|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Social network service |
Professional network service
|Available in||Hindi, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Indonesian|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York, United States |
|Created by||Michał Borkowski |
|Key people||Michał Borkowski |
|Alexa rank||4,446 (March 2019)|
4.10.1 (May 2, 2019)
|Operating system||iOS, Android|
Brainly operates a group of social learning networks for students, parents 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. Brainly has 150 million monthly unique users across 35 countries including the United States, Poland, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, and Turkey.
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, including English (brainly.com), Indonesian (brainly.co.id), Indian (brainly.in), Filipino (brainly.ph), 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 March or April 2017, Zadane.pl changed to Brainly.
In October 2017, Brainly raised $14 million in the funding round led by Kulczyk Investments. In January 2018, Brainly announced it had acquired the video education start-up, Bask, to bring video technology to the Brainly platform. In July 2019, Brainly raised $30 million in a Series C funding round led by Naspers, with participation from Runa Capital and Manta Ray. The total funds raised by the company since its establishment is reported to be $68.5 million. 
Brainly provides questions and answers for students and parents looking for help with homework-related tasks. Students use Brainly to strengthen their skills across many subjects such as math, history, science, and social science. The platform allows them to connect with their peers, subject matter experts, and professional educators to discuss their subjects and seek answers to their questions. 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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