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New Markets Venture Partners Promotes Elizabeth Chou to General Partner

New Markets Venture Partners today announced the promotion of Elizabeth Chou to General Partner. Since joining New Markets in 2010, Ms. Chou has played an integral role in the firm becoming a market leader, supporting early and growth stage investments in the education and workforce technology sector. Personally she has developed a reputation with entrepreneurs for her valuable [...]

VR for HR: Startup Raises $8M from Impact Investors to Tackle Workplace Bias Through Simulations

Mursion, a startup that provides immersive VR training for essential skills in the workplace, today announced an $8M Series A, led by impact investor New Markets Venture Partners, along with the Schusterman Family Investment Office, Zoma Capital, New Schools Venture Fund, Propel Capital, Figure 8 Investments, and the Strada Education Network. Already used by a cross section [...]

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 [...]

2018-10-01T08:09:40-04:00News & 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, [...]

2018-08-30T17:14:37-04:00News & 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 [...]