Cramster.com

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Cramster
Type of site
Internet Study Community
Available inEnglish
Key peopleShai Reshef, Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita
Websitewww.cramster.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 502,700 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialYes
Current statusActive

Cramster (now Chegg Study) provides online homework and textbook help for college and high school students in areas such as math, science, engineering, humanities, business, and writing help.[2] Cramster uses a freemium model, allowing students to pay for or earn access to premium services.[3] Founded in 2002 by Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita and Kavé Golabi, the company is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.[4]

History[edit]

Cramster launched publicly in 2003.[5] A few years later, Cramster introduced its Q&A Board feature, which allowed interaction between members to solve homework problems.[6][7]

Cramster secured $3 million in Series A funding in 2008 and $6 million in Series B funding in 2010 led by Shai Reshef, who was then appointed company Chairman.[8][9] Cramster had 100,000 active users in November 2008.[10] In 2010, Cramster was acquired by Chegg, a provider of textbooks for the college market.[11]

Cramster also owns and operates the Facebook application Courses 2.0, which has more than 400,000 users and was voted 4th best application by PC Magazine.[12][13]

In April 2012, Chegg, the parent company, consolidated its Cramster operations to Chegg.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cramster.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ Toman, Will 2008-05-30. "Web site offers online help Archived 2009-02-15 at the Wayback Machine" The Lantern. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  3. ^ "About Cramster", About Cramster. Cramster, Inc. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  4. ^ "Interview with Cramster" SoCal Tech News (2008-10-08). Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  5. ^ "Website Helps Students Master Math and Science", Technology news. K-12 High Speed Network (2008-11-12). Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  6. ^ "Q&A Board Archived 2009-01-30 at the Wayback Machine", Q&A Board: Your 24/7 Study Community. Cramster, Inc. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  7. ^ "[1]", Lessons Learned: The founders of online study site Cramster added more college subjects to reach a wider user base.
  8. ^ Nicole, Kristen (2008-09-25). "Online homework helper", Venture Beat. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  9. ^ Reisinger, Don (2008-09-25). "Cramster Raises $3 Million" TechCrunch. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  10. ^ Smith, Kevin (2008-11-13). "Cramster Inc. offers online study community" 'Economic Alert'. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  11. ^ Swisher, Kara (2010-08-12). "Chegg Buys Cramster" All Things D Retrieved on 2011-09-22.
  12. ^ Peterson, Brittany (2008-07-17). "The 9 Best Facebook Apps" PC Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  13. ^ "Courses 2.0 Application" App Data Retrieved on 2009-01-20.