|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Social network service |
Professional network service
|Available in||Hindi, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Thai, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Indonesian|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York, United States|
|Created by||Michał Borkowski |
|Key people||Michał Borkowski |
|Industry||News and Technology|
|Alexa rank||4,446 (March 2019)|
|Operating system||iOS, Android|
It operates a group of social learning networks for students and educators. Brainly advocates to share and explore knowledge in a collaborative manner, and engaging in peer-to-peer educational assistance. The network has elements of gamification in the form of motivational points and ranks, and encourages users to engage in the online community by asking questions and answering those of other students.
Initially called Zadane.pl, the company was founded in 2009 in Poland by Michał Borkowski (current chief executive officer), Tomasz Kraus and Łukasz Haluch. The first million unique users monthly was achieved within 6 months after the release. In January 2011, the company founded Znanija.com, the first international project dedicated to Russian language speakers. Several other versions in multiple languages for the following markets included Turkey (eodev.com), Latin America and Spain (brainly.lat) and Brazil (brainly.com.br). In December 2013, seven new language versions of Brainly were released, include the English language (brainly.com), Indonesian (brainly.co.id), Indian (brainly.in), Filipino (brainly.ph), Thai language (brainly-thailand.com), Romanian (brainly.ro) and Italian (brainly.it) sites. Brainly was initially funded by the co-founders, but then raised funds from Point Nine Capital In October 2014, the company announced that it had raised another round of funding from General Catalyst Partners, Runa Capital and other venture capital firms. The total amount of the investment was $9 million and allowed further product development, as well as the opening of the US-based headquarters in New York City.
In October 2017, Brainly raised $14 million in the funding round led by Kulczyk Investments. The total funds raised by the company since its establishment, is reported to be $38.5 million. In January 2018, Brainly announced it had acquired the video education start-up, Bask, to bring video technology to the Brainly platform.
Brainly provides questions and answers for students looking for help with homework-related tasks. Students post questions to the community, who offer help in return. Users may post comments to every question and answer and can freely collaborate on problems. All questions are categorized by subject, respective of country and school level.
Each user is given a fixed amount points upon registration, which they can use to ask questions, subsequently, one can answer questions to gain additional points.
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