Rethink Food Newsletter April 2024

Plant-based protein substitutes in a grocery store refrigerator isle.

Spotlight: Plant-Based Meats In late March, our team joined fellow industry professionals at the Future of Food-Tech conference. Amidst the conversations about AI and climate disclosures, the topic that appeared to be at the forefront of many conversations was the state of alternative proteins. We’ve been monitoring the rise and pitfalls alternative proteins since our […]

Are Plant-Based Meats Cooked?

Motif Foodworks plant-based burger

Plant-based meats – complex recipes of soy, oils, yeast, and potatoes that mimic the texture, appearance, and even “bleeding” of flesh – appeared to be unstoppable for a while. Beyond Meat’s stock shot up 163% on the day it went public in May 2019, marking the biggest one-day performance for a major American firm in […]

Rethink Education Newsletter Q1 2024

Older student learning robots

Spotlight: AI in Education (continued) The responsible deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education has remained top of mind for us at Rethink Education throughout the beginning of 2024. Our team continues to monitor new advancements, engage in thoughtful discussions with fellow investors, entrepreneurs, and academics, and continuously learn so that we can best prepare […]

Rethink Education Newsletter December 2023

Spotlight: AI in Education It’s impossible for us to close the books on 2023 without addressing this year’s most prominent theme: AI. As you may recall from our previous conversations, evaluating the potential and risks presented by AI in education has been top of mind for us at Rethink Education. We do not want to […]

Rethink Food 2023 Impact Report

We began Rethink Food with a mission to help digitize and decarbonize the food system for the betterment of the people and planet. Today, we’re able to showcase how we believe our portfolio companies are working to change the world – and our plates – for decades to come. Check out our 2023 Impact Report!

Rethink Food Newsletter September 2023

Food Tech

Spotlight: AI and the Food System It’s hard these days to read about any industry where the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not discussed. At Rethink Food, we have been focused on AI-enabled companies since inception, and now they make up a significant percentage of our portfolio. For example: Brightseed uses its advanced […]

Rethink Education’s Q4 Investment Strategy

Education technology became a popular investment category during the depths of the pandemic: in 2020 and 2021, many venture capitalists got the opportunity to experience online education and remote training in their own homes, and many new entrants began making big bets at high valuations. But in 2022, some of these tourists seem to have […]