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

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 [...]

LearnPlatform Raises Series A Investment to Improve EdTech Management and Efficacy

By | January 26th, 2018|

LearnPlatform, the research-backed software-as-a-service for educators to easily find, buy, manage, and rapidly analyze education technologies, today announced a $3.2 million round of financing from [...]

EdSurge: With $14M Fundraise, Noodle Wants Colleges to ‘Pick and Choose’ How They Build Online Programs

By | December 5th, 2017|

EdTech news channel EdSurge interviews Noodle Partners' CEO John Katzman about the company's recent fund raise and developments in the online program manager space: "As [...]

Noodle Partners Announces Another $14 Million In Financing To Accelerate Growth And Transform Higher Education

By | December 4th, 2017|

Noodle Partners Inc., which helps colleges and universities expand access to and decrease the cost of premier online higher education, has raised approximately $14 million [...]