StudyMode is a Los Angeles-based, self-funded company that owns and operates a network of educational websites and apps.[2]

StudyMode’s network of properties includes, where students can download term papers written by other students, book notes and AP notes;, where students can share and review flashcards; and, a citation generator and bibliography builder.[3] The company also owns several international properties including, a Spanish-language version of

StudyMode was founded by Blaine Vess and Chris Nelson in 1999 and was originally run out of a dorm room at North Central College.[4] By 2007, revenues and profits exceeded $1 million. Todd Clemens joined the company in 2008.[5] In the last few years, StudyMode has grown substantially through acquisitions and international site launches. Its portfolio now includes more than a dozen websites in several languages and reaches about 2.5 million visitors per day.[3] Annual revenues exceed $10 million.[2]

For more than a decade, the co-founders ran the company out of Vess’ house with about thirty remote contractors.[2] In 2011, the company moved into a physical office in West Hollywood. It now has approximately twenty full-time employees.[2]