Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. It was launched in September 2008 and currently has over 1 million registered users. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field.
Based on internet averages, academia.edu is visited more frequently by users who are over 65 years old, have no children, are graduate school educated and browse this site from school.
2,100 visists per month
In November 2011, Academia.edu raised $4.5 million from Spark Capital and True Ventures. Prior to that, it had raised $2.2 million from Spark Ventures, and a range of angel investors including Mark Shuttleworth, Thomas Lehrman, and Rupert Pennant-Rea