The Rise Fund

The Rise Fund

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on investments in education, energy, food, agriculture, financial services, healthcare, information, communication technology, industrials and infrastructure sectors

The Rise Fund is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on investments in education, energy, food, agriculture, financial services, healthcare, information, communication technology, industrials and infrastructure sectors. Founded 2016 in San Francisco, California, United States, it invests in series B, venture rounds, series C, and series A rounds. Its portfolio companies include Migo, Pearl Dairy Farms, Varo Money, Zipline, Bankingly, CFPA Microfinance Management Co, SystemOne, Ceribell, Migo, and DreamBox Learning. As of February 2020, The Rise Fund has made 24 investments. Their most recent investment was on December 3, 2019, when Migo raised $20M. The Rise Fund has had two exits, the most notable of which include Brava Home and Wilderness Holdings. The company has raised a single venture fund, Impact Investment Fund. This fund was announced on October 4, 2017 and raised a total of $2B .

Timeline

2016

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Varo Money

Varo is a San Francisco-based mobile banking business allowing customers to pay their bills, cover their expenses and build their wealth.

Acorns is an Irvine, California-based micro-investing company allowing users to round up consumer purchases and invest the change.

C3 IoT or C3 is a company developing and providing applications of AI, IoT, and Big Data.

Zipline is an automated logistics company that designs, manufactures, and delivers medical products.

EVERFI is a K-12, financial, and corporate compliance education platform.

C3 Resources is a Newcastle upon Tyne-based energy management company.

Ceribell, Inc is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded in 2014 by Josef Parvizi.

ViewPoint Therapeutics is a San Francisco-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

John Kerry

Advisor

John Rogers

Partner, Sector Lead

Rick Levin

Advisor

Stephen Ellis

Senior Partner of Business Building

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Acorns

Micro investing, Financial Services

Brava

Technology

Dharma

Reflexon

Renaissance

Viewpoint

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Sarah Perez
June 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Mobile banking startup Varo Money has raised an additional $241 million in Series D funding, the company announced today. The investment was co-led by new investor Gallatin Point Capital and existing investor The Rise Fund, co-founded by TPG. Also participating in the round were Bono (yes, that one), along with entrepreneur, impact investor, and movie [...]

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