While enrolled at Cornell University, Andrew Grauer felt the frustration of many undergraduates: Too much knowledge is bottled up in private hard drives and individual brains. “Course Hero is about democratizing access to quality learning materials and services,” he says. So he took a semester off from school and founded the company, which quickly reached 1 million visitors a month.
The website, where students can share and access study resources 24/7, received a $1.5 million round of funding from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, among others.
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