Follett Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1872

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 5,291


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Financing Rounds
  • 5

  • Investments
  • 27

Follett General Information


Provider of educational products and services designed to combine educational content, products, and technologies to prepare the next generation of learners and educators. The company provides education technology services as well as print and digital content to its customers, distributes new and pre-owned books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks, audiovisual materials, books for libraries, classrooms, learning centers and schools, entertainment products, digital content, and multi-media and making it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
J.W. Wilcox & Follett
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Corporate Office
  • 3 Westbrook Corporate Center
  • Suite 200
  • Westchester, IL 60154
  • United States
+1 (800) 000-0000

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Follett Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Follett Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Education and Training Services (B2B)
Westchester, IL
5,291 As of 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Follett Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
BridgeU Formerly VC-backed London, United Kingdom 00 000.00 000000&0 000.00
Macmillan Learning Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 000 00000 00000
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Private Equity-Backed Boston, MA 0000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
Curriculum Associates Private Equity-Backed North Billerica, MA 0000 0000 0000000 0000
XanEdu Private Equity-Backed Livonia, MI 000 0000 000000000 0000
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Follett Patents

Follett Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20140032374-A1 Ebook management and fulfillment system Inactive 24-Jul-2012 00000000000 0
US-20140033030-A1 Indexing and providing electronic publications in a networked computing environment Inactive 24-Jul-2012 0000000000 0
US-8635520-B2 Systems and methods for collaboratively annotating electronic documents Inactive 02-Sep-2005 000000000 00
US-20100262659-A1 Systems and methods for collaboratively annotating electronic documents Active 02-Sep-2005 000000000 00
US-7779347-B2 Systems and methods for collaboratively annotating electronic documents Inactive 02-Sep-2005 G06F16/93 00
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Follett Executive Team (33)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Emmanuel Kolady Chief Executive Officer
Steve Barnhart Chief Financial Officer
Pushpendu Pal Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Mani Suri Chief Information Officer
Mark Sproat Chief Legal Officer
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Follett Board Members (2)

Name Representing Role Since
0000 0000000000 Follett Chairman of the Board 000 0000
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Follett Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Follett Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Follett Investments & Acquisitions (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Dyehard Fan Supply 09-Jan-2023 0000000000 Specialty Retail 00000000
Willo Labs 17-Oct-2022 0000000000 Educational Software 00000000
NextTier Education 14-Dec-2018 0000000000 Business/Productivity Software 000000 00
Fishtree 12-Jul-2018 0000000000 Educational Software 00000 000
ThinkCERCA 28-Aug-2017 Later Stage VC 000.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) 0000 0000
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Follett Subsidiaries (5)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Willo Labs Educational Software Indianapolis, IN 2016
ValoreBooks Internet Retail Burlington, MA 0000
Advanced-Online Media and Information Services (B2B) Coppell, TX 0000
AllCanes Corporation Clothing Coral Gables, FL 0000
Baker & Taylor Distributors/Wholesale Charlotte, NC 0000
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Follett Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Baker & Taylor Publisher Services 18-Apr-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 29-Jan-2015 000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
ClassOwl 22-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00000 Completed
  • 7 buyers
ShowEvidence 11-Mar-2014 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 3 buyers
CampusQuad 30-Oct-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
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Follett FAQs

  • When was Follett founded?

    Follett was founded in 1872.

  • Who is the founder of Follett?

    Charles Barnes is the founder of Follett.

  • Who is the CEO of Follett?

    Emmanuel Kolady is the CEO of Follett.

  • Where is Follett headquartered?

    Follett is headquartered in Westchester, IL.

  • What is the size of Follett?

    Follett has 5,291 total employees.

  • What industry is Follett in?

    Follett’s primary industry is Education and Training Services (B2B).

  • Is Follett a private or public company?

    Follett is a Private company.

  • What is Follett’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Follett is 00000.

  • How much funding has Follett raised over time?

    Follett has raised $10M.

  • Who are Follett’s investors?

    JDH Capital (Texas) and Jefferson River Capital have invested in Follett.

  • Who are Follett’s competitors?

    BridgeU, Macmillan Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Curriculum Associates, and XanEdu are some of the 6 competitors of Follett.

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