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About US

OUR GOAL: DRIVE GLOBAL IMPACT THROUGH UNCOMPROMISED BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

A NEW GLOBAL IMPACT FUND

The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. We seek to partner with creative entrepreneurs and build successful businesses that drive meaningful, measurable positive change. Read about our first investment in EdTech startup EverFi here.

7 Sectors

The Rise Fund will focus on investments in seven sectors in which independent research has shown that impact is both achievable and measurable in quantitative terms: education, energy, food and agriculture, financial services, healthcare, information and communication technology, and industrials and infrastructure.

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

  • Education

    Education

  • Finance

    Finance

  • Energy

    Energy

  • Information

    Information

  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare

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Mission

Global Impact

Measurable Global Impact

The Rise Fund is creating a rigorous assessment model that uses independent third-party research to measure social and environmental impact throughout the investment cycle, from underwriting to exit. This innovative methodology aligns The Rise Fund’s objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals and pioneers evidence-based impact investing.

Business Performance

UNCOMPROMISED
BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

Impact investing upends a long-held tenet that financial success is antithetical to a social mission. Impact investors aim to harness the power of the market to drive sustainable social and environmental change, which means that profits are not only possible, they are necessary to fulfil the mission. The Rise Fund will invest in companies that create positive impact through their core business operations, so that business success and meaningful social and environmental impact are inextricable—one drives the other.

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Collaborators

TPG Growth

TPG Growth

Established in 2007 as the global growth equity and middle market buyout platform of alternative asset firm TPG, TPG Growth has more than $8 billion in assets and investments in key sectors for impact, including healthcare, financial services, industrials, and technology, as well as established networks in emerging and frontier markets throughout Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.

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Collaborators

Elevar Equity

Elevar Equity

Elevar Equity, a human centered venture capital firm, invests in transformative and scalable entrepreneurial ventures focused on low-income communities. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized essential services for over 20 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25+ companies in India and Latin America. Elevar is the founding or first institutional capital in several companies focused on financial services, agriculture, education, healthcare, and housing. An entrepreneurial emerging markets team based in India, Colombia, and the US, Elevar is widely recognized as a leader in impact investing. TPG Growth has entered into a strategic co-investment partnership with Elevar Equity.

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Collaborators

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit strategic advisor for philanthropists and mission-driven organizations that supports strategic solutions to social problems. The Bridgespan Group has been helping scale and document impact since 2000, and is working closely with The Rise Fund to develop rigorous impact assessment systems.

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Leadership

The Bridgespan Group

Bill McGlashanChief Executive Officer

Michael StoneChief Investment Officer

Stephen EllisSenior Partner, Business Building

Jerome VascellaroChief Operating Officer

Maya ChorengelSenior Partner

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Founders Board

  • Bill McGlashan

  • Jeff Skoll

  • Bono

  • Lynne Benioff

  • David Bonderman

  • Richard Branson

  • Jim Coulter

  • Mellody Hobson

  • Reid Hoffman

  • Mo Ibrahim

  • Laurene Powell Jobs

  • Pierre Omidyar

  • Paul Polman