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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.

Efficacy in Education Technology

By | April 10th, 2017|News & Updates|

As a smart education technology investor, New Markets has always been focused on product efficacy. Since our earliest days, we’ve asked companies about the precise research underpinnings of their product and sought third party evidence about how their product improves student outcomes or demonstrates ROI. Unfortunately, most products and companies in education technology do not [...]

Behavioral Science Startup Secures $3.4 Million in Series A Financing to Support Student Engagement and Retention

By | February 28th, 2017|Motimatic, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Motimatic, a mission-driven startup that pairs behavioral science with leading-edge advertising techniques to deliver motivational content to college students, today announced that it has secured $3.4 million in Series A funding, led by two of the nation’s leading education-focused venture capital firms, University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners. With college graduation rates at less [...]

Regent Education Secures $8.5M in Funding

By | February 28th, 2017|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Regent Education|

Regent Education, the leader in automated financial aid management and enrollment optimization solutions, today announced it has completed an $8.5 million round of funding with participation from both new and existing investors, as well as select clients. With this investment, Regent will accelerate product development across its suite of financial aid automation products, strengthen and [...]

Regent Education Appoints Jim Hermens as CEO

By | February 23rd, 2017|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Regent Education|

Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid and enrollment management software solutions, recently elevated Jim Hermens to the role of CEO, succeeding Randy Jones. As CEO, Hermens will lead Regent's growth strategy and oversee all aspects of solution and implementation development, client success, and business performance and planning. Regent expects to capitalize on Hermens' proven strengths of building [...]

PAIRIN Launches Next Generation SaaS-Based Hiring Tool

By | February 16th, 2017|News & Updates, Pairin, Portfolio Companies|

PAIRIN announced today the launch of the new PAIRIN Lite product, which features a new model of licensing for science-based hiring solutions to meet the needs of small and medium business owners. PAIRIN’s unique software as a service (SaaS) allows organizations to quickly and easily identify which job applicants are most like their top performers [...]

ETS to Acquire Questar Assessment Inc.

By | January 27th, 2017|Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|

Educational Testing Service (ETS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a leading K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate, for-profit subsidiary of ETS. The acquisition allows both organizations [...]

Education Venture Capital Tops $1 Billion For Second Straight Year

By | January 4th, 2017|News & Updates|

Over the past year of political tumult and transition, EdSurge reports that education VCs and angels invested $1.03 billion across 138 deals in 2016, representing the second straight year that VC investing in edtech topped the billion-dollar mark, but also a 29% decline from the heights of 2015. During that time, New Markets continued to [...]

Former Gates Foundation Executive Joins Education-Focused Venture Firm

By | October 25th, 2016|News & Updates|

Jason Palmer, Former Deputy Director At The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Joins New Markets Venture Partners As Team Completes Initial $30 Million Close On New Education Fund New Markets Venture Partners, a thirteen-year old venture capital firm focused on investing in high impact education companies, today announced the addition of Jason Palmer, former Deputy [...]

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

By | October 17th, 2016|News & Updates, Think Through Learning|

Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math (TTM) supplemental online math program. Through this acquisition, Imagine Learning is poised to fill a critical need for innovative and adaptive language, literacy, and math solutions in the [...]

Noodle Partners, Transforming Higher Education, Announces $4 Million Financing

By | October 12th, 2016|News & Updates, Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|

Noodle Partners is dramatically improving on its CEO’s prior business model, and it just added new fuel: a $4 million seed round investment led by Osage Venture Partners, with participation from New Markets Venture Partners, 500 Startups and others. Noodle takes aim at the Online Program Management (“OPM”) space. OPMs help universities build and run [...]