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NewSchools Venture Fund: A non-profit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children

NewSchools Venture Fund: A non-profit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children
Nonprofit aims to support 55 edtech start-ups by end of 2015 Palo Alto, CA – February 19, 2014 – NewSchools Seed Fund, which sources and supports high-impact education technology entrepreneurs focused on K-12, today announces it has reached its fundraising goal of $12 million. The funds will enable Seed Fund to continue investing in ventures that aim to make education more accessible, engaging and connected. Seed Fund is one of the most active investors in edtech, having seeded a quarter of all new edtech seed investments in 2013. Seed Fund has already invested in more than 22 ventures, leading 17 seed rounds of financing and co-investing alongside other firms, including Kapor Capital, Rethink Education, Relay Ventures and Accel Partners. The fund has a goal of providing capital and support to 55 edtech ventures by the end of 2015.

Altius Education Tom Dearden Appointed Chairman; Matthew Schnittman to Join as President and CEO Salt Lake City, UT – October 10, 2013 – Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms. An investment group led by Oakleigh Thorne, current Chairman of the Board of Datamark and former CEO of eCollege, financed the transaction and committed an additional $11 million in equity to fund the further development of the company’s infrastructure, as well as support the growth of Altius’ current educational partnerships, which will be managed by Datamark going forward.

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