Our Team


Founding Partners Each Have
30 Years of Investment Experience

The New Markets co-founders each have 30 years experience investing in and building high growth information technology and business services companies. New Markets is a leading education and workforce technology venture firm with deep domain expertise, unmatched connections, and over 30 investments in education- and workforce-focused companies.

Mark Grovic

Co-Founder and General Partner

Robb Doub

Co-Founder and General Partner

Jason Palmer

General Partner

Juan Zavala


Laura Antonelli

VP of Finance and Operations

Sneha Kasuganti

Senior Associate

Aurelia Flores

Venture Partner

Jim Shelton

Chair, Senior Advisor Board

Key Alliance

Impact Capital Managers

New Markets is a founding board member of Impact Capital Managers, a membership association, which today includes 85+ funds representing more than $36B in impact-focused capital.

New Markets helped to envision and create ICM’s Mosaic Fellow program. The ICM Mosaic Fellowship is part of the Impact Capital Managers commitment to build a pipeline of diverse, skilled talent in the alternative investment industry. The fellowship provides high-performing first-year graduate students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer as a Summer Associate at one of ICM’s member funds – North America’s leading private capital funds investing for positive social & environmental impact and superior return. We have had the following Fellows spend a summer at New Markets:

Jessica Leon

Summer Fellow 2020

Matt Orozco

Summer Fellow 2021

Ava Chang

Summer Fellow 2022


New Markets Venture Partners is fortunate to have an Advisory Board that has deep operational expertise in the education and workforce sectors.

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