New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education and workforce technology companies that drive superior financial returns.

New Markets is led by a veteran investment team with a 25-year track record of outperformance. As one of the leading education and workforce technology venture firms in the U.S., we maintain deep relationships with states, districts, universities, and other centers of workforce innovation that allow us to provide exceptional value to our portfolio companies. New Markets adds value to our portfolio companies before, during and after the investment process.

We believe that:

  • Innovation, nurtured by expert managers, is at the heart of profitability.
  • Disruptive technologies with data-supported results lead to high margins and short sales cycles.
  • Deep relationships with centers of innovation yield high quality, capital efficient, investment opportunities.
  • Capital efficient growth dramatically improves liquidity options.

The New Markets philosophy is:


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


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


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


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

Learn about our investing criteria, and what questions we ask entrepreneurs.

Questions We Ask
Questions We Ask