StudyMode is a Los Angeles-based, self-funded company that owns and operates a network of educational websites and apps.
StudyMode’s network of properties includes StudyMode.com, where students can download term papers written by additional students, book notes and AP notes; Cram.com, where students can share and review flashcards; and Cite.com, a citation generator and bibliography builder. The company additionally owns several international properties including BuenasTareas.com, a Spanish-language version of StudyMode.com.
StudyMode was founded by Blaine Vess and Chris Nelson in 1999 and was originally run out of a dorm room at North Central College. By 2007, revenues and profits exceeded $1 million. Todd Clemens joined the company in 2008. 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. Annual revenues exceed $10 million.
For more than a decade, the co-founders ran the company out of Vess’ house with about thirty remote contractors. In 2011, the company moved into a physical office in West Hollywood. It now has approximately twenty full-time employees.