RiseKit is thrilled to announce we have recently raised $760K from a fantastic group of new and additionally committed investors. We’re thankful to our latest investors, Steve Sarowitz, Isabella Ortiz, and Jason Mendelson, who joined this latest round. We’re also excited for the continued investment of partners like the Stand Together Ventures Lab, Mike Gamson, Josh Tolman, and Trevor Rees-Jones. These funds support the additional development of our community platform and other customer-focused initiatives.
RiseKit continues to aim for a world where those from under-resourced communities have the resources they need and gainful employment opportunities. Our investors are an essential piece in getting this done. With this new round of funding, we will continue that mission by building and improving our platform designed to enable the frontlines of community-based organizations to get back to the work that matters most in their communities. Our investors align with this mission and Steve Sarowitz had this to say:
As a Baha’i, I believe in the oneness of humanity and that every one of us is born noble. I invested in RIsekit because they are helping people in underserved communities to discover new and previously undiscovered career opportunities.
As the nation continues to work through and build back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re laser-focused on working with our partners to play our part in an equitable economic recovery. Our CEO Matt Strauss had this to say:
I’m excited to see how RiseKit has grown over the last four years, and I’m glad to see how our team is well poised to support this next level of growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has specifically impacted under-resourced communities, and with this investment, we’re doubling down on creating technology solutions to the recovery. RiseKit is bringing innovative thinking to this return to work, and we’re excited to see where we go from here!