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APDS in EdSurge: In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

2020-03-09T10:49:20-04:00APDS, Portfolio Companies|

New Markets' portfolio company APDS is featured in this EdSurge story on adult learning for incarcerated people in Washington DC's Central Detention Facility. APDS provides turnkey infrastructure, monitored mobile devices, and secure delivery of best-in-class services to: Improve prison safety for corrections personnel and inmates Deliver significant cost savings to prison administrators and, ultimately, [...]

Climb Credit Announces $9.8 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Third Prime and New Markets Venture Partners

2019-07-03T15:07:49-04:00Climb Credit, Jason Palmer|

Climb Credit, a student lending company that provides affordable financing for valuable career-skill programs that lead to higher-paying jobs, today announced that it has raised $9.8 million in Series A financing led by Third Prime and New Markets Venture Partners with participation from Acumen, Impact Engine, Two Culture Capital, and Elizabeth Tse—alongside existing investors including 1/0 Capital, [...]

VR for HR: Startup Raises $8M from Impact Investors to Tackle Workplace Bias Through Simulations

2019-03-31T18:45:06-04:00Jason Palmer, Mursion, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Mursion, a startup that provides immersive VR training for essential skills in the workplace, today announced an $8M Series A, led by impact investor New Markets Venture Partners, along with the Schusterman Family Investment Office, Zoma Capital, New Schools Venture Fund, Propel Capital, Figure 8 Investments, and the Strada Education Network. Already used by a cross section [...]

Galvanize To Acquire Leading Provider of Immersive Technology Education, Hack Reactor

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00Galvanize, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Leading technology workforce educator Galvanize announced it will acquire San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, a highly respected operator of immersive coding programs across the country, to create one of the largest independent accelerated learning providers. "From the beginning, we saw a clear compatibility through a shared passion for innovative, high quality instruction combined with measurable outcomes and [...]

Follett Acquires Fishtree Adaptive Learning Platform

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00Fishtree, News & Updates|

Follett today announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett's industry leading Destiny content and resource management platform used by more than 70,000 schools and school [...]

Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

2018-08-30T17:14:38-04:00Credly, 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 [...]