NewSchools Venture Fund Overview

  • Type
  • Foundation

  • Year Founded
  • 1998

Year Founded

  • Professionals
  • 11


  • AUM
  • 00000

NewSchools Venture Fund General Information


NewSchools Venture Fund (NewSchools) is an independent non-profit private foundation based in Oakland, California. Established in 1998, by social entrepreneur Kim Smith and venture capitalists John Doerr and Brook Byers, the firm's mission is to transform public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children, especially those in underserved communities, have the opportunity to succeed. The firm provides grants to teams of educators and organizations that are improving public education. The assets are managed by the board of directors.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Open To Secondaries
Open To First Time Funds
Institution Type
Primary Contact
0000000 0000000
Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
+0 (000) 000-0000
Corporate Office
  • 1616 Franklin Street
  • Second Floor
  • Oakland, CA 94612
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

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NewSchools Venture Fund Commitment Analytics

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Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Region
Commitments by Region

NewSchools Venture Fund Investment Allocations

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  • Target PE:
    Current PE:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Real Estate:
    Real Estate:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Equities:
    Current Equities:
  • Target Fixed Income:
    Fixed Income:
  • Target Cash:
    Current Cash:
Investment allocations

NewSchools Venture Fund Team (56)

Name Title Office
Frances Messano Chief Executive Officer & Board Member Boston, MA
Amy Omand Chief Financial Officer Oakland, CA
Chris Lozier Chief Operating Officer Oakland, CA
Cameron White Senior Partner, Learning Solutions & Learning Differences Oakland, CA
Cody Jones Senior Coordinator, Finance Oakland, CA
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NewSchools Venture Fund Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since
Brook Byers Ph.D Self Co-Founder & Board Member 000 0000
Frances Messano NewSchools Venture Fund Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Ime Archibong NewSchools Venture Fund Board Member 000 0000
John Doerr III Self Board Member & Co-Founder & Lifetime Director 000 0000
Paula Sneed Teach for America President of the Board 000 0000
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NewSchools Venture Fund FAQs

  • When was NewSchools Venture Fund founded?

    NewSchools Venture Fund was founded in 1998.

  • Who is the founder of NewSchools Venture Fund?

    Brook Byers Ph.D is the founder of NewSchools Venture Fund.

  • Who is the CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund?

    Frances Messano is the CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund.

  • Where is NewSchools Venture Fund headquartered?

    NewSchools Venture Fund is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

  • How many Assets Under Management (AUM) does NewSchools Venture Fund have?

    NewSchools Venture Fund has 00000 in assets under management.

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