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IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Partnership With New Markets Venture Partners To Help Startups Participate in Largest EdTech Innovation Ecosystem

IMS Global Learning Consortium(IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced a new partnership with New Markets Venture Partners to help startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through this partnership, IMS is extending special membership terms to New Markets Venture Partners’ portfolio of early and growth-stage startups as [...]

2018-10-01T08:09:40+00:00News & Updates|

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

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

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 [...]

Strategic Investors, Philanthropies Back $68 Million Education Technology Fund

New Markets Venture Partners today announced the final close of NMEP II, a $68 million venture capital fund focused on education technology and innovation. The fund, which will invest in companies and organizations working across the education-to-employment life cycle, drew support from a diverse cross-section of strategic investors, including several publicly traded education and insurance companies, [...]

2018-08-30T17:14:37+00:00News & Updates|

Industry Leaders Combine to Create Global Platform for Digital Credentials

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 [...]

Mark Grovic on Higher Ed Now Podcast with, “Getting Philanthropic Returns”

New Markets' General Partner Mark Grovic was recently featured on this popular podcast with the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a national nonprofit organization for higher education. Hosted by Christine Ravold, they discuss issues in higher education and how investors are helping to improve the system. While traditional philanthropists donate sums to aid a [...]

LearnPlatform Raises Series A Investment to Improve EdTech Management and Efficacy

LearnPlatform, the research-backed software-as-a-service for educators to easily find, buy, manage, and rapidly analyze education technologies, today announced a $3.2 million round of financing from investors, led by New Markets Venture Partners and Emerson Collective. The investment will enable the company to enhance its product offerings and expand its services to more educational institutions and their partners. With [...]

EdSurge: With $14M Fundraise, Noodle Wants Colleges to ‘Pick and Choose’ How They Build Online Programs

EdTech news channel EdSurge interviews Noodle Partners' CEO John Katzman about the company's recent fund raise and developments in the online program manager space: "As more nonprofit colleges and universities bet their futures on online offerings, many are turning to for-profit companies to help create and advertise their new digital degree programs. One of the [...]