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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.

Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

2018-08-30T17:14:38-05:00Credly, Portfolio Companies|

Pearson and Credly announced today that Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Pearson will take a minority equity stake in Credly, and Mark Chernis SVP/Strategic Partnerships & Investments at Pearson will join Credly’s board of directors. The partnership between Acclaim and Credly brings [...]

Mark Grovic on Higher Ed Now Podcast with, “Getting Philanthropic Returns”

2018-08-30T17:14:38-05:00Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

New Markets' General Partner Mark Grovic was recently featured on this popular podcast with the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a national nonprofit organization for higher education. Hosted by Christine Ravold, they discuss issues in higher education and how investors are helping to improve the system. While traditional philanthropists donate sums to aid a [...]

LearnPlatform Raises Series A Investment to Improve EdTech Management and Efficacy

2018-08-30T17:14:38-05:00Elizabeth Chou, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

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 investors, led by New Markets Venture Partners and Emerson Collective. The investment will enable the company to enhance its product offerings and expand its services to more educational institutions and their partners. With [...]

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

2018-02-20T16:31:33-05:00Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|

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 more nonprofit colleges and universities bet their futures on online offerings, many are turning to for-profit companies to help create and advertise their new digital degree programs. One of the [...]

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

2018-08-30T17:14:38-05:00News & Updates, Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|

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 in a Series A funding. San Francisco-based Owl Ventures led the investment, joining Noodle Partners' seed investors, Osage Venture Partners and New Markets Venture Partners. The capital will go toward expanding Noodle’s online programs at [...]

BetterLesson Raises $10M to Transform Teacher Professional Development at Scale

2018-08-30T17:14:38-05:00BetterLesson, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

BetterLesson, the leader in delivering personalized professional development, today announced that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding to bring transformative instructional coaching to teachers across the country. This funding will allow the company to scale its flagship virtual coaching program for K-12 teachers at a critical time, as classrooms are adapting to [...]

Venture and Impact Investors Lead Investment in Digital Credentialing Firm

2018-08-30T17:14:39-05:00Credly, Portfolio Companies|

Credly, the leading digital credential platform, today announced $4.6 million in new financing, bringing the total amount raised to more than $7 million from investors including New Markets Venture Partners, University Ventures, Lumina Foundation, City & Guilds Group, and Lion Brothers. The investment reflects a growing focus on credential technology or “credtech” among employers grappling [...]

ACT Makes Strategic Investment in Leading Education Venture Fund—New Markets Venture Partners—to Grow Transformative Education Companies

2018-08-30T17:14:39-05:00News & Updates|

ACT, a mission-driven nonprofit organization, today announced a $10.5 million strategic investment in New Markets Venture Partners, a pioneering education-focused fund with a successful 14-year track record of identifying and scaling businesses committed to improving educational outcomes for millions of students across the K-12 and postsecondary spectrum. “Investing in innovation is central to our mission [...]

Higher Education Text Messaging Platform Signal Vine Secures $2M; New Markets Venture Partners leads Series A funding round

2018-08-30T17:14:39-05:00News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Signal Vine|

Signal Vine, a leading enterprise text messaging platform used by higher education institutions to improve student retention and persistence, announced today it has secured $2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by New Markets Venture Partners, an early and growth stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology, [...]