Did Socratic.org Raise $6 Million?


What is integrity? How do you find a missing gas valve in a system? How do you find instantaneous rate of change? Don’t ask me, ask Socratic. The e-learning company just raised a $6 million Series A from Shasta Ventures, Spark Capital, and the Omidyar Network and they are asking “What is the meaning of all this money?”

Founded two years ago by tech veterans Chris Pedregal and Shreyans Bhansali, the company allows students to ask questions. These questions are fairly detailed and there is obvious a bit of homework help going on here but generally the goal is to connect students, teachers, and mentors together in one happy Socratic dialectic. Questions like “What is DNA?” are answered by helpful experts who supply a one sentence answer and then expound on it over the course of the post.

It’s needless to say that the site is popular. About 500,000…

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