Legal
In-House Counsel

Polymath
Polymath

ABOUT THE ROLE

Polymath Ventures is seeking in-house counsel to manage a variety of corporate legal responsibilities across the organization. This will be a new and critical role. We have grown to 30 amazing people within Polymath, and over 250 people across the Polymath group (including the ventures we have built). With that growth, we need someone with a legal background to manage the myriad responsibilities both ongoing and anticipated both at Polymath and at the ventures, including in Colombian, US and Mexican jurisdictions.

The position will be heavily focused on corporate law, and will include the following responsibilities at both the Polymath and venture levels:

  1. Leading all legal aspects of investment and M&A transactions across the transaction cycle, including term sheets, shareholder agreements, investment document negotiation and the legal aspects of investor due diligence.
  2. Structuring and managing the legal aspects of labor contracts and equity plans.
  3. Incorporation and set-up of new corporate entities and investment vehicles, and ongoing legal management of existing entities and investment vehicles, across multiple jurisdictions, including Colombia, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and the U.S.
  4. Serving as the corporate secretary on behalf of the Boards of Directors of Polymath Ventures companies.
  5. Managing legal operating matters at Polymath, e.g. NDAs, vendor contracts, etc.
  6. Advising on general legal operating matters, as and when there is bandwidth to do so.

We are looking for someone who can manage a high variety of corporate legal responsibilities, who is comfortable working with a high degree of ambiguity and who has the motivation to build Polymath´s legal function while working in a highly autonomous and entrepreneurial environment.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer an exceptional learning environment, with great people from all over the world (15 countries represented right now!) working on really hard problems. We are a young company, in a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.  We can't offer you the fanciest office with all the perks, but we can offer you one of the strongest teams in Latin America, working to build new companies from scratch. Our company culture offers an international perspective, a casual, friendly office, and a spirit of performance and growth.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years of relevant corporate legal experience, preferably in Colombia.
  • High empathy and emotional intelligence - can relate well with people from different backgrounds, build trust and solve problems in a genuine and humane way
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative startup work environment (scrappy, bias towards action)
  • Ability to work full-time in Bogotá
  • Complete fluency in English and Spanish


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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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7

Fully operating companies designed, launched, and grown in four years

250

Talented and passionate individuals from across the globe working to build great companies

13M+

US dollars invested into Polymath and our portfolio companies

3

countries where our companies operate