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Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

By | April 13th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

EdSurge: With $14M Fundraise, Noodle Wants Colleges to ‘Pick and Choose’ How They Build Online Programs

By | December 5th, 2017|Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|

EdTech news channel EdSurge interviews Noodle Partners' CEO John Katzman about the company's recent fund raise and developments in the online program manager space: "As more nonprofit colleges and universities bet their futures on online offerings, many are turning to for-profit companies to help create and advertise their new digital degree programs. One of the [...]

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 [...]

Venture and Impact Investors Lead Investment in Digital Credentialing Firm

By | September 13th, 2017|Credly, Portfolio Companies|

Credly, the leading digital credential platform, today announced $4.6 million in new financing, bringing the total amount raised to more than $7 million from investors including New Markets Venture Partners, University Ventures, Lumina Foundation, City & Guilds Group, and Lion Brothers. The investment reflects a growing focus on credential technology or “credtech” among employers grappling [...]

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, [...]

Behavioral Science Startup Secures $3.4 Million in Series A Financing to Support Student Engagement and Retention

By | February 28th, 2017|Motimatic, 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

By | February 28th, 2017|News & 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

By | February 23rd, 2017|News & 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 [...]