Course Hero

Course Hero is an education technology website company which operates an online learning platform for students to access course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators.

Course Hero envisions a world where every student graduates, confident and prepared. 

Course Hero was founded in 2006 by Andrew Grauer, alongside with Gregor Carrigan. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


Course Hero's platform includes practice problems, study guides, videos, class notes, and step-by-step explanations to help with every college class—from mathematics to literature, biology to history, accounting to psychology, and everything in between.


Course Hero works closely with educators to help support student learning and complement what’s happening in the classroom. The company has acquired Symbolab, LitCharts, CliffsNotes and QuillBot.


Course Hero's platform has over 80 million course-specific study resources and guides. The platform is gaining 2 million subscribers per year.


Course Hero is backed by Wellington Management, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, NewView Capital, GSV Capital, IDG Ventures, OMERS Growth Equity, D1 Capital Partners, and others. The company raised $380M in Series C round on Dec 14, 2021. This brings Course Hero's total funding to $505M to date. The latest round valued the company at $3.6B post-money, which is more than tripled from their previous $1.1B gained after Series B raised in Feb 2020.



  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $505M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M (2020)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $3.6B as of Dec 14, 2021
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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