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NewSchools Venture Fund

Investor type Entrepreneurship Program
Founders John Doerr Kim Smith


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Total investments 113
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 101
Rounds per year 4.71
Lead investments 22
Follow on index
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Exits 23
Key employees 22
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • E-Learning
  • EdTech
  • Software
  • Non Profit

NewSchools Venture Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1998. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Oakland. The company was established in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the NewSchools Venture Fund, startups are often financed by Imagine K12, Rick Burnes, Kapor Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Eileen Rudden, Rick Burnes, Josh Tolkoff. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Learn Capital, Rethink Education, Kapor Capital.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Comparing to the other companies, this NewSchools Venture Fund performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from NewSchools Venture Fund is 1-5 millions dollars.

The fund was created by John Doerr, Kim Smith. Besides them, we counted 22 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight EdCast, ClassDojo, Newsela. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Skill Assessment. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tutored by Teachers

$10M24 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States


Non Profit
23 Oct 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Online Games
16 May 2019 Durham, North Carolina, United States


15 May 2019 -


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

Beloved Community

05 Feb 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Non Profit
$1M14 Sep 2018 Wyoming, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Career Planning
Higher Education
$265K18 May 2018 Santa Monica, California, United States


Financial Services
$2M07 May 2018 Hollywood, Florida, United States


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