Course Hero, Inc. Expands Writing Portfolio and Acquires Scribbr to Help Students Strengthen Their Writing


After two years of disrupted learning due to the pandemic, students are eager for personalized support in their studies. Scribbr, one of the fastest growing startups the Netherlandscomplements QuillBot’s innovative technology, with an international network of expert academic editors providing personalized support in 10 European languages.

“Scribbr joins Course Hero, Inc. accelerates our vision of helping learners of all backgrounds succeed in the classroom,” said Andrew Grauer, co-founder and CEO of Course Hero. “We’re expanding our suite of writing solutions and leveraging QuillBot’s unique artificial intelligence technology to deliver high-quality expertise and a powerful knowledge base that students and teachers trust.”

Founded in 2012 by two Dutch students, Down Swaen and Koen Driessen, Scribbr was born out of Koen’s need for an English-speaking proofreader for his thesis. Bas, the son of two educators, realized that he was very lucky to have had home schooling support that others did not have access to and so the couple decided to help anyone. who to become a better academic writer. In ten years, the Netherlandshas grown from a proofreading and editing service with a single editor to a network of over 700 editors worldwide, supporting multiple languages ​​and academic offerings, including grammar changes, language notes, and checks of clarity.

The platform has also since expanded to offer a plagiarism checker and citation tools, including a quote generator and one quote checkerto ensure that the citations listed are properly formatted and free from style errors and inconsistencies.

“During my studies at Tilburg University, I realized how lucky I was to have parents as educators who offered me extra academic support throughout my studies, so that I can reach my full potential. A lot of students today don’t have access to that kind of individual support,” said Down Swaen, Founder of Scribbr. “In building Scribbr, we set out to fill these gaps by combining the best of human insight and coaching with cutting-edge technology to help students become better writers. We’re excited to join the Course Hero team to expand our impact at a time when students are juggling unprecedented challenges.”

The acquisition of Scribbr supports Course Hero, Inc.’s plans to expand its dynamic learning ecosystem to meet the wide range of learning and teaching needs of today’s global community of learners and educators. Since 2020, Course Hero, Inc. has expanded its portfolio to target new subject areas, grade levels and countries with the acquisitions of CliffsNotes, LitCharts, QuillBot and Symbolab.

About Course Hero Inc.: Course Hero Inc. is a leading training provider, offering a suite of learning resources and tools to help anyone learn deeper, more effectively and affordably throughout their career. The Course Hero, Inc. portfolio includes course heroan online learning platform of academic resources; CliffsNotesthe original and iconic study guide company; BedChartsa creator of literary resources; QuillBotan AI-powered platform that helps people improve their writing skills, and Symbolaba pioneering developer of AI for math education.

Based at Redwood City, Californiathe company is a virtual first organization with office centers across the United States, Canada, Israeland India.

About Scribbr:
Scribbr helps students succeed in academic writing, with content, tools, and services designed to help anyone become a better academic writer. Founded in 2012 and based in Amsterdam, NetherlandsScribbr helps millions of students around the world and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing startups in the Netherlands. Scribbr’s team of over 700 international language experts helps students become better scholarly writers through a combination of personal coaching, innovative tools and inspiration, helping them feel empowered and ready. for the next step in their career.

SOURCE Course Heroes


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