Member News: We welcome Polymath Ventures, the Venture Studio for Latin America

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Washington D.C., October 23rd, 2020- We welcome Polymath Ventures to the SME Finance Forum global membership network. Our network consists of SME financing leaders from around the world who come together to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of small and underserved businesses.

“At SME Finance Forum we are committed to helping small businesses get access to capital needed to grow and sustain their enterprise. Our membership network forms a close-knit community of industry experts who share a common purpose of helping SMEs. We are delighted to have Polymath Ventures as the newest member of the Forum. We truly value their contributions,” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum. 

Polymath Ventures is a company builder.  They create and launch their own businesses 100% in-house, from pre-concept to full-scale operations, and see great value in vertically integrating quality design, team, and implementation. Additionally, Polymath assembles capital from outside investors with shared vision and values who provide valuable insight and advice to drive business forward.

“Our venture believes in the power of the collective and understands the impact of a large network on driving business growth. The association with the Forum will enable us to further provide value to our users, create new opportunities, and design solutions for sustainable economic development,” said Carlos Fernandez de la Pradilla, Founder and CEO of Polymath Ventures.

About SME Finance Forum

The SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in 2012 as a knowledge center for data, research, and best practice in promoting SME finance. As an implementing partner for the GPFI, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was tasked with managing the initiative.

About Polymath Ventures

Polymath Group LLC is the venture studio for Latin America. They are a group of entrepreneurs building digital platforms to empower the middle-class through intentionally designed solutions that give fair access to quality services and better income-generating opportunities. Their focus sectors are Fintech, E-commerce and Proptech, and they operate in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.


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