Hi everyone! I’m Rachel Carlson, CEO and Co-Founder of Guild Education. At Guild, we're on a mission to unlock opportunity through education and upskilling for America’s workforce, with a double bottom-line business model that does well by doing good. Our industry-leading technology platform allows the nation's largest employers — including Walmart, Target, Waste Management and Chipotle — to offer strategic education and upskilling to their employees, connecting them to a learning ecosystem of the nation's best universities and learning providers, with tuition paid by the company. Our payments and technology platform, curated learning marketplace, and advanced education and career coaching come together to help working adult learners advance in their education and career, debt-free, while helping companies improve talent acquisition, retention, development and internal mobility, and also support their critical DE&I efforts.
Guild has raised $378.5 million with partners including General Catalyst, Next Play Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Workday Ventures, Redpoint, Bessemer Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, and more.
Prior to founding Guild, I was the Founder and CEO of Student Blueprint and worked for the 2008 Obama campaign before serving in the Obama White House.
Ask me anything about our work at Guild Education (we’re hiring!), democratizing education, the founder journey, building companies, and more!