New Markets Venture Partners, a Fulton, MD-based impact venture capital firm that invests in and actively assists early- and growth-stage education and workforce technology companies, promoted Elizabeth Chou to General Partner.
Since joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Chou has played an integral role becoming a market leader, supporting early and growth stage investments in the education and workforce technology sector. Personally, she has developed a reputation with entrepreneurs for her valuable strategic guidance and passion for improving education.
Ms. Chou has led a number of New Markets’ investments including Series A investments in Kickboard and Learn Platform and the firm’s recent Series C investment in Galvanize.
She currently serves on the boards of Kickboard and Learn Platform and previously served at Questar Assessment.
Additionally Ms. Chou has played a key role as a board observer at APDS, Better Lesson, Galvanize, Graduation Alliance, Moodlerooms, Presence Learning and Think Through Learning.
Prior to joining New Markets, she was a Senior Associate at The Gladstone Companies, a family of public funds, focusing on investing in and managing control equity and mezzanine debt investments.
Before that, Ms. Chou was an Account Executive with M&T Bank’s Middle Market Commercial and Industrial Lending Group.
The firm is led by Mark Grovic, co-founder and General Partner, and Jason Palmer, General Partner.