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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]

Jason Palmer in EdSurge: Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

New Markets' Jason Palmer pens an oped for EdSurge on his optimism regarding the near term future for education technology: "Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends [...]

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 [...]

2018-08-30T17:14:39-04:00News & Updates|

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 [...]