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.
Bindr is a UK-based social learning site that allows groups of students to study together silently and send each other silent messages of encouragement. Bindr plans to create a social learning community fostering engagement with peers and building new communities centering around helping each other focus and be productive. Bindr offers its platform for free for students and prioritizes safety in its communities.
Planet FWD is a climate-friendly SaaS startup. The company leverages technology to deliver actionable insights so that brands can amplify their positive impact without stressing internal resources. Planet FWD’s carbon-neutral food products intend to reverse climate change, using regenerative ingredients and compostable packaging which enable consumers to reduce their carbon footprint from the atmosphere and consume climate-friendly products. Planet FWD is building a movement of more climate-conscious farmers and producers who can lead us towards a better future, specializing in developing a regenerative food platform.
*Anticipated Investment in Q4 2021.
EveryDay Labs believes that making family-school communication more effective can change student outcomes and they’ve proven that it can. EveryDay Intervention is proven to reduce chronic absenteeism by 10–15% districtwide through proactive, personalized outreach paired with inbound support for families in their home language. Our unique approach requires no change in school-level practices.
Anthill combines a SMS-based communication channel with talent mapping software to help organizations understand and retain their employees. Talent mapping is a way to take all of the workforce insights an organization needs and put them into one cohesive, easy-to-understand visual. Anthill has a vision to give the deskless 80% of the global workforce the dignity and support that they need to be successful in their careers.
Based in Europe, Lynx Educate connects employees to recognized and accredited educational opportunities that transform training budgets into an investment that attracts and retains talent. Lynx will unlock the power of higher education credentials by allowing employers to offer training to their employees, increasing retention and fostering upskilling and promotion within businesses.
ChargerHelp! sits at the intersection of workforce development, adult learning, and clean technology. The company is obsessed with leveraging technology to remove barriers and enable economic mobility within all communities. ChargerHelp! collaborates with local Workforce Centers and creates partnerships with organizations to train and hire from their local communities. The company is working to close the skills gap by recruiting quality, underutilized professionals and providing them both training and job access.
Mentor Spaces is a community-driven mentorship platform designed to make it easier for companies to attract and retain underrepresented talent. As the largest mentorship community for underrepresented professionals, the platform facilitates conversations with experts aligned to one’s professional interests and goals. Mentor Spaces allows companies to cultivate relationships with underrepresented talent ahead of formal recruiting events. Companies use Mentor Spaces to build a diverse talent pipeline, improve retention and enhance corporate culture.
Market: Nashville, Tennessee
Land Area: 20 acres
Building Space: 850,000 gsf
Rethink Nashville is a Rethink Community project in conjunction with Land Investment Partners of Nashville, TN to form a partnership for the execution of horizontal development and sale of land parcels to individual developers at 1410 Dickerson Pike. This property represents a unique opportunity to develop one of the larger tracts of land in the Nashville downtown area. The location on Dickerson Pike allows direct connection to the downtown core, just 2 miles south, as well as close access to the major Nashville Interstates. Rethink Community, in working with local partners, has developed an initial plan that seeks to capitalize on the unique elevation and city vistas with a planned community for working and market rate residents.
Realm is the audio entertainment company that creates original fiction podcasts and audiobook series, including official continuations of popular franchises. Based in New York, LA and beyond, Realm collaborates with bestselling and award-winning writers, directors, artists, and actors from film/tv, animation, publishing, and gaming to create expansive, diverse, and immersive shows.
Realm was co-founded by former Penguin Random House executive Molly Barton and former Obama Administration Dept of Justice lawyer Julian Yap. Realm shows are available as podcasts everywhere, and on their own app, awarded “Best of the Year” by Apple.
Previously known as Serial Box.
Motif FoodWorks is reinventing the way science is applied to help make plant-based foods better tasting, more nutritious and more sustainable. Unlike other food and ingredient companies, Motif integrates and applies cutting-edge technology focused on closing the biggest gaps and working to solve the food innovation challenges of today and tomorrow. They are a lean, nimble organization with seasoned professionals who have lived and led food businesses, along with science and technology specialists who have renovated, innovated and designed leading edge solutions.
Meaningful Gigs is on a mission to empower people, using data to guide them toward their full potential. Specifically, they vet and upskill designers in Africa and help US enterprises hire them for remote work. Making hiring easy for companies and giving access to the next generation of design talent.
Headquartered in Peru, Prendea offers synchronous online enrichment courses for Spanish-speaking students ages 3-17. The expanding interactive course catalog includes topics across categories including artistic, life skills, wellness, science and environment, technology, culture, and languages.
Territory Foods is a chef-crafted, nutritionist designed meal delivery platform tailored to personalized dietary preferences. Using a data and software driven system, Territory brings responsibly sourced, nutritionally valuable ingredients from a network of fantastic local chefs to your table.
Edge Pathways is an innovative pathway program that brings together high schools, universities, and employers to offer a transformative educational experience — one that connects promising students from diverse backgrounds to highly supported training and professional opportunities in the field of engineering. The Edge Fellowship is a for-credit, freshman-year program built in collaboration with universities to help aspiring engineers navigate entrance into the confusing, and often intimidating, field of science, technology and education.
Major League Hacking (MLH) provides a remote professional development program for student technologists. Over 12 weeks, students have the opportunity to work on high impact software, data science, and digital media projects that businesses depend on. Whether or not a company can natively support remote interns, MH provides direct insight and early access to a pipeline of amazing talent that is remote-first and fully managed. MLH is providing the workforce with tools to reimagine the way they think about hiring developers.