Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Docsity raised €400k from a group of business angels

Docsity, a Turin, Italy-based online platform that offers a complete service of tutoring for high school and university exams, has received €400k from seven angel investors to support its growth abroad. Among the new investors there are Eric Wahlforssthe co-founder of Soundcloud provider of a platform that allows musicians to collaborate, promote and distribute their music, Naren Shaamthe founder of Goeuro a fast-growing startup that provides a service to integrate schedules and costs of all means of transport and the product manager for Dropbox. Among other investor there are a Frenchman, a New Yorker and some Italians.

Born in 2011 to allow high school and university students to share notes in an easy and fast way, and established in 2013 as a company by Riccardo Ocleppo, a 30 years-old electrical engineer from Turin, Docsity is innovative startup with a team of 11 people (average age 27 years) and with 1.2M registered users. The community is growing with an average of 1.5k new registrations a day and has available an archive of 450k notes and over 1M learning resources shared by users.

In 2014 Docsity was awarded in Dubai with the Next Generation Award as most interesting cultural startup of the  moment.