NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund

An entrepreneurship program and venture capital firm in California that focuses on entrepreneurial ventures serving high-need students within public education.

NewSchools Venture is an entrepreneurship program and venture capital firm in California that focuses on entrepreneurial ventures serving high-need students within public education. Founded 1998 in Oakland, California, United States by John Doerr, Kim Smith and Brook Byers, it invests in debt, early stage ventures, grants, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series A, series B, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include EdCast, codeSpark,Move This World and Mursion. As of February 2020, NewSchools Venture Fund has made 66 investments. Their most recent investment was on May 16, 2019, when Move This World raised $150K. NewSchools Venture Fund has had 14 exits, the most notable of which include LearnZillion, EdSurge, and Grockit. NewSchools Venture Fund has raised two funds, their latest being NewSchools Seed Fund. This fund was announced on February 19, 2014 and raised a total of $12M.

Timeline

1998

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A company developing a virtual science expert as aid to STEM elementary teachers

Kidaptive is a Redwood City, California-based educational technology products company.

EdSurge is a Burlingame, California-based company.

Virtual reality simulations for practicing and mastering interpersonal skills.

Tynker is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Srinivas Mandyam.

Educreations is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Chris Streeter.

BetterLesson is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

ClassWallet is a Miami-based company founded by Jamie Rosenberg, Neil Steinhardt and Eddie Butler.

LearnZillion is a company founded by Alix Guerrier.

Engrade is a learning management system company.

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People

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Alan Louie

Mentor

Alasdair Trotter

Mentor

Alex Hernandez

Mentor

Alexandra Bernadotte

Employee

Allison Thoreson Bhusri

Advisor

Amber Greenleaf

Employee

Anthony Kim

Mentor

Aviran Sethi

Employee

Beth Sears

Employee

Bradford A. Benz

Advisor

Brent Tworetzky

Mentor

C Gupta

Mentor

Cameron White

Employee

Chian Gong

Employee

Chris Streeter

Employee

Christina Legg Greenberg

Mentor

Clay Willis

Employee

Dan Runcie

Employee

Danilo Campos

Mentor

Dave Whorton

Board member

David Brubacher

Mentor

David Havens

Employee

Deborah Mintz

Employee

Ellisa Feinstein, MBA

Employee

Emily Dalton Smith

Mentor

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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ClassDojo

Curriculet

EdCast

Education Elements

Educreations

Ellevation Educative

Engrade

eSpark

FreshGrade

Junyo

Kidaptive

LearnZillion

Listen Current

LocoMotive Labs

Mystery Science

Mytonomy

Nearpod

Nepris

Newsela

NoRedInk

Parchment

SchoolMint

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News

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NewSchools Venture Fund
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OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- How can ed tech tools help students acquire a strong academic foundation and other mindsets, skills and habits...

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