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Investments

16

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

1

About Kaplan Ventures

Kaplan Ventures, the venture arm of Kaplan, develops and grows innovative companies at the intersection of education, technology and compliance. Kaplan's early stage investment arm focuses on supporting companies that are developing new learning technologies and business models in global education. In addition, the firm continues to seek acquisition opportunities in core operating areas of higher education, test preparation, and professional education. With a multi-decade track record of investing in, acquiring and supporting education businesses, Kaplan is a key investor in the education industry, offering capital resources, management support, industry expertise and access to global resources across Kaplan.

Kaplan Ventures Headquarter Location

395 Hudson Street

New York, New York, 10014,

United States

212-492-5800

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Newsela Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

Oct 11, 2013

By FinSMEs Newsela , a NYC-based online platform to help students master reading and critical thinking, raised $1.2m in seed funding. The round was led by New Schools Venture Fund and Kapor Capital , with participation from Kaplan Ventures, Silicon Badia, David and Joannie Fischer, Brigette Lau, Zac Zeitlin, Jennifer Coogan and Isaac Taylor, Walter Winshall, and Margaret McKenna and existing investors. The company intends to use the funds to expand its offering of daily news articles at multiple reading levels and Common Core-aligned quizzes. Led by founder and CEO Matthew Gross, Newsela publishes daily news articles from top news sources, each rewritten at five different reading levels from grades 3 through 12. It adapts to each student’s reading ability and interests so they always get right content while having the power to stretch themselves. Articles are paired with quizzes aligned to the new Common Core State Standards so teachers can track students’ progress daily. Teachers have also insights customized to students and recommended actions they can take to improve specific students’ reading comprehension. [youtube id=”g67wcBYmG_w” width=”620″ height=”360″] Newsela Beta is available for free. The company is hiring . FinSMEs 11/10/2013

Kaplan Ventures Investments

16 Investments

Kaplan Ventures has made 16 investments. Their latest investment was in ExecOnline as part of their Series D on April 4, 2021.

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Kaplan Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/21/2021

Series D

ExecOnline

$45M

No

17

10/2/2018

Series C

ExecOnline

$18M

No

4

7/28/2017

Series B

ExecOnline

$16M

No

3

5/20/2016

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$99M

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10

7/13/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/21/2021

10/2/2018

7/28/2017

5/20/2016

7/13/2015

Round

Series D

Series C

Series B

Convertible Note

Seed VC

Company

ExecOnline

ExecOnline

ExecOnline

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Amount

$45M

$18M

$16M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

17

4

3

10

10

Kaplan Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Kaplan Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was iCreate to Educate on May 06, 2014.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/6/2014

Acquired

$99M

1

3/26/2012

Acquired

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$99M

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0

Date

5/6/2014

3/26/2012

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

0

Kaplan Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Kaplan Ventures has 1 fund, including Kaplan VC LLC.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Kaplan VC LLC

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

1

Closing Date

Fund

Kaplan VC LLC

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Open

Amount

Sources

1

Kaplan Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Kaplan Ventures has 3 team members, including former Chief Financial Officer, Robert E Cockburn.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Robert E Cockburn

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Robert Greenberg

Executive Vice President

Former

Rick Rattray

Senior Vice President

Former

Name

Robert E Cockburn

Robert Greenberg

Rick Rattray

Work History

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President

Status

Former

Former

Former

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