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Investments

8

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

1

About Gratitude Railroad

Gratitude Railroad is an investment firm focused on educating, inspiring, convening and catalyzing investors and investments in for-profit, mission-driven businesses. It was founded in 2013 by Howard Fischer and Eric Jacobsen after attending the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. Howard, a hedge fund CEO, and Eric, a tech entrepreneur and private equity investor, developed Gratitude Railroad to transform traditional capitalism into a force for solving critical environmental and social problems. Gratitude Railroad develops investment funds across asset classes with leading investment professionals delivering top tier returns and solving social and environmental problems. Gratitude Railroad can operate from concept through execution by partnering with leading investment professionals, helping define the investment strategy, providing seed capital for the fund, being advisors and co-investment partners. In addition to its fund incubation efforts, Gratitude Railroad makes direct investments in for-profit mission driven operating companies across stage and sector. Gratitude Railroad also serves as a community and catalyst for investors to learn, discuss and invest across asset classes focused on delivering top tier returns and helping to solve environmental and social challenges.

Gratitude Railroad Headquarter Location

New York, New York,

United States

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Investment Startup CapShift Secures $5 mln In Series A Funding

Aug 24, 2021

By Nicholas Say Nicholas Say has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team CapShift, a Newton-based investment startup, has successfully closed a $5 million Series A funding round to boost the development of its impact investing platform. The round was co-led by Bain Capital Europe, Aperio, and Addepar, with firms like Brazen Impact, advisory firm Impact Investors, and Gratitude Railroad also participating. Previous investors like Jesse Fink, Heron […] / share Published on August 24, 2021 The round was co-led by Bain Capital Europe, Aperio, and Addepar, with firms like Brazen Impact, advisory firm Impact Investors, and Gratitude Railroad also participating. Previous investors like Jesse Fink, Heron Foundation, Spring Point Partners, and Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment doubled down, continuing to support the startup after its pre-seed and seed funding rounds. The startup has created an impact investing platform that aims to “empower philanthropic and financial institutions” to invest capital in projects with the potential for a social and environmental impact. Adam Rein, CapShift President & Chief Operating Officer, referred to the round by stating: “We are thrilled to bring together a consortium of leading investors and innovators from the industries of impact and finance to fuel our growth. CapShift is working to unlock billions of dollars of charitable capital to invest in solving the world’s biggest challenges.” The new funding will be used to expand Capshift’s technology platform, impact investment research database, and advisory capabilities, providing its users with more investment opportunities. At this time, the platform is providing access to more than 1,000 investment funds of all investment segments, providing families with access to high-impact investment portfolios. With the United States charitable investment capital representing a $1 trillion market, Capshift has been looking to unlock it since being founded in 2019. CapShift is now serving more than half of the major providers in the $142 billion Donor Advised Fund Market via its platform. CapShift has partnered with Fidelity Charitable, National Philanthropic Trust, Chicago Community Trust, American Endowment Foundation, and other local and national donor-advised fund providers to provide their users with access to a varied array of impact investment opportunities. With startup funding reaching an all-time high this year, high-impact investing has become increasingly attractive with investors, allowing the investment startup to drive social and environmental impact in an indirect manner. Tags

Gratitude Railroad Investments

8 Investments

Gratitude Railroad has made 8 investments. Their latest investment was in The Renewal Workshop as part of their Series A - II on June 6, 2021.

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Gratitude Railroad Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/23/2021

Series A - II

The Renewal Workshop

$6M

No

9

6/9/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

4/15/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

12/4/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

11/17/2020

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

6/23/2021

6/9/2021

4/15/2021

12/4/2020

11/17/2020

Round

Series A - II

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Series B

Company

The Renewal Workshop

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Amount

$6M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

9

10

10

10

10

Gratitude Railroad Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Gratitude Railroad has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was The Renewal Workshop on March 16, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

3/16/2022

Acquired

2

3/9/2021

Acquired

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Date

3/16/2022

3/9/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

Gratitude Railroad Fund History

1 Fund History

Gratitude Railroad has 1 fund, including Gratitude Farmland Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Gratitude Farmland Fund

1

Closing Date

Fund

Gratitude Farmland Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

Gratitude Railroad Team

1 Team Member

Gratitude Railroad has 1 team member, including current Managing Partner, Thomas Knowles.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Thomas Knowles

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Thomas Knowles

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Status

Current

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