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

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

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By | October 25th, 2016|

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By | October 12th, 2016|

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By | July 11th, 2016|

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By | April 21st, 2016|

Unique Web-based Learning System with Online Live Tutoring Recognized for 2nd Consecutive Year Think Through Learning announced today that Think Through Math (TTM), their web-based [...]