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marker-llc.com

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Investments

65

Portfolio Exits

16

Funds

8

Service Providers

1

About Marker

Marker Financial Advisors, dba Marker, is a private investment firm helping promising companies develop into great companies and great companies into enduring market leaders. The firm seeks to partner with dynamic management teams and entrepreneurs and to invest in businesses with high growth and market leadership potential.

Marker Headquarters Location

10 East 53rd Street 14th Floor

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

212-937-9095

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Marker Learning Raises $4 Million To Make Learning Disability Testing More Accessible

Nov 2, 2021

Early diagnosis of learning disabilities in children is vital. Stefan Bauer, cofounder and CEO of online learning assessment platform Marker Learning, speaks from experience. “I really struggled in school,” he tells Forbes. “I remember sitting next to my brother in these special ed classes thinking, what is going on?’ Teachers told my parents we would be lucky to graduate high school.” Bauer and Marker’s other cofounder and chief product and marketing officer Emily Yudofsky, who also struggled in school, were fortunate that their parents didn’t accept the dire predictions and instead had their children tested privately. With their dyslexia diagnosed, both Yudofsky and Bauer thrived in school and went on to study at Yale. Not every family can afford such intervention, however. Most insurance plans don’t cover educational assessments, which can cost up to $10,000 for a single test. The Marker cofounders know that without the support and financial backing of their parents their lives would have been a different story. “Countless times I think ‘oh my god what would have happened if my parents couldn’t have paid for my testing or tutors?’” Yudofsky tells Forbes. Schools are required by federal law to evaluate any student who may have conditions that interfere with learning, including dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety and more, but the system depends on access and can lack equity. Bauer and Yudofsky founded Marker as a way to work with both schools and families to make the tests more accessible. The five-month-old startup is raising a $4 million seed round, as originally reported in Midas Touch newsletter , to continue building out its network of licensed professionals and to fund expansion into new states; it’s currently available in seven. States including New York, Florida and New Jersey were fast adopters. The round was funded by Divergent Ventures, Operator Partners and Primary Ventures, among others. Jason Shuman, a partner at Primary, says the company instantly resonated with him as both of his siblings were subject to the routine tests throughout their childhoods. “About 20% of children in the U.S. have a learning disability and you have 4% of kids getting diagnosed? That gap is absolutely mind blowing to me and really just unacceptable,” he says. “These kids deserve better and the only way to do it is to approach it through the use of technology with a company like Marker.” The New York-based company brings the learning disability diagnostic process online — and identical to the in-person test — for a price of $799; schools pay when the test runs through them. Kids are connected with a licensed psychologist and perform the two-day test remotely. Marker sends them all the materials they need and a camera so the psychologist can watch the student’s hands while they take the exam. The psychologists will then meet with the parents to discuss the potential diagnosis and help them get started on formulating an independent education plan (IEP) if necessary. Marker also makes it easier for the psychologists involved because the startup’s tech helps automate parts of the lengthy reporting process which helps reduce strain on the psychologists. So far outreach from schools has been strong. The need for this service is great and growing, Bauer says, beyond the initial diagnosis kids continue to get reevaluated every three years after. Bauer adds that with Covid-19 causing a mental health crisis among kids, school psychologists are faced with even less time to perform these tests and the mix of hybrid schooling and families opting out of in person learning has made the tests even less accessible. Marker hopes to change that. “In the long run this company will be the advocate for children across America,” Shuman says. “Everything from evaluations to therapy to advocacy or tutoring, all the things that you need you will have a trusted brand to go to in an [more] affordable way.” MORE FOR YOU

Marker Investments

65 Investments

Marker has made 65 investments. Their latest investment was in Overwolf as part of their Series D on November 11, 2021.

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Marker Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/17/2021

Series D

Overwolf

$75M

No

13

6/15/2021

Seed VC

Wristcam

$25M

Yes

6

3/16/2021

Series C

Overwolf

$52.5M

No

21

10/7/2020

Series B - III

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$99M

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10

11/8/2017

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

11/17/2021

6/15/2021

3/16/2021

10/7/2020

11/8/2017

Round

Series D

Seed VC

Series C

Series B - III

Series D

Company

Overwolf

Wristcam

Overwolf

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Amount

$75M

$25M

$52.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

13

6

21

10

10

Marker Portfolio Exits

16 Portfolio Exits

Marker has 16 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Colabo on April 13, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/13/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

1/28/2022

Acquired

$99M

8

6/29/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

15

1/27/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/23/2020

Asset Sale

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$99M

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10

Date

4/13/2022

1/28/2022

6/29/2021

1/27/2021

1/23/2020

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Asset Sale

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

8

15

10

10

Marker Fund History

8 Fund Histories

Marker has 8 funds, including Marker Follow-On Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/2/2017

Marker Follow-On Fund

$29.43M

1

4/7/2015

Marker Yext I

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$99M

10

Marker TuneIn

10

Marker II Joyus Series D

$99M

10

Marker VK

10

Closing Date

11/2/2017

4/7/2015

Fund

Marker Follow-On Fund

Marker Yext I

Marker TuneIn

Marker II Joyus Series D

Marker VK

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$29.43M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Marker Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Marker has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

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Marker Team

3 Team Members

Marker has 3 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Ohad Finkelstein.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ohad Finkelstein

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

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Name

Ohad Finkelstein

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Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

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Status

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