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

69 Companies*

invested in as of 2020

74,962,074*

Total Students Reached
in 2020

24,137,484*

Total Low Income Students
Reached in 2020

*data sourced from Rethink Education companies
Developing an early childhood platform for kindergarten readiness
Helping higher ed institutions to improve retention and graduation rates through tech-enabled mentorship programs
Helping hospitals educate, engage and monitor patients in varying stages of care using automated text messaging
Learning to Read, Reinvented with AI
A talent solutions technology company creating data science competitions, assessments and training
A person can’t be who they haven’t seen.
Provides continuing medical education to practicing physicians
Getting EV charging stations and people back to work!
Addressing training and employment challenges in the healthcare industry
Acquired
Help English language learners realize their highest aspirations
Striving to restructure the nature of incarceration through modern digital tools needed to personalize the treatment, education, and rehabilitation of the incarcerated.
Health & wellness education platform helping students thrive in the world
Acquired
Providing transparency and accountability to the emerging marketplace of coding bootcamp providers.
Empowering English learners through “accent tuning” for great understanding, confidence, and communication
Acquired
Collecting, tracking and showcasing achievements through a digital portfolio to enable continued success.

 


Rethink Education Impact Report 2020