Course Hero

Course Hero is an education technology website company which operates an online learning platform for students to access course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators.

Course Hero's crowdsourced learning platform contains practice problems, study guides, infographics, class notes, step-by-step explanations, essays, lab reports, videos, user-submitted questions paired with answers from tutors, and original materials created and uploaded by educators.

Course Hero was founded by Andrew Grauer at Cornell University in 2006, alongside with Gregor Carrigan. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

 

Course Hero's platform includes practice problems, study guides, videos, class notes, and step-by-step explanations to help with every college class—from mathematics to literature, biology to history, accounting to psychology, and everything in between. The platform has over 30 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators.

 

Course Hero is ranked among the most popular websites in the US and is on pace to serve over 400M visits in 2019. Course Hero has also been recognized as one of the 2019 Technology Fast 500 by Deloitte and named a 2019 Great Place to Work by the Bay Area News Group.

 

Course Hero is backed by Battery Ventures, NewView Capital, GSV Capital, IDG Ventures and others. The company rraised $10M in a Series B round on Feb 12, 2020. This brings CourseHero's total funding $55M to date. The latest round also brings the company's valuation at $1.1B.

 

 

  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $55M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.1B as of Feb 12, 2020
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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