Rethink Capital Partners is an umbrella platform that oversees and facilitates the development of a suite of impact investment vehicles, which focus on financial and social returns including gender equity, education, health, environmental sustainability, economic empowerment and community development.
Vivvi provides employer-sponsored, on and near site childcare for companies of all sizes, including full-time and back-up care. By working with employers (and by leveraging robust government subsidies that reduce employers’ costs by 75%), we’re able to provide a world class program at a fraction of the cost with no long term commitments or capex. Childcare is the single biggest pain point for working parents, responsible for more absenteeism, loss of productivity and headcount turnover than any other factor, while providing it is also the single most effective recruiting retention and productivity tool that exists, while saving individual parents upwards of $100,000 per child.
Vivvi’s world-class inquiry-based child care and preschool programs accommodate children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, and are designed for today’s families with robust parent engagement, seamless work-life integration and a standard 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule that runs 250 days a year.
Binti builds software with the goal of helping every child have a family. 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the US and millions are in orphanages around the world. 30% of the US’s homeless population and 25% of prison inmates experienced foster care as youth. It’s clear that children who don’t have families don’t have a fair chance at life and Binti wants to change this. Binti is a mission-driven, technology company based in Oakland, California
Amira helps children learn to read. Amira listens to developing readers, assesses mastery, and delivers interactive tutoring, using the latest reading science techniques. Amira saves teachers time and generates actionable insights for educators and parents. Independent research conducted in classrooms around the world found that the software matched or exceeded the benefit of giving every student a certified human tutor.
CareMonkey is a health and safety system that automatically keeps medical and emergency details up to date for any organization with a duty of care. It makes the details instantly available to authorized caretakers on their mobile devices in an emergency, even when they are offline so they know who to call, what to do, or what to tell an ambulance paramedic. It automates the permission and consent form process and can collect any other custom information.
Hone is a synchronous leadership development platform for modern, distributed teams. Managerial training (often focused on soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving) is still largely conducted face-to-face in a classroom setting. As this delivery mode is increasingly inefficient for the distributed and global corporate workforces common in today’s economy, Hone seeks to provide a more engaging and flexible alternative for modern managers.
BrightHive is a data analytics software provider focused on developing scalable data science solutions to social sector problems, with a particular focus on the education and workforce training ecosystem. BrightHive addresses one of the most complex and difficult problems in data management – data interoperability across organizations. BrightHive enables advances in credential transparency, competency-based learning and hiring, comprehensive learner records, affordable credential financing, and greater inclusion in the credentialing system for underrepresented populations.
Localized unlocks educated talent for global companies. Companies are expanding into growth markets like India, MENA and Latin America in record numbers. As they do, they need to hire quality talent, quickly. Localized is a talent tech platform that connects employers and industry experts to the 100M students and recent graduates in emerging markets whose schools don’t have robust alumni networks or career services infrastructure.
Campuswire is a communication platform for universities that professors use to host engaging discussions, efficiently manage class Q&A, broadcast announcements and provide a collaboration hub for their students. For students, Campuswire is the easiest way to stay on top of course communication and tap into the collective knowledge of classmates. Campuswire is led by an innovative team of recent university graduates and is based in New York City.
Imbellus builds simulation-based cognitive assessments to evaluate how people think rather than what they know. The company designs immersive simulation-based assessments that evaluate skills which are becoming more critical in the changing world of work — skills like problem-solving, inquiry, analysis, and imagination — through a theoretically grounded and data-driven process. Imbellus’ approach is in contrast to traditional pre-hire assessment companies that primarily assess for content mastery, processing speed and memory rather than how a person thinks and tackles a challenge. Imbellus is based in Los Angeles and has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of Learning Scientists, Game Developers, Data Scientists, and AI Engineers.
Cinematic Health Education seeks to help allied healthcare professionals to acquire the skills needed to be successful in their careers and gain understanding of the emotional and social aspects involved in their jobs through a unique cinematic storytelling methodology. ReadyCNA is the first product offered by CHE. It is a 60-hour, cloud-based training curriculum for certified nursing assistants, adaptable to certification requirements in all 50 states. ReadyCNA revolves around a three-hour, Hollywood-quality movie, broken into short episodes, that depict the life of a newly hired CNA. The training is complemented with animated simulations, informative video interviews with real-life medical personnel, engaging content videos, quizzes, and practice tests. CHE’s storytelling approach to training strives to ensure learner engagement and knowledge retention, while readying individuals for the emotional and interpersonal issues often encountered on the job.
Empowered Education is a 200+ person company built on a metrics-driven remote workforce platform throughout the US and around the globe, Empowered Education is the parent company of Health Coach Institute and Functional Nutrition Alliance — the leading online schools for health coaches and wellness practitioners.
Sempre Health is bringing behavior-based, dynamic pricing to healthcare. Sempre allows patients to share in cost savings by reducing their out-of-pocket costs whenever a patient takes healthy actions, like filling their prescriptions on time.