Education

Education is one of the last sectors to be remade by technology.

This is changing.

We invest in people, ideas and companies that rethink the way we learn and teach.

We work hard to find entrepreneurs creating new ways of teaching, of supporting students, of providing access and meaning to crucial data. We target companies grounded in rigorous pedagogy with strong business models, and proven product-market fit to ensure that they can scale.

We have an extensive network of experts who not only help us identify new areas, but also allow us to support our companies and the larger educational ecosystem.

We play a crucial leadership role, partnering with CEOs, thought leaders, superintendents and academia. We speak at conferences and convene an annual summit to ensure that the field moves forward together and the best ideas rise to the top.

The Challenges of the Future

New School Models

What kinds of schools and colleges can prepare students for purposeful, successful lives of continuous learning?

What Will Work Look Like

What kinds of learning tools and platforms do we need?

Striving For Equality

How do we give hope and skills to vulnerable people like the poor, those in prison, those with learning challenges, and refugees and others who experience persecution?

Evolving Technology

How can we use AI, cognitive science, brain/computer interfaces and new biology to improve learning?

Keeping Pace

How do learning institutions, credentials, and payment mechanisms need to evolve?

Student:

How do I discover my purpose? How can I find a place in the world for me?

Teacher:

Teacher: How do I help these children who are so different from each other to develop their unique talents and survive in a rapidly changing world?

Parent:

How do I keep my kids safe and make sure they have a fighting chance at a decent life?

Academic Administrator:

How do I know I have the right strategy? People are depending on me?

Employer:

How do I nurture the talents of my team and raise our performance level?

Worker:

How can I avoid being replaced by a machine? What do I need to learn next?

Our Fundamental Values

  • We want to help vulnerable and disadvantaged learners reach their potential.
  • We want to transform and improve the way everyone learns and works, everywhere.
  • We want to respect the needs of all stakeholders.

Key areas of focus:

Crucial Life Skills, Personalized Learning, Vocational Preparation, Curation of Workforce Learning Resources, College Dropout Prevention

46 Companies*

invested in
as of December 31, 2018

37,770,542*

Total Students Reached
as of December 31, 2018

13,650,112*

Total Low Income Students
Reached as of December 31, 2018

*data sourced from Rethink Education companies
Acquired
Providing transparency and accountability to the emerging marketplace of coding bootcamp providers.
A micro-learning platform designed to help employees retain information needed to perform well on the job
A platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes
Blended Learning Solutions for the K-12 Market place.
Next generation of standardized testing
Acquired
A Continuing Education Program Manager (CEPM) for the world’s leading universities
Now students don't have to choose between a liberal arts degree and tech skills.
Workplace Training, Redefined
Acquired
MissionU offers a one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career.  
Building an ultra low cost private school chain to bring high quality education to the world's poorest populations.
Making K-12 learning visible
Preparing students for career and life after graduation through experiential and high-impact learning opportunities
Bringing transparency, speed,  control and savings to the procurement process in districts, public and charter schools.
Helping higher ed institutions to improve retention and graduation rates through tech-enabled mentorship programs
A business intelligence platform for K-12 school and district operations.