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EdTech Times Podcast with Jason Palmer: Building Products That Deliver

By | April 15th, 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 [...]

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

By | March 30th, 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 [...]

Reflections on the State of Education

By | February 20th, 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

By | January 26th, 2018|Elizabeth 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 [...]

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

By | December 4th, 2017|News & 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

By | November 29th, 2017|BetterLesson, 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 [...]

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

By | August 1st, 2017|News & 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

By | July 26th, 2017|News & 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, [...]

Jason Palmer in EdSurge: Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

By | June 18th, 2017|Jason Palmer, News & Updates|

New Markets' Jason Palmer pens an oped for EdSurge on his optimism regarding the near term future for education technology: "Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends [...]

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 [...]