Brainly has drawn the attention of General Catalyst which usually invests in US start-ups, just to mention Snapchat, Airbnb and Kayak. Only in exceptional circumstances they are interested in companies outside North America – and Polish start-up is one of these exceptions.
35 countries with 12 language versions, over 30 million students visiting each month, including 7 million from Southeast Asia, 2 300 000 visitors of the Philippine version – Brainly.ph, more than 8,000 questions asked per hour and 450 moderators taking care of content’s quality. These are just a few numbers about Brainly.
“Every student eventually becomes stuck on a homework problem, causing frustration and loss of confidence.” said Michal Borkowski, CEO of Brainly.
“Our vision is to help students become unstuck by turning homework into an opportunity to inspire learning and collaboration. With this funding, we will be able to accelerate our vision by bringing new expertise to our team so that we can reinvent the next generation of our product.” – he says.
The company will open an office in New York and further develop all the local versions of the Brainly Group. They decided to focus on US and Asian markets.
Brainly is a Question & Answer portal based on gamification elements – rankings, levels and points which serve as the website’s currency and create a natural cycle of help and engagement.
Juan Manila Express wrote about Brainly when it has just been launched in the Philippines. Read more: http://www.juanmanilaexpress.com/education-in-the-xxist-century/
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