The Rise Fund
The Rise Fund invests in businesses that are changing our world, and supports the entrepreneurs and visionaries building them every day.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institiutions
Life on Land
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Affordable and Clean Energy
Clean Water and Sanitation
Good Health and Wellbeing
Partnership for the Goals
Build businesses that help reduce hunger, increase food security, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Build business that expand access to educational attainment, boost educational achievement, and strengthen pathways to employment.
Build businesses that enable affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Build businesses that expand financial inclusion, with the goal of reducing poverty by increasing household and small business earnings and enabling access to essential services.
Build businesses that reduce the cost of health care, increase access to high-quality health services and health-saving interventions, decrease malnutrition, and improve access to clean water and consumer goods that improve health outcomes.
Build business that provide stable, affordable housing, efficient transportation, and low-cost input materials for the production of basic goods.
Build businesses that accelerate digital inclusion and leverage software and mobile technology to drive efficiency, productivity, and innovation in education, healthcare, financial services, business operations, job creation and communications
The Rise Funds invest in companies driving measurable social and environmental impact alongside business performance and strong returns. With $4 billion under management, The Rise Fund works with growth-stage, high potential, mission-driven companies that have the power to change the world.
The Rise Fund is currently a lead investor in more than 25 companies across four continents, operating in more than 20 countries. We work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs and management teams to build strong, transformative businesses and create positive social and environmental impact. Within the Rise portfolio, companies are:
Boosting math achievement for underserved students in the U.S., Delivering affordable clean energy across India, Increasing agricultural productivity and rural incomes in China, Saving lives through early detection of seizures, Conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife, and Improving access to financial services for millions across Africa.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Rise Fund was founded in 2016 by TPG in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll and offers deep expertise in business solutions to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As part of TPG, The Rise Fund offers investment resources, business-building skills and a global network to help our portfolio companies accelerate growth and impact.
The Rise Funds seek to expand the reach of commercial capital in order to help a new generation of entrepreneurs build profitable businesses that deliver positive and sustainable impact. We are dedicated to rigorous measurement and have created new assessment tools to ensure that social impact can be measured and quantified, which we believe will help advance the success of impact investing globally. The Rise Fund is committed to serving as a resource for others who are focused on investing to drive positive impact.
We bring the power of scale and reach
With the ability to invest across a wide variety of sectors and countries at scale, The Rise Funds have an unrivaled ability to help businesses grow, increase their impact and achieve long-term success. Our breadth of resources, networks and expertise, which includes decades of impact experience and more than 100 investors and business builders, means that we can invest in mission-driven companies at scale. This has allowed The Rise Funds to create a unique portfolio of companies delivering on impact and financial growth, in partnership with incredible founders and leaders.
We are committed to evidence-based investing
Given the large and increasing amount of capital flowing into impact investing, it is critical that this capital is deployed effectively, efficiently and responsibly. We believe that delivering measurable impact alongside competitive financial returns will increase market confidence in impact investing and unlock more funding for entrepreneurs and businesses. We dedicated significant resources from the start to developing impact underwriting tools within The Rise Funds. And as part of our commitment to rigorous impact measurement, we created Y Analytics, a public benefit corporation dedicated to helping capital allocators better understand, value and manage social and environmental impact.
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TPG specializes in investing in disruptive companies that transform the global economy. This philosophy is the cornerstone of our firm and gives us the opportunity to invest in some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs and businesses of our generation. TPG has a proven track record of developing unique investment approaches that build healthier businesses and deliver uncommon potential. That ethos is what led to the development of The Rise Fund.