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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 [...]

PAIRIN Launches Next Generation SaaS-Based Hiring Tool

By | February 16th, 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.

By | January 27th, 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 [...]

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

By | October 17th, 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

By | October 12th, 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

By | July 11th, 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

By | June 27th, 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 [...]