Accelerating Its Imaginative and prescient To Enrich Studying Experiences, Course Hero Inc. Raises $380M Sequence C

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Course Hero Inc., a number one schooling platform providing a set of studying sources and instruments for learners, at present introduced it has raised $380M in Sequence C funding, now valuing the corporate at $3.6 billion. With these funds, the corporate plans to speed up its objective of constructing a wealthy and dynamic studying ecosystem to satisfy the evolving vary of research wants for at present’s learners. The Sequence C funding spherical was led by Wellington Administration with participation from new buyers Sequoia Capital International Equities, OMERS Development Fairness and D1 Capital Companions, in addition to current buyers together with, GSV Ventures, NewView Capital, SuRo Capital, TPG and Valiant Peregrine Fund.

“The training and instructing atmosphere through which Course Hero operates has expanded and developed considerably over the previous 15 years. Learners’ lives — and their studying wants — have since turn into extra advanced, extra various, and extra steady,” stated Andrew Grauer, CEO and Co-Founding father of Course Hero. “We’re dedicated to supporting these quickly altering studying and instructing wants by increasing into new verticals, instruments and providers. We’re happy to have the backing of such well-known and well-respected buyers to proceed constructing an ecosystem of mission- and values-aligned studying companies.”

“We imagine on-line studying platforms will proceed to play a vital position in supplementing the scholar studying and educator instructing expertise in at present’s studying economic system,” stated Aneesh Venkat, Companion at Sequoia Capital International Equities. “With lifelong studying trending upward, we count on sources like Course Hero will proceed to develop, shifting past the standard faculty pupil pursuing a credential. Course Hero is a very distinctive participant on this atmosphere, not just for their values-led method to partnering with and buying corporations, but in addition in how they function and collaborate with educators to help higher studying practices.”

Increasing Past Greater Training; Will increase Complete Addressable Market.
Whereas the U.S. schooling market is estimated to develop to $2 trillion by 2025 and to $10 trillion internationally by 2030, it stays fragmented. The training journey has shifted considerably with 37 p.c of undergrads being older than 25 years of age, greater than 24 p.c are elevating kids or produce other dependents, and roughly 64 p.c work whereas enrolled in faculty. Moreover, the variety of college students aged 25 to 34 is predicted to extend by 21 p.c by subsequent yr. 

The training journey begins properly earlier than larger schooling and continues all through the arc of 1’s profession. There’s all kinds of the way to help each college students and educators throughout every of those vital intervals. Course Hero, Inc. plans to develop from 2 million to 50 million annual subscribers by 2030 and goals to speed up help for these companies that wish to assist anybody be taught extra deeply, extra successfully and affordably.

Making a Platform Enterprise Mannequin to Deal with the Entire Studying Journey
The brand new funding will fund the corporate’s plans to broaden on its wealthy and dynamic studying ecosystem to satisfy the big selection of studying and instructing wants of at present’s international neighborhood of learners and educators. It should additionally fund the corporate’s enlargement to new verticals together with including help for extra topic areas, grade ranges and nations.

Based in 2006, Course Hero is the corporate’s first enterprise. At the moment, Course Hero Inc. has expanded its portfolio of corporations over the previous yr by way of a collection of acquisitions. Course Hero Inc. now consists of:

  • Course Hero, the net studying platform utilized by a worldwide neighborhood of tens of millions of scholars and over 80,000 educators to contribute and entry instructional sources.
  • CliffsNotes, the creator of iconic research guides which were trusted by highschool and faculty college students for greater than 60 years.
  • LitCharts, the creator of literature sources utilized by greater than 50 million college students and lecturers to develop and help a greater understanding of literary texts.
  • QuillBot, a pioneering AI-powered writing platform utilized by 12 million individuals each month to test for grammar, make citations, and enhance their writing abilities.
  • Symbolab, the creator of an AI-based arithmetic solver utilized by a whole lot of tens of millions of scholars worldwide to unravel any math downside.

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About Course Hero Inc.: Course Hero Inc. is a number one schooling platform, providing a set of studying sources and instruments to assist anybody be taught extra deeply, extra successfully, and affordably all through the arc of their profession. The Course Hero, Inc. portfolio consists of Course Hero, an internet studying platform of educational sources; CliffsNotes, the unique and iconic research information firm; LitCharts, a creator of literature sources; QuillBot, an AI-powered platform serving to individuals enhance their writing abilities, and Symbolab, a pioneering developer of AI for Arithmetic Training.

Headquartered in Redwood Metropolis, CA, the corporate is a virtual-first group with workplace hubs all through the U.S., Canada, Israel and India.

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