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 Healthcare Real Estate’s 2022 Sustainability Report

We are thrilled to share our inaugural Sustainability Report with the Rethink Healthcare Real Estate community. The past few years have been pivotal for our team, marked by a rebranding emphasizing one firm and our focus on delivering strong returns while investing in a socially responsible manner. Now, with the release of our 2022 Sustainability Report, […]

Rethink Education’s 2022 Impact Report

Welcome to our 2022 Impact Report. Thank you to our trailblazing portfolio companies who provided the data and narratives necessary to make this report possible. Reflecting on the magnitude of impact our portfolio creates brings us immense joy and reminds us why we do this work. We are grateful to all of you who have […]

Rethink Food Newsletter April 2023

Food Tech

FoodTech Trends According to a Pitchbook Q4 2022 report, after declining for three consecutive quarters, FoodTech VC funding seems to have stabilized. In Q4 2022, FoodTech VCs invested $2.8 billion across 316 deals, a slight 4.8% QoQ decline in deal volume. 1,578 agreements, totaling $20.2 billion, were completed annually. Deal values plummeted by an astounding […]