Liz Gannes

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Academia.edu Raises $11.1M for Open Research Portal

Academia.edu has raised $11.1 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital and True Ventures, as part of its ongoing efforts to make scientific research more open and networked. The San Francisco-based company now has 4.5 million registered researchers and eight million monthly visitors. It’s a more modest deal than that of Berlin-based competitor ResearchGate, which recently raised a $35 million Series C round.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald