DENVER, Colorado — Steph Curry of the NBA Golden State Warriors made an investment in Guild Education, a mission-based company providing opportunities for America’s workforce through education, received an investment from
Guild Education partners with leading employers, including Walmart, Discover Financial, The Walt Disney Company, Lowe’s and Chipotle to offer debt-free education as a company benefit to support their employees who want to earn a college degree or upskill with graduate school courses.
“Like all of us here at Guild, Stephen recognizes that while talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not,” said Rachel Carlson, Guild Education CEO & Co-Founder. “We are excited to partner with Stephen to unlock opportunity through education for even more working Americans, and we are grateful for his commitment to closing the education gap – particularly among low and middle-income Americans.”
“The timing was crazy because of our Eat. Learn. Play Foundation that launched last July,” Stephen Curry said in an interview with TechCrunch. “This is an opportunity to really target that Learn piece and explore how important it is in terms of college education and college completion. And we’re trying to attack that from elementary school and on.”
Curry’s investment came through SC30 Inc., which manages his investments, philanthropy, media, and brand partnerships, and it aligns with the mission of the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation that Curry created with his wife, Ayesha Curry. The Foundation works to unlock the amazing potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger and ensuring children have access to nutritious food, establishing that students have access to a quality education, and the resources to succeed, and providing opportunities and safe places for all children to play and be active.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 4, 2019
Stephen Curry & Guild Education CEO & Co-Founder Rachel Carlson spoke with TechCrunch about the investment, which you can read more about here.