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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 [...]

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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Catalyst Investors Leads $25 Million Series C Investment in PresenceLearning

By | November 20th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, PresenceLearning|

Ryan McNally joins company’s Board of Directors Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors led the recent $25 million Series C investment in PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior and mental health services for K-12 students. Existing investors Birchmere Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture [...]

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins K2 Intelligence

By | November 10th, 2015|K2 Intelligence, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll announced the appointment of former New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly as Vice Chairman of the firm. “Ray Kelly is a renowned expert in risk management and one of the world’s most [...]

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Announces Recapitalization and New Partnership

By | November 4th, 2015|Kroll Bond Ratings, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

From KBRA's press announcement: Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce a new company partnership between the KBRA management team, the Kroll family and a current shareholder and investor, Wharf Street, LLC. The new partnership is effective immediately. This new alliance provides permanent capital for KBRA to continue to grow as a market [...]

Successful Starfish Exit Validates New Markets’ Investment Thesis

By | October 29th, 2015|Elizabeth Chou, News & Updates, Starfish Retention Solutions|

As we reflect upon our investment in Starfish, we are not only incredibly proud of the management team but also gratified that our overall fund investment thesis is beginning to come to fruition.  We have long believed that venture investors can make money in the education space when (1) they partner with companies that provide [...]

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Graduation Alliance Appoints Ron Klausner as CEO

By | October 12th, 2015|Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Graduation Alliance, leaders in alternative education, postsecondary and career planning, announces the appointment of industry executive Ron Klausner as chief executive officer. In this role, Klausner will spearhead Graduation Alliance’s continued growth, partnering with states and school districts nationwide to implement dropout recovery solutions as well as postsecondary exploration and career planning technologies. Klausner joins [...]

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