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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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