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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00News & 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+00:00News & 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, [...]

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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00Jason 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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00News & 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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00Motimatic, 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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00News & 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

2018-08-30T17:14:39+00:00News & 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

2017-04-10T23:37:20+00:00News & 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 [...]

Former Gates Foundation Executive Joins Education-Focused Venture Firm

2018-08-30T17:14:40+00:00Jason 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 [...]