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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.

VR for HR: Startup Raises $8M from Impact Investors to Tackle Workplace Bias Through Simulations

2019-03-31T18:45:06-04:00March 25, 2019|Jason Palmer, Mursion, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Mursion, a startup that provides immersive VR training for essential skills in the workplace, today announced an $8M Series A, led by impact investor New Markets Venture Partners, along with the Schusterman Family Investment Office, Zoma Capital, New Schools Venture Fund, Propel Capital, Figure 8 Investments, and the Strada Education Network. Already used by a cross section [...]

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Partnership With New Markets Venture Partners To Help Startups Participate in Largest EdTech Innovation Ecosystem

2018-10-01T08:09:40-04:00September 14, 2018|News & Updates|

IMS Global Learning Consortium(IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced a new partnership with New Markets Venture Partners to help startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through this partnership, IMS is extending special membership terms to New Markets Venture Partners’ portfolio of early and growth-stage startups as [...]

Galvanize To Acquire Leading Provider of Immersive Technology Education, Hack Reactor

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00July 19, 2018|Galvanize, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers. "From the beginning, we saw a clear compatibility through a shared passion for innovative, high quality instruction combined with measurable outcomes and [...]

Follett Acquires Fishtree Adaptive Learning Platform

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00July 12, 2018|Fishtree, News & Updates|

Follett today announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett's industry leading Destiny content and resource management platform used by more than 70,000 schools and school [...]

Strategic Investors, Philanthropies Back $68 Million Education Technology Fund

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00May 17, 2018|News & Updates|

New Markets Venture Partners today announced the final close of NMEP II, a $68 million venture capital fund focused on education technology and innovation. The fund, which will invest in companies and organizations working across the education-to-employment life cycle, drew support from a diverse cross-section of strategic investors, including several publicly traded education and insurance companies, [...]

EdTech Times Podcast with Jason Palmer: Building Products That Deliver

2018-08-30T17:14:38-04:00April 15, 2018|Jason Palmer, News & Updates|

What can education technology startups do to ensure that their products are implemented in classrooms? In this podcast, Hannah Nyren from EdTech Times explores this topic with Jason Palmer from New Markets Venture Partners. A day prior to the recording of this podcast, Jason was a speaker at the LearnLaunch Investor Summit. He and Hannah [...]

Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

2018-08-30T17:14:38-04:00April 13, 2018|Credly, 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”

2018-08-30T17:14:38-04:00March 30, 2018|Mark 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 [...]

Breaking Down the Silos That Hold Students Back

2018-08-30T17:14:38-04:00February 20, 2018|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

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 that serve over 19 million students, including 10 million at-risk. Our companies have recovered thousands of high school drop outs, improved millions of student math scores, provided personalized and adaptive [...]

LearnPlatform Raises Series A Investment to Improve EdTech Management and Efficacy

2020-06-16T00:31:53-04:00January 26, 2018|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 [...]

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