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NewSchools Innovation Fund, 8/2010 $20M
NewSchools Seed Fund, 2/2014 $12M


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NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit organization working to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.

Since our founding in 1998, NewSchools has invested $180 million in more than 70 nonprofit and for-profit educational organizations working to promote student achievement.

Recognizing that neither private charity nor capital markets alone are enough to solve the problem of education inequality, we blend the best of both approaches to ensure an excellent education is available to every child. We actively share what we’ve learned through our investments, bring together educational leaders from across the country, and advocate for smart policies at the federal level.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Tales2Go 3/2014Seed$750k2
BrightBytes 3/2014Series B$15M4
EdSurge 2/2014Series A$1.5M6
Tales2Go 1/2014Convertible Note$750k2
Kidaptive 11/2013Series B$10.1M8
Newsela 10/2013Seed$1.2M11
Curriculet 10/2013Seed$1.8M5
LocoMotive Labs 9/2013Partial Close$565k3
Socrative 8/2013Seed$750k5
Ellevation 7/2013Seed$2.35M8
Mytonomy 4/2013Venture Round3
Tynker 4/2013Venture Round$3.25M7
Nearpod 3/2013Seed$1.5M3
BrightBytes 2/2013Seed$750k2
Mytonomy 2/2013Venture Round2
Ellevation 2/2013Venture Round$1.5M5
Goalbook 10/2012Seed$950k5
eSpark 9/2012Series A$5.7M4
EdSurge 8/2012Seed$400k4
Educreations 8/2012Series A$2.2M2
Engrade 5/2012Series A$3M6
LearnZillion 3/2012Seed$2.4M6
ClassDojo 1/2012Seed$1.6M15
Revolution Foods 1/2012Private Equity$12.8M3
MasteryConnect 12/2011Seed$1.1M2
Grockit 10/2011Series D$7M5
BetterLesson 9/2011Series A$1.6M6
Education Elements 2/2011Seed$2.1M3
Guaranteach 2/2010Debt1



  1. NewSchools launches $100M Innovation Fund ( [edit]
  2. NewSchools’ Seed Fund Raises $12M To Advance Edtech ( [edit]
  3. Educreations Grabs $2.2M From Accel, NewSchools To Turn Your iPad Into Your Classroom ( [edit]
  4. Tales2Go snags $750K ( [edit]
  5. With 10K Schools On Board, BrightBytes Lands $15M To Help Measure The Real Impact Of Technology In Education ( [edit]
  6. EdSurge Completes $1.5M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  7. Tales2Go Raises $750K in Funding ( [edit]
  8. Children’s Educational iPad App Maker Kidaptive Scores $10.1 Million Series B ( [edit]
  9. Newsela Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  10. Gobstopper Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  11. SEC ( [edit]
  12. Socrative Gets $750K From True Ventures, NewSchools To Bring Realtime Student Response System To K-12 Education ( [edit]
  13. Ellevation Raises $2.35 Million ( [edit]
  14. Mytonomy Receives Funding ( [edit]
  15. Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Children ( [edit]
  16. Nearpod Gets $1.5M From NewSchools, Salesforce Exec To Bring Its Mobile “PowerPoint On Steroids” To Classrooms ( [edit]
  17. BrightBytes Grabs $750K To Help Schools Measure The Real Impact Of Technology On Student Learning ( [edit]
  18. Mytonomy Secures Funding ( [edit]
  19. Ellevation Raises $1.5M in Funding ( [edit]
  20. Goalbook Nabs $915K From NewSchools & More To Help Teachers Transform Special Education ( [edit]
  21. Pandora For Ed Apps: eSpark Nabs $5.7M From 500 Startups, Others, Hires Facebook Mobile Vet As CTO ( [edit]
  22. EdSurge Nabs $400K From Washington Post, NewSchools To Be A Resource For All Things EdTech ( [edit]
  23. Educreations Grabs $2.2M From Accel, NewSchools To Turn Your iPad Into Your Classroom ( [edit]
  24. High school coder gets $3M for his gradebook software, 10-years later ( [edit]
  25. LearnZillion Raises $2.4M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  26. ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms ( [edit]
  27. VC Funding: Q1 2012 [edit]
  28. [edit]
  29. Grockit Gets A $7 Million Venture Infusion And Launches Video Q&A Site Grockit Answers ( [edit]
  30. BetterLesson Grabs $1.6 Million To Let Educators Find And Share The Best Lesson Plans ( [edit]
  31. raised $2.1 million in seed funding from Tugboat Ventures, NewSchools Venture Fund, Wally Hawley, and Imagine K12 to help get its software and services off the ground. ( [edit]
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