New Markets Venture Partners is an early and growth stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build disruptive education, information technology, and business services companies.

As one of the leading education technology-focused venture firms in the U.S., with nearly 20 years experience, the New Markets philosophy is:

IDENTIFY

We work with key strategic partners, executives, customers and investors. We engage a national network of education thought leaders.

MENTOR

We add value before, during and after the investment process.

COMMIT

We believe in structuring a fair deal, properly capitalizing investments, and aligning resources to achieve the most advantageous outcome.

BUILD

We are true partners with our portfolio companies–working together to grow.

About New Markets

Learn about our investment impact, philosophy, and criteria for investing.

About New Markets

Meet the Team

Robb Doub

ROBB DOUB
General Partner

Mark Grovic

MARK GROVIC
General Partner

Jason Palmer

JASON PALMER
General Partner

Elizabeth Chou

ELIZABETH CHOU
Partner

Don Spero

DON SPERO
General Partner

Brooks Taylor

BROOKS TAYLOR
Analyst

Barbara Messina

BARBARA MESSINA
Office Manager

David Cumberbatch

DAVID CUMBERBATCH
Senior Advisor

Russell Greiff

RUSSELL GREIFF
Senior Advisor

John Katzman

JOHN KATZMAN
Senior Advisor

Brit Kirwan

BRIT KIRWAN
Senior Advisor

Josh Reibel

JOSH REIBEL
Senior Advisor

Jim Shelton

JIM SHELTON
Senior Advisor

Ben Wallerstein

BEN WALLERSTEIN
Senior Advisor

Robin Dvorak

ROBIN DVORAK
Marketing Advisor

Latest From The Blog

EdTech Times Podcast with Jason Palmer: Building Products That Deliver

By | April 15th, 2018|

What can education technology startups do to ensure that their products are implemented in classrooms? In this podcast, Hannah Nyren from EdTech Times explores this [...]

Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

By | April 13th, 2018|

Pearson and Credly announced today that Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Pearson [...]

Mark Grovic on Higher Ed Now Podcast with, “Getting Philanthropic Returns”

By | March 30th, 2018|

New Markets' General Partner Mark Grovic was recently featured on this popular podcast with the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a national nonprofit organization [...]

Reflections on the State of Education

By | February 20th, 2018|

New Markets Venture Partners began its laser focus on education nearly ten years ago. Since then, we have made over 20 investments in education companies [...]