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New Markets Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Donald Spero Mark Grovic Robb Doub


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Total investments 50
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 33
Rounds per year 2.50
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • EdTech

New Markets Venture Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2003. The main department of described VC is located in the Fulton. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the New Markets Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Bonsal Capital, University Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are University Ventures, Bonsal Capital, Reach Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Reach Capital, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, University Ventures.

The current fund was established by Donald Spero, Mark Grovic. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this New Markets Venture Partners works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Analytics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Galvanize, Climb Credit, Civitas Learning.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nexford University - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

Continuing Education
Corporate Training
Higher Education
STEM Education
$8M07 Sep 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

American Prison Data Systems

Information Technology
$7M12 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States


Corporate Training
09 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

American Prison Data Systems

Information Technology
$5M25 Jun 2020 New York, New York, United States


Virtual Workforce
$2M03 Jun 2020 Denver, Colorado, United States

Climb Credit

$9M26 Jun 2019 New York, New York, United States


Enterprise Software
$11M24 Apr 2019 New York, United States


Augmented Reality
Health Care
Virtual Reality
$8M26 Mar 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Venture Capital
$32M19 Jul 2018 Denver, Colorado, United States
Pathstream Receives Funding

– Pathstream from SF announced an investment from impact investors including Citi, Strada Education Network, and New Markets Venture Partners, alongside participation from existing investors HCM, Entangled Ventures, and Rethink Education.
– The company offers online certificate programs that prepare adult learners for in-demand jobs.


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