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ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

ResearchGate's mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.


ResearchGate was founded in May 1, 2008 by Ijad Madisch, Sören Hofmayer & Horst Fickenscher. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.

ResearchGate today has more than 14 million members. Our international team of 300 people is based in the vibrant start-up capital Berlin.

ResearchGate has raised a total of $87.6M in 4 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Feb 28, 2017 from 10 investors where they cashed $52.6M in a "Series D" funding round.


Employee: Ijad Madisch
Title: CEO/Co-Founder
Email address: ijad.madisch@researchgate.net
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ijad-madisch-4428229/
Employee: Horst Fickenscher
Title: CTO & Co-Founder
Email address: horst.fickenscher@researchgate.net
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/horstfickenscher/
Employee: Sören Hofmayer
Title: Co-Founder, COO
Email address: soren.hofmayer@researchgate.net
LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/pub/s%C3%B6ren-hofmayer/74/56/33
Employee: Michael Häusler
Title: Head of Engineering Architecture
Email address: michael.hausler@researchgate.net
LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/pub/michael-h%C3%A4usler/a9/a30/76a