Organization Name: NewSchools Venture Fund

Focus Area: Littlest Learners
Region: United States
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2017
Status: Alumni
NewSchools Venture Fund is a nonprofit venture philanthropy that invests in promising teams of educators and innovators with the vision and skills to reimagine learning. They help them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the students, educators and schools they serve. NewSchools is committed to helping students finish high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine PreK-12 education

Why We Invested

Early childhood education is critical for the success of our youngest learners, but educators struggle to find high-quality curriculum, entrepreneurs are challenged by the highly fragmented market and many stakeholders have little information on the current state and potential of technology in early childhood centers. NewSchools Venture Fund has been at the center of K-12 innovation in the US for the past twenty years. Through the Ignite Early Learning Challenge, NSVF offered an opportunity for the most promising companies and nonprofit organizations working in the early childhood space to learn, connect and grow together.

It’s time to reimagine learning so it meets the needs of every student and prepares them for today’s world and the future they will live and lead in.
Stacey Childress CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund