Status
Acquired by Kaplan on July 31, 2013
Funding Received
$44.7 Million in 7 Rounds from 13 Investors
Founded:
December, 2006
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Description:
Grockit, an online test prep platform leveraging adaptive learning engine and offering social learning and game mechanics.
Founders:
Michael Buffington, Farbood Nivi
Categories:
Games, Testing, Kids, MMO Games, Certification Test, Education
Website:
http://grockit.com

Detailed Description

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Grockit is a pioneering online social learning company. Grockit has proven that people learn more, faster through combining social learning mechanics and multi-media learning content to help people teach and learn from others.

Learnist is Grockit's broadest learning service, launched in May of 2012. At Learnist, expert members curate the web's content to create simple explanations on virtually anything using open content and rich multimedia.

Grockit.com offers Test Prep services for GMAT, IIM CAT, LSAT, GRE, ACT, SAT and AP Calculus and AP History tests. Grockit has built a social learning test prep platform for license and direct-to-consumer products. Florida Virtual Schools, KIPP Schools, Georgetown University and other schools have deployed Grockit services.

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (12)

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Products (1)

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    Grockit

    Grockit is a multimodal practice engine that includes adaptive, social and customized modes.

Investors (13)

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    Techstars

    Techstars offers mentorship-driven seed stage investing for web and software companies.
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    Kaplan EdTech Accelerator

    The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars, is a three month intensive, deep immersion...
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    Integral Capital Partners

    Integral Capital Partners operates a family of partnerships that invests in expansion-stage...
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    Benchmark

    Benchmark is an early stage venture capital firm focusing in Social, Mobile, Local and Cloud...
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    GSV Capital

    GSV Capital is a venture capital firm investing in growth stage companies.
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    Atlas Venture

    Early Stage Tech and Life Sciences
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    Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications is a global mass media and entertainment company offering programs such...
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    NewSchools Venture Fund

    Not-for-profit venture philanthropy firm

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    395 Hudson St. 3rd Floor

    New York, NY 10028

    USA

Competitors (6)

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    BenchPrep

    BenchPrep is a learning platform enabling students to study any subject from any publisher on any...
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    Magoosh

    Magoosh is an online educational platform that teaches students through video explanations and...
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    Top Test Prep

    Top Test Prep (Company) provides private tutors, test prep, and admissions counseling programs to...
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    PrepMe

    PrepMe is an adaptive learning platform that provides online courses and tutoring for...