Based out of Amsterdam, StuDocu (locally known as StudeerSnel), an online platform where students can share knowledge is expanding into a new market and makes the platform available to all students at HAVO and VWO.
According to the Dutch startup, this is only the beginning of the expansion, partly brought about by COVID-19, distance learning, and the research. Amid the coronavirus lockdown, the edutech startup has witnessed a doubling in the use of the platform. As a result, it is now ready to make the step to secondary education.
Apart from the extension to secondary schools, StuDocu now also offers a chat group function to share their study material. Furthermore, the company also claimed that a large number of students do not receive sufficient guidance from the educational facilities themselves while studying remotely and feel very unproductive.
In an attempt to make it more productive, the company has added Study Experts on the platform. These experts are experienced teachers at TentamenTrainingen.nl (market leader in NL in the field of exams and decentralized selection training). These teachers will be involved in the chat groups so that they can answer all questions of students and students in a qualitative way. Studocu hopes in this way to make up for the shortage of guidance during distance learning.
Founded in 2013, Studocu was founded by four students -Jacques Huppes, Lucas van den Houten, Marnix Broer, Sander Kuijk, to exchange study documents with each other and to strive for better grades together. At present, more than 12.5 million students use StuDocu to access high-quality study material. To date, StuDoc has raised around €1.4 million funding. The Dutch startup is also active in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and more.
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