CZI invests globally in innovative companies that are developing transformative and scalable solutions to the issues at the heart of our mission. For news and updates about our venture investments, visit the CZI Newsroom.
Our venture investments prioritize innovations that embed impact in business model or distribution; scalable, sustainable businesses that can grow rapidly to achieve a broad impact; and social entrepreneurs who develop creative solutions to overcome long-standing barriers to opportunity. Any profit realized from venture investments will go back to our philanthropic work.
Age of Learning
Creates engaging, research-proven digital learning programs for children ages 12 and under, including ABCmouse Early Learning Academy and Adventure Academy.
Finds and places talented, remote engineers from developing countries at companies worldwide.
Apollo Agriculture is a commercial farming platform that helps small-scale farmers in Africa increase their yields, maximize their profits, and adapt to a changing climate.
Develops management and communications software and an app that helps early education providers meet business needs as well as improve the educational experience for young learners.
Brings together teachers, technology, content, and media via a learning application that provides highly personalized and engaging learning experiences for K-12 and test prep in India.
Brazil-based Descomplica offers fully online and affordable preparatory courses for Enem and entrance exams, undergraduate and graduate degrees.
(now part of Curriculum Associates)
Provides an integrated software platform for districts and schools to manage all English Language Learner needs, from compliance to collaboration and instructional strategies.
Delivers high-quality online professional education programs globally in collaboration with top universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Cambridge, National University of Singapore (NUS), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), and INCAE Business School.
Career network for college students that seeks to democratize opportunity and helps employers discover, recruit and hire up-and-coming talent from all backgrounds.
Creates a support system for families with stage-based play essentials and subscription Play Kits that are designed by experts for children’s developing brains.
(now part of Instructure)
Builds a software platform that enables educators to use formative assessment, curriculum planning, interim-benchmark assessment, and collaboration to drive student success.
Transforming the way people learn through technology, with flagship business Varsity Tutors providing a live learning platform across 3,000+ subjects and multiple formats, including one-on-one instruction.
Supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. The organization was previously named Bridge International Academies.
Combines engaging leveled content with formative assessments and insights in its Instructional Content Platform to enhance reading engagement and learning.
An online platform offering top quality, education-to-employment programs for students worldwide.
Leverages its technology platform and research-backed surveys to help educators use data about social-emotional learning, school climate, and more to support each student’s education and broader needs.
(now part of CampusLogic)
Offers an innovative platform where micro scholarships encourage and reward academic and behavioral achievements during high school and community college.
Connects children, parents, and providers of enriching childhood experiences through a suite of technology solutions.
Trilogy Education Services
(now part of 2U)
Partners with the world’s leading universities to create and manage skills-based training programs, helping students and companies bridge the digital skills gap.
Strategic Program Investments
Our strategic program investments are made in close partnership with CZI’s program teams to achieve their programmatic objectives. Our investments are made with an impact-first lens and include a range of financial instruments such as program-related investments, loans, guarantees, and equity investments. Beginning in 2021, these investments include ways to address climate change.
Note: CZI also makes grants to organizations working in support of our mission.
CarbonBuilt’s ReversaTM process, winner of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, directly embeds CO2 from industrial, waste biomass and direct air capture sources into proprietary low-cost and low-carbon concrete formulations to reduce overall CO2 emissions.
A new chemical company built for the climate era, Twelve transforms carbon; its breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products.