Funding Received
$86 Million in 6 Rounds from 6 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$20 Million Private Equity on October 1, 2012
Founded:
August, 2006
Headquarters:
San Mateo, CA
Description:
Rafter is an education technology company offering a cloud-based course material network for students and educators.
Founders:
Colin Barceloux
Categories:
Media, Textbooks, Technology, Education
Website:
http://www.rafter.com

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Rafter is an education technology company and the leader in course materials management. Rafter offers a cloud-based Course Materials Network (CMN) that enables schools to significantly improve the affordability, effectiveness and accessibility of their educational materials. The Rafter Network leverages the latest technology to connect students, educators, administrators and content providers – changing the course content experience from a burden to a rewarding process for all constituents. Above all, Rafter is proud to partner with more than 500 schools to improve the educational experience for students. Rafter owns and operates BookRenter.com, a destination site for students to rent and buy textbooks at up to 80 percent off. To date, Rafter has saved students more than $200 million dollars and counting and provided more than one hundred thousand books to children in support of early literacy. Rafter, headquartered in San Mateo, CA, is a privately held company. To learn more visit www.rafter.com

Rafter was formed from the rebranding of popular textbook rental service (and Chegg competitor) BookRenter in July 2012.

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Investors (6)

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    177 Bovet Road

    Floors 2 & 3

    San Mateo, CA 94402

    USA

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    Sidewalk

    Founded as CampusBookRentals, we aim to deliver significant value to students through...
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    Chegg

    Chegg is an online textbook rental company offering services to universities and community...

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