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EdTech Times Podcast with Jason Palmer: Building Products That Deliver

What can education technology startups do to ensure that their products are implemented in classrooms? In this podcast, Hannah Nyren from EdTech Times explores this topic with Jason Palmer from New Markets Venture Partners. A day prior to the recording of this podcast, Jason was a speaker at the LearnLaunch Investor Summit. He and Hannah [...]

By | April 15th, 2018|Jason Palmer, News & Updates|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Credly, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

Reflections on the State of Education

New Markets Venture Partners began its laser focus on education nearly ten years ago. Since then, we have made over 20 investments in education companies that serve over 19 million students, including 10 million at-risk. Our companies have recovered thousands of high school drop outs, improved millions of student math scores, provided personalized and adaptive [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Elizabeth Chou, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

Noodle Partners Announces Another $14 Million In Financing To Accelerate Growth And Transform Higher Education

Noodle Partners Inc., which helps colleges and universities expand access to and decrease the cost of premier online higher education, has raised approximately $14 million in a Series A funding. San Francisco-based Owl Ventures led the investment, joining Noodle Partners' seed investors, Osage Venture Partners and New Markets Venture Partners. The capital will go toward expanding Noodle’s online programs at [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|News & Updates, Noodle Partners, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

BetterLesson Raises $10M to Transform Teacher Professional Development at Scale

BetterLesson, the leader in delivering personalized professional development, today announced that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding to bring transformative instructional coaching to teachers across the country. This funding will allow the company to scale its flagship virtual coaching program for K-12 teachers at a critical time, as classrooms are adapting to [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|BetterLesson, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

Venture and Impact Investors Lead Investment in Digital Credentialing Firm

Credly, the leading digital credential platform, today announced $4.6 million in new financing, bringing the total amount raised to more than $7 million from investors including New Markets Venture Partners, University Ventures, Lumina Foundation, City & Guilds Group, and Lion Brothers. The investment reflects a growing focus on credential technology or “credtech” among employers grappling [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Credly, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

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