Practical support for entrepreneurs, grounded in experience

Through Rippleworks’ short-term, high-impact projects, social ventures work closely alongside leading Silicon Valley executives to tackle top operational challenges.

Projects last 3-4 months, and cover key operational challenges faced by scaling ventures, including marketing, sales, product, talent, operations, and technology.


Each project is customized and tailored to a venture’s specific needs.

In order to ensure maximum success, we spend time with each venture to:

Assess the right fit

We will review any background materials and spend our first call better understanding your venture’s business, impact, and potential needs.

Design the project

We will work with you to understand key operational challenges to shape a well-defined project designed around your needs.

Identify the ideal expert

We will activate our networks to custom match each venture with a senior leader with deeply relevant experience.

Achieve results together

Let’s get to work! You’ll partner with the Expert and the Rippleworks team for 2-4 months to achieve tangible results.

Improving online, offline sales cycles to SMBs in Mexico

Konfio partnered with Google X’s Head of Market Strategy to build best-in-class sales cycle management as it brings more affordable working capital loans to small businesses. 

Redesigning organizational structure for upcoming scale

Nexleaf partnered with the former CEO of Pandora to ensure it had the right organizational structure and operating model as Nexleaf expanded its support of life-saving vaccines and clean cookstoves.

Scaling Our Reach

Projects since we launched in 2015

Number of global challenges addressed

Total people reached by our portfolio

All Projects

  • 4G Capital
    Financial Inclusion | Technology
  • Acceso
    Agriculture | Product
  • Africaid Zvandiri
    Healthcare | Marketing & Sales
  • African Leadership Group
    Education | Marketing & Sales
  • African Management Initiative
    Education | Marketing & Sales
  • ALA
    Education | Marketing & Sales
  • AllLife
    Financial Inclusion | Data Science
  • ALU (2016)
    Education | Marketing & Sales
  • ALU (2018)
    Education | Operations
  • Andela
    Education | Data Science
  • Apli
    Economic Empowerment | Product
  • Apollo (2019)
    Agriculture | Technology

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