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Acquired byAmpush
Date10/2011

General Information

Websiteacademicearth.org
Twitter@academicearth
CategoryEducation
Emailhello@academicear...
Employees
Founded2008
DescriptionFree online university courses

Offices

San Francisco, USA
450 9th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

CEO, Ampush Media

Funding

VENTURE FUNDING
Angel, 10/2008
Barry Nalebuff

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Academic Earth

Academic Earth is a company founded with the goal of using the internet to extend high-quality educational opportunities to people around the globe. Called the Hulu for Education by TechCrunch, the site offers free access to online video courses from universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and MIT.

Recently, the site added a directory of degree and certificate programs offered online by respected brick and mortar universities. These listings are targeted at people who want the convenience of online learning, but do not want to sacrifice brand reputation by studying at a for-profit online institution.

Academic Earth was spotlighted in the 2010 Annual Letter of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and discussed by Gates in multiple media outlets; Gates described his personal use of the site and belief in the power of online lectures as an educational tool. In 2009, the site was selected along with Google, Amazon, and Facebook as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Websites.

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Academic Earth screenshot
Above: Academic Earth Home Page
Uploaded: 2/4/09

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Sources

  1. Ampush Media Acquires One Of Bill Gates’ Favorite Education Startups, Academic Earth (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Yahoo Finance - Press Release (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  3. Academic Earth Metrics (slideshare.net) [edit]
    TIME.com 50 Best Websites (time.com) [edit]
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (gatesfoundation.org) [edit]
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