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

64 Companies*

invested in as of 2021

96,895,325*

Total Learners Reached
in 2021

23,671,825*

Total Low Income Learners
Reached in 2021

*data sourced from Rethink Education companies
Acquired
Help English language learners realize their highest aspirations
Online Forms, Medical and School Trip Management
Acquired
Where thinkers become creators in the new economy
The new way to job search.
Building an ultra low cost private school chain to bring high quality education to the world's poorest populations.
Patented digital learning platform creating highly engaging and effective personalized English courses at scale using leveled content from everyday media sources.
The Degree Progression Platform for Student Centric Colleges
Pathway program innovating to change the way we source and train early-stage STEM talent.
Creating greater price and value transparency in higher education
Acquired
A micro-learning platform designed to help employees retain information needed to perform well on the job
Acquired
Helping students master academic content and boil core literacy skills
Acquired
Technology company providing cloud-based treatment tools, training and support for learners with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
Making K-12 learning visible
Acquired
Offering affordable, self-paced, high quality online gen-ed courses for college credit
Enabling teachers and education professionals to create smart, flexible master schedules