Brainly, formerly known as Zadane.pl, is a subscription service and educational technology company owned by Polish company Brainly.pl.
Brainly operates a group of social learning networks for students and educators. It advocates to share and explore knowledge in a collaborative manner, and engaging in peer-to-peer educational assistance.
Brainly was founded in 2009 in Poland by Michał Borkowski (current chief executive officer), Tomasz Kraus and Łukasz Haluch and is based in Kraków, Poland, & New York City, New York. The company is currently available in over 35 countries.
Brainly is the world’s largest social learning community bringing middle school and high school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding.
Brainly is used by more than 350M students, parents, and teachers every month, 30M of which are based in the United States. Since April 2020, its user base has increased by more than 75%.
Brainly is backed by Naspers, Kulczyk Investments, General Catalyst Partners, Prosus Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Runa Capital, Learn Capital, MantaRay and others. The company raised $80M in a Series D round on Dec 17, 2020. This brings Brainly's total funding to $158.5M to date. Brainly has also acquired OpenStudy and Bask to-date.