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Academia.edu Raises $4.5 Million To Help Researchers Share Their Scholarly Papers
01 Dec | TechCrunchFull Text External Link Indicator
Academia.edu, a social network for researchers, is having a good year. In 2011 itís tripled its total registered userbase to 800,000, and today itís announcing some major news that ensures the site will be expanding well into the future: itís just raised $4.5 million in a funding round led by Spark Capital, with participation from True Ventures. This is the companyís second round of funding, after a $2.2 million round in late 2009 (the investors from that round participated in this one as well).