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Getting kids to develop thinking skills, body skills, and social and emotional skills outdoors

Tinkergarten: A project of CitySpark

While City Light Capital’s portfolio is limited to early stage companies with at least $1M in revenue, we bridge the gap between early stage innovation and venture equity investment through City Spark. This initiative allows our team and our network of mission-driven executives and entrepreneurs to advise and support select early stage companies that, like Tinkergarten, demonstrate the potential to generate both high financial returns and social impact.

Tinkergarten provides high quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills.


Tinkergarten. Leverages technology to vet, train and equip local leaders to match families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids classes that help them develop the skills that matter most.


Kids everywhere learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play in the healthiest environment, nature

What City Light Capital saw

  • Focus on early childhood education, outdoors
  • Presence in over 40 markets teaching hundreds of classes to over 10,000 families  
  • Robust team with experience leveraging technology and bringing people together to learn

City Light Team

Josh Cohen