NewSchools Venture Fund
Founded in 1998, NewSchools Venture Fund is a venture philanthropy firm that seeks to transform public education, particularly for minority students in urban neighborhoods. NewSchools raises early-stage capital from institutional and individual donors, and invests it in nonprofit and for-profit ventures led by promising education entrepreneurs to create high-quality, scalable solutions that address the most critical problems facing education. NewSchools manages four funds. Fund I closed in 2002 and invested in organizations focused on creating and accelerating charter schools. The second fund closed in 2006 and invested in the following areas: Charter Management Organizations, School Support Organizations, Accountability and Performance Tools, and Human Capital. The third fund, which primarily focuses around several key cities, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Oakland, and New Orleans, closed in 2010 at $75 million. NewSchools Fund IV began in 2010 and includes the NewSchools Innovation Fund and the NewSchools City Funds.
Founded:1998
Firm Location:
NewSchools Venture Fund Team
Photo of Liz Arney, Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Photo of Liz Arney, Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Liz Arney
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Education
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Photo of Scott Benson, Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Scott Benson
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Education
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Photo of Tonika Clayton, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Tonika Clayton
NewSchools Venture Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in United States
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education
Photo of Julie Mikuta, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Photo of Julie Mikuta, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Julie Mikuta
NewSchools Venture Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Education
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Photo of Deborah M. McGriff, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Deborah M. McGriff
NewSchools Venture Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Education
Photo of Jim Peyser, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Photo of Jim Peyser, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Jim Peyser
NewSchools Venture Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Arielle Rittvo-Kinder, Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Photo of Arielle Rittvo-Kinder, Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund
Arielle Rittvo-Kinder
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $100K - $1.5M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Education