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Flat World

Description

Publisher of open-source college textbooks. The company provides free online access to complete, peer-reviewed textbooks, with options to purchase low-cost print and digital formats, including e-books, audio books, PDF downloads and interactive study aids.

2007

Founded

PRIVATE

Status

51-200

Employees

Later Stage VC

Latest Deal Type

$1.5M

Latest Deal Amount

$40.4M

Total Amount Raised

Description

Publisher of open-source college textbooks. The company provides free online access to complete, peer-reviewed textbooks, with options to purchase low-cost print and digital formats, including e-books, audio books, PDF downloads and interactive study aids.

Website:

www1.flatworldknowledge.com

Formerly Known As

Shelstad Frank

Ownership Status

Privately held (backing)

Financing Status

Venture Capital-Backed

Primary Industry

Publishing

Other Industries

Educational Software

Primary Office

1111 19th Street NorthWest Suite 1180 Washington, DC 20036United States +1 (877) 257-9243
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Flat World Valuation and Funding

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Flat World Cap Table

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Flat World Investors (7)

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Investor NameInvestor TypeHoldingInvestor SinceParticipating RoundsBoard
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Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsCorporate Venture CapitalMinority000 0000000 0000
Bessemer Venture PartnersVenture CapitalMinority000 0000000 0000
Brian HirschAngel (individual)Minority000 0000000 0000
Penguin Random HouseCorporationMinority000 0000000 0000
Primary Venture PartnersVenture CapitalMinority000 0000000 0000
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Corporate Venture Capital
Bessemer Venture Partners Venture Capital
Brian Hirsch Angel (individual)
Penguin Random House Corporation
Primary Venture Partners Venture Capital

Flat World Executive Team (9)

NameTitleBoard
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Info
Jade RothChief Executive Officer & Board Member
Sunil ChandranChief Technology Officer
Patrick GaraytaSenior Managing Director
Caroline MasseVice President of Academic Strategy and Services & Senior Director of Client Success
Chris LoncarDirector, Sales Technology
Jade Roth Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Sunil Chandran Chief Technology Officer
Patrick Garayta Senior Managing Director
Caroline Masse Vice President of Academic Strategy and Services & Senior Director of Client Success
Chris Loncar Director, Sales Technology

Flat World Board Members (5)

NameRepresentingRoleSinceContact
Info
Bill BarkeFlat WorldExecutive Chairman000 0000
Brian HirschTribeca Venture PartnersManaging Partner & Co-Founder000 0000
Hooks JohnstonValhalla PartnersCo-Founder & General Partner000 0000
Jade RothFlat WorldChief Executive Officer & Board Member000 0000
Keith TitanBertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsPartner000 0000
Bill Barke Executive Chairman Flat World
Brian Hirsch Managing Partner & Co-Founder Tribeca Venture Partners
Hooks Johnston Co-Founder & General Partner Valhalla Partners
Jade Roth Chief Executive Officer & Board Member Flat World
Keith Titan Partner Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
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