PAPER, formerly known as GradeSlam, is a leading software provider of 24/7 high dosage tutoring implemented by school districts to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.

PAPER is driven by a mission to deliver true educational equity, Paper's ESS increases student achievement and teacher effectiveness.

PAPER was founded in 2014 by Philip Cutler and Roberto Cipriani. The company is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, with an office in Santa Monica, California.


Paper addresses the greatest challenges school districts face in implementing effective tutoring: cost, equity, and scale. School districts contract with Paper for a fixed price, unlimited usage model that uplifts their entire school community.


Paper partners with K-12 schools throughout the U.S. and Canada to give every student an equal opportunity to excel academically. Paper's educational support system (ESS) provides learners with unlimited 24/7 homework help, writing feedback, and study support at a predictable fixed cost.


Paper is currently partnered with schools in wealthy and poor communities, emphasizing that the company’s solution works for all types of schools. It is currently working with 350 school districts that span nearly 30 states.


PAPER is backed by IVP, Sapphire Ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund II, Framework Venture Partners, Bullpen Capital, Reach Capital, Birchmere Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, BDC Capital, and others. The company raised CAD $343M ($270M) in Series D round on Feb 15, 2022. This brings Paper's total funding to $390.1M to date. The latest round valued the company at over $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $390.1M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at over $1B as of Feb 15, 2022
  • City/Town: Montreal
  • State: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
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