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Type of site
Internet Study Community
Available inEnglish
Key peopleShai Reshef, Aaron Hawkey, Robert Angarita
Alexa rankNegative increase 502,700 (April 2014)[1]
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]


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


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