Location: 541D Cowper St., Palo Alto, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 01/2012, Series A: $6 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners, Kapor Capital, Felicis Ventures
- Date: 07/2011, Seed: $1.5 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures, Kapor Capital, SV Angel
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Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever.
Palo Alto, California, United States United States

Piazza is an online Q&A for classes, enabling high quality interaction between students and instructors.

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Company description

Founded in 2009 and publicly launched in 2011, Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask and answer questions 24/7, under the guidance of their instructor. Anyone can create a class at to initiate class discussion. Students spend on average four hours a night on Piazza working together in real time with classmates and instructors to find the answers they need at the time they need them. Piazza is FERPA-compliant and used in hundreds of colleges and universities.

  • Pooja Sankar
    Pooja Sankar | Team member
    Pooja Sankar is the founder and CEO of Piazza, on online gathering place for students and instructors. She has worked at Facebook, Kosmix, and Oracle, and has degrees from IIT, UMD, and Stanford.
  • Melanie Mathis
    Melanie Mathis | Team member