Course Hero Named 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

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Company joins ranks of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay.

We believe Course Hero embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.

Course Hero, the leading online platform for course-specific study aids and tutoring, has been named a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Company Award, which recognizes leading private companies’ innovations and technologies across numerous industries from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

Course Hero is a platform for students and tutors seeking to deliver the best, most complete digital archive of school and course-specific study resources such as tutoring, study guides, notes, and flashcards. As an extension of the classroom, Course Hero connects college and high school students with online content and expert tutors to create an environment that facilitates both efficient studying and deep learning. The Course Hero team strives to help any student, in any school, ask and answer any question for any course.

Founded in 2006 by Andrew Grauer, then a student at Cornell University, Course Hero was built on the belief that access to knowledge enriches people’s lives and increases their future opportunities. The platform has grown to serve more than 5 million users and offers more than 7 million course-specific materials to help students study more efficiently, both inside and outside the classroom.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Course Hero embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Course Hero’s CEO Andrew Grauer should be proud of his accomplishment.”

In selecting the winners, Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment is complemented by a review of each startup relative to the track record of their peers, enabling Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

About Course Hero
Course Hero is a digital learning platform providing students with a suite of online educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, and customizable flashcards. For students exploring new subjects, mastering key concepts—and everything in between—Course Hero offers essential tools to help them achieve their goals and succeed in their courses. To learn more, please visit

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