Investor Overview

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Founded:
1998
Founders:
Kim Smith
Headquarters:
Oakland, CA
Funds Raised:
$32M

Not-for-profit venture philanthropy firm

Description

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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.

Current Team (32)

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Board Members and Advisors (10)

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Investments (29)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • Office

    211 Congress Street, 10th Floor

    Boston, MA 02110

    USA

  • Headquarters

    1970 Broadway

    Suite 350

    Oakland, CA 94612

    USA

  • Office

    1638 R St. NW

    Suite 300

    Washington D.c., DC 20009

    USA