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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.

PAIRIN Launches Next Generation SaaS-Based Hiring Tool

2017-04-10T23:37:20-04:00February 16, 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.

2018-08-30T17:14:39-04:00January 27, 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 [...]

Former Gates Foundation Executive Joins Education-Focused Venture Firm

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00October 25, 2016|Jason Palmer, 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.

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00October 17, 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

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00October 12, 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 [...]

Tennessee Department of Education Intends to Award TCAP Suite of State Assessments to Questar Assessment

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00July 11, 2016|Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) today announced that it intends to choose Questar Assessment, a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability, as its primary contractor to develop, administer, score, and provide reports for its Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), including Grades 3–8 State Summative Assessments in English [...]

E2open Acquires Orchestro, Point of Sale Analytics Leader, Creating the World’s Only Demand-Driven Supply Chain Operating Network

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00June 27, 2016|News & Updates, Orchestro, Portfolio Companies|

E2open, the largest and most comprehensive supply chain operating network, today announced that it has acquired Orchestro, the leading provider of demand signal repositories and preemptive analytics for retail and omni-channel fulfillment. The combination delivers the world’s only demand-driven Supply Chain Operating Network. Orchestro, founded in 1999, harmonizes retail Point of Sale (POS), syndicated, internal [...]

Think Through Math Wins 2016 BESSIE Awards for Best Online Multi-Level Math Learning System & Classroom Management/Math Website

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00April 21, 2016|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Think Through Learning|

Unique Web-based Learning System with Online Live Tutoring Recognized for 2nd Consecutive Year Think Through Learning announced today that Think Through Math (TTM), their web-based instruction system for grades 3 and above, has been named a winner in the 22nd Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards. Think Through Math won “Best Online Math Learning System” [...]

Graduation Alliance’s Diploma Program Expands to Include Career Readiness Certification Through Collaboration with ACT

2018-08-30T17:14:40-04:00April 18, 2016|Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

According to a recent survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 30 percent of high school graduates without post-secondary instruction obtain full-time employment. To better prepare future graduates for opportunities after high school, Graduation Alliance announces its collaboration with ACT to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career [...]