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Academics use to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. 11,462,985 academics have signed up to, adding 3,011,629 papers and 1,152,366 research interests. attracts over 15.7 million unique visitors a month.

The Team

Richard Price CEO

Richard did a Ph.D at Oxford in philosophy, where he was a Fellow of All Souls College. His thesis was in the philosophy of perception. Prior to that, he did a BA at Oxford in philosophy, politics, and economics.

Ben Lund CTO

Ben studied Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Before joining, Ben worked for Nature and as a freelance web developer building web applications for researchers and medics.

David Judd Engineer

David majored in Computer Science at Columbia and then worked for Yodle in New York before joining in October 2012.

Nate Sullivan Engineer

Nate studied Philosophy and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining in July 2013.

Kevin Wu Engineer

Kevin received his BS and MS from UCSD, where he studied Computational Biology. He enjoys long walks on the beach and piƱa coladas.

Adnan Akil Product Director

Adnan received his BS and MS in Bioengineering from UCSD and UCI. He enjoys getting caught in the rain.

George Bashi Engineer

George graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in music informatics and received a Masters in Creative Software Systems. He enjoys programming and learning Americanisms.

Michael Phillips Engineer

Mike studied CS and Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys rock climbing, road trips, and camping in the woods.

Ashley John People Operations

Ashley studied history at UC Berkeley and enjoys working out early in the morning.

Kate Miltenberger User Operations

Kate graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English Writing and French. She likes rock climbing, speaking French, and the orchid on her desk.

Patrick Brinich-Langlois Engineering Intern

Patrick majored in music and psychology at St. Olaf College. He likes effective altruism, dance, and public transport.

Michael Mattheakis Engineering Intern

Michael plans to study Computer Science at the University of Michigan after interning at and enjoys eating Swedish Fish.

Sambridi Gautam Engineer

Sambridi received her BS in Computer Science from BYU. She enjoys photography, reading and traveling.


We have raised $17.7 million from a range of investors including:

Khosla Ventures

True Ventures

Spark Ventures

Spark Capital

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Thawte and Ubuntu

Rupert Pennant-Rea

Chairman of The Economist

Thomas Lehrman

Co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group

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