EVOLVE is the umbrella organization with two symbiotic divisions: Evolve Ventures and Evolve Foundation. Evolve Ventures, initially funded by the Shao family with $100 million, invests in for-profit companies aligned with our mission. Evolve Foundation makes philanthropic grants and pursues direct philanthropic initiatives.
Both divisions operate globally with a particular focus on the United States and China.
The DNA of our organization is defined by the personal history, value system and professional expertise of its two co-founders.
Our Chairman/Co-founder Bo Shao is one of the most successful venture investors with an exceptional track record in identifying opportunities and entrepreneurs at early stages. He co-founded one of the largest and most successful venture capital firms in China. His unique skills give Evolve an edge in identifying successful companies with social mission at the early stage of their lifecycle and helping them grow and impact millions of people.
Our Vice-Chairman/Co-founder Oleg Gorelik has spent over 20 years supporting people in their search for inner fulfillment with the results that support the current optimism Evolve has about the full scope of human potential.
Bo’s and Oleg’s commitment to their own inner work inspires the rest of Evolve team, and is shared by the leaders of the organizations Evolve invests in or supports philanthropically.