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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.

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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 DOUBGeneral Partner
MARK GROVIC
MARK GROVICGeneral Partner
ELIZABETH CHOU
ELIZABETH CHOUPartner
DONALD SPERO
DONALD SPEROGeneral Partner
RUSSELL D GREIFF
RUSSELL D GREIFFSenior Advisor
BRIT KIRWAN
BRIT KIRWANSenior Advisor
JOSH REIBEL
JOSH REIBELSenior Advisor
JIM SHELTON
JIM SHELTONSenior Advisor
BEN WALLERSTEIN
BEN WALLERSTEINSenior Advisor
ROBIN DVORAK
ROBIN DVORAKSenior Marketing Advisor
BARBARA MESSINA
BARBARA MESSINAOffice Manager

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By |February 4th, 2016|

EdSurge Managing Editor, Tony Wan, recently interviewed Mark Grovic:

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Education Technology Pioneer and University Chancellor Join Education Venture Fund

By |January 27th, 2016|

New Markets Venture Partners Announces Former University of Maryland Chancellor, Brit Kirwan and Wireless Generation executive, Josh Reibel as Advisors

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By |January 4th, 2016|

As the graphic below shows, the number of companies in the Unicorn Club is exploding and this is making us extremely cautious. Udacity joined the […]

Higher Education Reform: The Three Big Questions

By |December 18th, 2015|

In today’s world, three critical questions should govern higher education decision-making:

Does it improve outcomes?
Does it increase access?
Does it lower costs?

Fittingly enough, I’ve also found after […]