About Us

StudyMode was founded in 1999 by Blaine Vess and Chris Nelson, who experienced the same challenges of today’s students—high competition, high pressure and high costs for books and other study materials. What originally began as a search engine to help their friends share notes and prepare their research papers has now grown into an established destination for students looking to improve their performance in nearly any academic discipline. Self-funded and expanding daily, StudyMode serves more than 2 billion pages per year to students all over the world.

Brand Values

Focus on what matters most

Move Forward

Don’t look back we’re not going that way . It’s important to stay humble and hustle hard. You can always make it better. Never stop learning. Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

Focus on Value

Don’t make things that are -y Quality is . It’s that simple. Providing the best work we can is our priority and privilege. Focus on things that create the most value. Less is more.

Keep it 100

No phonies allowed. Do what you feel is right and trust your gut, that’s when the magic happens.

Be Different

Be your own unicorn. We are unconventional and we prefer it that way. Sometimes it ends up quirky and that’s how we like it.

Inspiring Better Grades


We want to help students get better grades—a simple mission in theory, but complex in practice. After all, it’s not easy helping 19 million users around the world succeed each month! How do we do it? We’re fully committed to building the technology to help students research and learn more efficiently. Think of us as your 24-hour guide to smarter learning.

One of the reasons why we can help so many students is because of our outstanding team members. We help our team members grow in their current roles and dream about what could be next for them in the tech world.


We work hard and play hard. Not only do we enjoy an occasional game of ping pong, but we also have fun mingling after work. Whether it’s a new bar in Hollywood or a fun bowling alley in Downtown LA, we’re known to have a great time. StudyMode employees are encouraged to attend workshops, share accomplishments, and take time off to volunteer or learn new skills.

Learning new skills is important to us. That is why so many of our employees enjoy conferences, classes, and more. We also encourage one-on-one teaching at the office. That is why our workspace is designed for collaboration, featuring a mix of open office areas, quiet spaces, and an employee-run library.

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