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Rising Team

start up
United States - Palo Alto, California
  • 07/06/2024
  • Series A
  • $8,000,000

Rising Team helps companies increase employee engagement and scale talent development with tools that equip managers to lead engaging team development sessions (remote or in person).

Each Rising Team Kit covers one leadership topic and includes training for the leader and a fun, interactive experience for the team. Our software takes care of everything—learning goals, warmups, activities, data summaries, and even countdown timers—at a fraction of the cost of bringing in outside facilitators. Kit themes include all the topics that drive high-performing team, from psychological safety, to cultivating appreciation, to clarifying expectations and more.

Over 90% of managers and team members who do Rising Team sessions say they feel more connected, learn something valuable, and will work more effectively together as a team. We've also been able to drive a lift in over a dozen core engagement scores, including a 7%+ increase in "intent to stay" at the company in just 3 months.

The company was founded in 2020 and raised a $3 million dollar seed round in 2021 led by Female Founders Fund, with participation from Peterson Ventures, Burst Capital, 500 Startups, Xoogler Ventures, Roble Ventures, Supernode Ventures, and several angel investors.

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Jennifer DulskiFounder

Jennifer Dulski United States - Palo Alto, California

Jennifer Dulski has a wide range of executive experience including leadership roles at Facebook, Google and Yahoo!, and founder, CEO and president roles at early stage and scaling startups. She is currently CEO and founder of Rising Team, a team performance platform that helps companies increase engagement and scale leadership development by equipping managers to lead deeply connecting, interactive team sessions, remotely or in-person, without an outside facilitator.

Prior to Rising Team, she led Facebook Groups, used by more than 1.5 billion people each month to create and participate in communities that matter to them. Her team was responsible for envisioning, building and growing the Groups product. She also led the 2019 redesign of Facebook, “FB5,” to put communities at the center of the app.

Before Facebook, Dulski was president & COO of Change.org, a social enterprise company that empowers people to create campaigns for change. Under her leadership, Change.org grew 10x, from 18 million users to 180 million, developed a profitable business model, rebuilt its tech stack and supported thousands of successful campaigns globally.

As an early Yahoo! Employee, she held a variety of roles over 9 years there, and ultimately led one of six business units as Group VP & GM of Local and Marketplaces. She left Yahoo! to become co-founder and CEO of The Dealmap, a location-based deals app that Google acquired in 2011, making her the first female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google. She was a product leader at Google for nearly 2 years before joining Change.

She has deep board experience in public and private companies and non-profit boards and currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of Arcadia, a climate tech company. Her previous board experience includes roles on three public company boards, Weight Watchers (NASDAQ: WW), TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA), and Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) until its acquisition by NewsCorp.

Dulski writes about leadership for LinkedIn Influencers and Fortune and serves as a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be a movement starter, was published by Penguin Portfolio in 2018 and is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.