-overcompensated for through substantial equity ownership in the business. Thus, should the business be successful (which we do everything in our power to accomplish together), the financial outcomes will be many times more than the financial risk taken. 

With regard to salary, we would typically see a salary below market range in the first year, and increasing quite substantially after subsequent funding rounds (roughly each year, as the venture is more capitalized).  After proving the business can work, salaries of C-level individuals substantially increase. So most of the risk lies in the first year of the business. 

We realize this starting salary is well below market salary. But given the substantial levels of equity participation, and the need to give the business as much runway in the first year to prove success, this is the entrepreneurial reality. And after further rounds, the salary does go up to more reasonable levels, though will never reach full market salary (this is entrepreneurship and we want risk takers!)

A few of Polymath's successes so far

  • 7 ventures launched since late 2012
  • Over 250 people employed across the Polymath group
  • All ventures have raised external rounds of capital 
  • Táximo, our first company, is now the largest taxi administration company in Colombia, and the founders have become Endeavor Entrepreneurs; the company has also opened an office in Peru.


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About Polymath

Polymath Ventures is a company builder for emerging markets. Using a combination of business and design-thinking, Polymath creates new business ventures — from scratch, to scale massively across Latin America. Our companies address the latent needs of the growing middle class through innovative products and services.



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