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Polish P2P learning platform Brainly raises $14 million after hitting 100 million users

  • Brainly, a Poland-based peer-to-peer (P2P) social learning platform, has raised another $14 million in funding, closing its series B round at $29 million.
  • It comes 17 months after Brainly opened its series B round with a $15 million investment, and today’s news takes the company’s total equity funding to nearly $40 million.
  • Brainly also plans to accelerate its global growth and expand its product team with a view toward building “new personalized learning features,” according to a statement issued by the company.
  • “Learning is different for every student, and we strive to make every learning experience a collaborative and engaging journey for students around the world,” noted Michał Borkowski, CEO and cofounder of Brainly.
  • “Even beyond the staggering size of the Brainly user base, we have been pleased with the depth of user engagement, and this is no doubt a result of the continued evolution of their platform to better serve students throughout the learning process.”

Brainly, a Poland-based peer-to-peer (P2P) social learning platform, has raised another $14 million in funding, closing its series B round at $29 million.

Brainly, a Poland-based peer-to-peer (P2P) social learning platform, has raised another $14 million in funding, closing its series B round at $29 million.

The round was led by Kulczyk Investments, with participation from previous investors, including Naspers, General Catalyst, Point Nine Capital, and Runa Capital. It comes 17 months after Brainly opened its series B round with a $15 million investment, and today’s news takes the company’s total equity funding to nearly $40 million.

‘No one knows everything, but everyone knows something’

Founded out of Kraków in 2009, Brainly sells its platform as a place for students to “combine their strengths and talents to tackle problems together.” The web- and app-based portal targets high school and middle school students to encourage learning outside the classroom. Users can ask questions across a range of topics, including science, history, and math, and receive moderated responses from fellow students.

Brainly said that more than 100,000 questions are answered on the platform each day, and every answer can be searched and viewed by subsequent visitors.

Brainly has also revealed that it now has 100 million monthly active users across 35 countries. And with another $14 million in the bank, the company plans to build on its recent U.S. growth, which was propelled by its acquisition of Atlanta, Georgia-based OpenStudy last year. Brainly also plans to accelerate its global growth and expand its product team with a view toward building “new personalized learning features,” according to a statement issued by the…

Polish P2P learning platform Brainly raises $14 million after hitting 100 million users

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