Pivotal Ventures is an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates. We partner with organizations and individuals who share our urgency for social progress in the United States. Together, we grow understanding around issues, expand participation, encourage cooperation and fuel new approaches that substantially improve people's lives.
We believe transformational ideas come from everywhere – from people and places that might be overlooked, underfunded or closest to the issues themselves. We are eager to invest in early-stage, untested and/or provocative approaches if we believe they create a path to impact at scale.
We believe progress happens faster when partners align toward a common objective. We bolster the capacity of existing partners and attract new talent into underfunded spaces. We also identify and encourage the adoption of proven approaches to progress in our areas of interest.
We are a team of strategists, investors, planners, communicators and implementors. We are optimistic about the future and motivated by our partners' work to help shape it. We push fresh thinking forward. We reward experimentation and urgency for progress. We measure success both in the size of our aspirations and our ability to enable partners to turn ideas into actions with measurable outcomes.