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

By | April 21st, 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

By | April 18th, 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 [...]

Civitas Learning Co-Founder Named Top Tech Innovator by The Chronicle of Higher Education

By | April 11th, 2016|Civitas, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Dr. Mark Milliron Recognized for Helping Pioneer The Application Of Data Science and Design Thinking to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong Dr. Mark D. Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Civitas Learning, has been named as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s top tech innovators for 2016. Honorees include scholars, administrators, [...]

Credly Raises Seed Financing to Build on Its Leadership in Digital Credentials

By | March 15th, 2016|Credly, Mark Grovic, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Credly today announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed financing round led by University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners with participation from Lumina Foundation Venture Fund, the London-based City & Guilds Group and Lion Brothers Company. The investment is part of the first round of investments of City & Guilds Group's New Venture [...]

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Career Opportunity: Investment Analyst Position

By | February 22nd, 2016|News & Updates|

Formed in 2002, New Markets Venture Partners is one of the nation’s premier venture capital fund investing primarily in educational technology and service companies that are focused on improving student outcomes.  We are looking to hire an Associate / Investment Analyst to join the New Markets Management Team and to participate in all investment and [...]

From EdSurge: New Markets’ New Education Fund

By | February 4th, 2016|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

EdSurge Managing Editor, Tony Wan, recently interviewed Mark Grovic: New Markets Venture Partners is making a return trip to familiar grounds. The Fulton, Md.-based venture firm is close to launching a second fund dedicated to education technology startups. Dubbed “New Markets Education Partners II,” the new fund will support 10 to 15 edtech investments, [...]

Education Technology Pioneer and University Chancellor Join Education Venture Fund

By | January 27th, 2016|News & Updates|

New Markets Venture Partners Announces Former University of Maryland Chancellor, Brit Kirwan and Wireless Generation executive, Josh Reibel as Advisors New Markets Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on investing in high impact education companies, today announced that Josh Reibel and Dr. Brit Kirwan will serve as Senior Advisors to their second education fund, New [...]

Understanding EdTech Valuations

By | January 4th, 2016|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

As the graphic below shows, the number of companies in the Unicorn Club is exploding and this is making us extremely cautious. Udacity joined the Club as the latest EdTech addition in November. Udacity has now raised $169M, most recently at a $1B valuation, on an estimated $24M in revenue. Earlier this year, LinkedIn created [...]

Higher Education Reform: The Three Big Questions

By | December 18th, 2015|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

In today's world, three critical questions should govern higher education decision-making: Does it improve outcomes? Does it increase access? Does it lower costs? Fittingly enough, I’ve also found after 20 years as an investor in high growth education companies that answers to the same three questions will also predict the likelihood of any edu-venture's success. [...]

Political Climates Can Impact Education Spending

By | November 25th, 2015|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|

In the past, election outcomes—including majority party shifts and new referendums—meant a change in value for markets, industries, and businesses. Education spending is also affected by election results, and we pay close attention to the platforms and policies that could bring changes to the education markets. If the results of the upcoming elections follow the [...]