Quora

Quora

Quora is a quora is a question-and-answer website founded in 2010 by Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever.

In 2018, Quora's reported $8 million on revenue.

Timeline

April 21, 2017

After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it's just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator's Continuity Fund.

Quora launched in Spanish last year to collect questions and answers natively written in that tongue.

April 21, 2017

Quora raises a $85,000,000 series D round from Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, Tiger Global Management, Dustin Moskovitz, Sam Altman and Collaborative Fund.

April 9, 2014

Quora raises a $80,000,000 series C round from Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, Peter Thiel, Tiger Global Management, Founders Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and Benchmark.

May 14, 2012

Quora raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Adam D'Angelo, Peter Thiel, Matrix Partners and Northbridge Venture Partners.

March 28, 2010

Quora raises a $11,000,000 series A round from SV Angel, Keith Rabois, Techammer and Benchmark.

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People

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Adam D’Angelo

Founder

Abhishek Ray

Employee

Adrien Ecoffet

Employee

Benjamin Ling

Investor

Charlie Cheever

Founder

Chau H. Tran

Employee

Christine Higgins

Employee

Court Showerman

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

David Cole

Employee

David Sacks

Investor

Diana Tan

Employee

Don van der Drift

Employee

Eric Kolovson

Employee

Holly Gressley

Employee

Jackson Mohsenin

Employee

Jared Morgenstern

Investor

Jay Wacker

Employee

Jeff Hammerbacher

Investor

Jeremy Stoppelman

Investor

Jonathan Heiliger

Investor

Josh Hannah

Investor

Kah Hong Tay

Employee

Keith Rabois

Investor

Kelly Li

Employee

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News

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David Streitfeld
June 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise.
Lucas Matney
January 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Quora, a ten-year-old question-and-answer startup based in Mountain View, is laying off staff in its Bay Area and New York offices, the company's CEO announced on the site today. Like other startup leaders being pushed by investors to focus more heavily on cashflow, CEO Adam D'Angelo wrote that the layoffs and "organizational changes" were being [...]
December 17, 2019
The Economic Times
Launched in English in 2010, the platform has grown to reach more than 300 million unique visitors per month, according to the company. It is now available in a total of 24 languages. More than half of Quoras visitors come from outside of the United States, said the company.
Press Trust of India
November 18, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Build real-time speech translation to reduce language barriers: Govt to cos on Business Standard. Citing a study, Sawhney said that 0.055 per cent of websites were found with content in Hindi and next Indian language which comes closer in Bengali.
November 15, 2019
The Economic Times
Quora said India is one of its fastest growing markets with over 70 million monthly unique visitors in English. Quora is also currently available in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil, and will soon be available in Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.
Virginia Heffernan
September 24, 2019
Wired
Ask not where you rank on the intellectual leaderboard, but what you want from your mind.
Lucas Matney
September 18, 2019
TechCrunch
There are apps out there that help you find friends, find dates and find your distant family histories, but when it comes to "growing your professional network," the options are shockingly bad, we're talking LinkedIn here. LunchClub is a startup that's looking to help users navigate finding new connections inside specific industries. The company has [...]
RAYMOND ZHONG
December 4, 2018
www.nytimes.com
Some users seemed less surprised by the security breach than by the fact that they had a Quora account in the first place.

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