StudyMode Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

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StudyMode's Team Culture Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the 3rd Consecutive Year.

StudyMode (, an education technology company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, has been named one of 2016's Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The award, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and currently in its ninth year, honors the 100 best employers in Los Angeles.

“StudyMode is disrupting the old model for higher education by building a platform designed for the future,” said StudyMode CEO Thomas Swalla. “The future is about continuous learning, collaborative problem solving, and user-generated content. We look for team members who believe in our vision, which is to be the world’s largest learning community for students.”

StudyMode, founded in 1999, is headquartered in Hollywood. Swalla and his team have created a collaborative work environment that encourages self-direction and personal responsibility. StudyMode employees enjoy perks including regular catered lunches, massage chairs, flexible hours, fully paid health coverage for employees and their dependents, and a team culture that combines winning and fun."

The StudyMode student marketplace offers 20M reference documents and 140M flashcards with content available in more than 10 languages. “I joined StudyMode to help millions of students around the world,” said Brian Lee, StudyMode’s Chief Product Officer. “It’s rare to see a company with a truly global community.”

StudyMode’s user-generated content model is enhanced through data science. “Our core technology leverages machine learning and natural language processing to automate content curation,” said CTO Sudhir Krishnaswamy. “These systems allow us to understand content quality at scale, helping students quickly connect with the information they need.”

StudyMode represents the third Los Angeles based technology company Thomas Swalla has led which has been recognized by the LA Business Journal. “Revenue growth and profitability are fueled by team culture,” said Swalla. “I’m proud of what’s happening in the LA technology community.”

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