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ACT Makes Strategic Investment in Leading Education Venture Fund—New Markets Venture Partners—to Grow Transformative Education Companies

ACT, a mission-driven nonprofit organization, today announced a $10.5 million strategic investment in New Markets Venture Partners, a pioneering education-focused fund with a successful 14-year track record of identifying and scaling businesses committed to improving educational outcomes for millions of students across the K-12 and postsecondary spectrum. “Investing in innovation is central to our mission [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments

Higher Education Text Messaging Platform Signal Vine Secures $2M; New Markets Venture Partners leads Series A funding round

Signal Vine, a leading enterprise text messaging platform used by higher education institutions to improve student retention and persistence, announced today it has secured $2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by New Markets Venture Partners, an early and growth stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology, [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Signal Vine|0 Comments

Efficacy in Education Technology

As a smart education technology investor, New Markets has always been focused on product efficacy. Since our earliest days, we’ve asked companies about the precise research underpinnings of their product and sought third party evidence about how their product improves student outcomes or demonstrates ROI. Unfortunately, most products and companies in education technology do not [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments

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

Regent Education Appoints Jim Hermens as CEO

Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid and enrollment management software solutions, recently elevated Jim Hermens to the role of CEO, succeeding Randy Jones. As CEO, Hermens will lead Regent's growth strategy and oversee all aspects of solution and implementation development, client success, and business performance and planning. Regent expects to capitalize on Hermens' proven strengths of building [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Regent Education|0 Comments

PAIRIN Launches Next Generation SaaS-Based Hiring Tool

PAIRIN announced today the launch of the new PAIRIN Lite product, which features a new model of licensing for science-based hiring solutions to meet the needs of small and medium business owners. PAIRIN’s unique software as a service (SaaS) allows organizations to quickly and easily identify which job applicants are most like their top performers [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|News & Updates, Pairin, Portfolio Companies|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|News & Updates|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