VC  New Markets Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

8161 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 350
Fulton, MD 20759
Phone: 301-362-5511
Fax: 301-362-5517



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Education & Training
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    New Markets Venture Partners is a leading, early stage venture capital fund in the Mid-Atlantic region that invests in and actively assists innovative information technology, education and healthcare companies. It actively assists in building successful companies, and syndicates deals with the region's top venture funds. New Markets Venture Partners is an active investor and is looking for early stage growth companies. Desired venture characteristics are: experienced management teams, sustainable competitive advantages, breakthrough technologies, large market opportunities, strong value proposition with large ROI to customers, and credible exit alternatives.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dr. Donald (Don) Spero Founding General Partner
    Elizabeth Wills Chou Partner
    Jason Palmer General Partner
    Mark A. Grovic General Partner
    Robb Tyler Doub General Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series C





      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      American Honors
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      Apangea Learning
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      Apex Learning
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      Calvert Education Services
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      Civitas Learning
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      CSA Medical
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      Graduation Alliance
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      Innovative Biosensors
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      Kroll Bond Ratings
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      Noodle Partners
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      Overture Technologies
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      Presence Learning
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      Questar Assessment
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      Regent Education
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      Signal Vine
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      The American Academy
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      Think Through Learning
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      Three Ring
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