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Promise Venture Studio

We catalyze innovation + impact in Early Childhood Development by attracting, supporting, connecting social entrepreneurs, ecosystem stakeholders & capital.

Founded: 2018 by Matt Glickman, Gabe Hakim

  • Program Area

  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

Promise is a nonprofit venture studio that helps social entrepreneurs in Early Childhood Development achieve scaled impact. We support any venture (for profit company, non-profit organization, academic institution, etc) that is exploring, developing, or scaling products, services, and programs that improve outcomes in ECD. In particular, we focus on ventures and innovators best positioned to have a deep impact on families facing the greatest adversity due to structural racism and systemic inequality.

We focus on three interdependent strategies to achieve our mission:
- Support social ventures to improve their business and impact models
- Attract new talent and capital into the field of ECD
- Connect promising ventures with sources of capital (financial, human, intellectual) & to each other