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Civitas Learning Co-Founder Named Top Tech Innovator by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Mark Milliron Recognized for Helping Pioneer The Application Of Data Science and Design Thinking to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong Dr. Mark D. Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Civitas Learning, has been named as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s top tech innovators for 2016. Honorees include scholars, administrators, [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Civitas, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments

Credly Raises Seed Financing to Build on Its Leadership in Digital Credentials

Credly today announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed financing round led by University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners with participation from Lumina Foundation Venture Fund, the London-based City & Guilds Group and Lion Brothers Company. The investment is part of the first round of investments of City & Guilds Group's New Venture [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Credly, Mark Grovic, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|Comments Off on Credly Raises Seed Financing to Build on Its Leadership in Digital Credentials

Career Opportunity: Investment Analyst Position

Formed in 2002, New Markets Venture Partners is one of the nation’s premier venture capital fund investing primarily in educational technology and service companies that are focused on improving student outcomes.  We are looking to hire an Associate / Investment Analyst to join the New Markets Management Team and to participate in all investment and [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|News & Updates|0 Comments

From EdSurge: New Markets’ New Education Fund

EdSurge Managing Editor, Tony Wan, recently interviewed Mark Grovic: New Markets Venture Partners is making a return trip to familiar grounds. The Fulton, Md.-based venture firm is close to launching a second fund dedicated to education technology startups. Dubbed “New Markets Education Partners II,” the new fund will support 10 to 15 edtech investments, [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

Education Technology Pioneer and University Chancellor Join Education Venture Fund

New Markets Venture Partners Announces Former University of Maryland Chancellor, Brit Kirwan and Wireless Generation executive, Josh Reibel as Advisors New Markets Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on investing in high impact education companies, today announced that Josh Reibel and Dr. Brit Kirwan will serve as Senior Advisors to their second education fund, New [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|News & Updates|0 Comments

Understanding EdTech Valuations

As the graphic below shows, the number of companies in the Unicorn Club is exploding and this is making us extremely cautious. Udacity joined the Club as the latest EdTech addition in November. Udacity has now raised $169M, most recently at a $1B valuation, on an estimated $24M in revenue. Earlier this year, LinkedIn created [...]

By | January 4th, 2016|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

Higher Education Reform: The Three Big Questions

In today's world, three critical questions should govern higher education decision-making: Does it improve outcomes? Does it increase access? Does it lower costs? Fittingly enough, I’ve also found after 20 years as an investor in high growth education companies that answers to the same three questions will also predict the likelihood of any edu-venture's success. [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

Political Climates Can Impact Education Spending

In the past, election outcomes—including majority party shifts and new referendums—meant a change in value for markets, industries, and businesses. Education spending is also affected by election results, and we pay close attention to the platforms and policies that could bring changes to the education markets. If the results of the upcoming elections follow the [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Mark Grovic, News & Updates|0 Comments

Catalyst Investors Leads $25 Million Series C Investment in PresenceLearning

Ryan McNally joins company’s Board of Directors Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors led the recent $25 million Series C investment in PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior and mental health services for K-12 students. Existing investors Birchmere Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, PresenceLearning|0 Comments

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins K2 Intelligence

K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll announced the appointment of former New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly as Vice Chairman of the firm. “Ray Kelly is a renowned expert in risk management and one of the world’s most [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|K2 Intelligence, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|0 Comments