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

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 [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Motimatic, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

Regent Education Secures $8.5M in Funding

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 [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Regent Education|0 Comments

ETS to Acquire 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 [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|0 Comments

Education Venture Capital Tops $1 Billion For Second Straight Year

Over the past year of political tumult and transition, EdSurge reports that education VCs and angels invested $1.03 billion across 138 deals in 2016, representing the second straight year that VC investing in edtech topped the billion-dollar mark, but also a 29% decline from the heights of 2015. During that time, New Markets continued to [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former Gates Foundation Executive Joins Education-Focused Venture Firm

Jason Palmer, Former Deputy Director At The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Joins New Markets Venture Partners As Team Completes Initial $30 Million Close On New Education Fund New Markets Venture Partners, a thirteen-year old venture capital firm focused on investing in high impact education companies, today announced the addition of Jason Palmer, former Deputy [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|News & Updates|0 Comments

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

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 [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|News & Updates, Think Through Learning|0 Comments

Noodle Partners, Transforming Higher Education, Announces $4 Million Financing

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 [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|News & Updates, Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

Tennessee Department of Education Intends to Award TCAP Suite of State Assessments to Questar Assessment

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 [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|0 Comments

Think Through Math Wins 2016 BESSIE Awards for Best Online Multi-Level Math Learning System & Classroom Management/Math Website

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

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 [...]