ResearchGATE

  • ResearchGate: “Forget About Revenue Until The Network Is Valuable Enough To Command It”

    ResearchGate: “Forget About Revenue Until The Network Is Valuable Enough To Command It”

    ResearchGate’s Ijad Madisch’s lifelong ambition of winning a Nobel Prize for changing the way scientific research is undertaken piqued the interest of Valley investors several years ago. Now with more than $35 million in funding from investors like Bill Gates, Benchmark, Founders Fund and Accel, he’s running one of Berlin’s flagship startups with 3 million scientists… Read More

  • The Collaborative Power of Berlin-Based ResearchGate

    The Collaborative Power of Berlin-Based ResearchGate

    It’s not often you come across a founder that measures startup success by winning the Nobel Peace Prize one day. When ResearchGate founder Ijad Madisch said that to Benchmark partner Matt Cohler a few years ago, he knew that his startup, which has developed a communication and crowdsourcing platform by which scientists can share and publish their research, was going to potentially change… Read More

  • Berlin’s Network Effect Will Make It A Global Startup Center

    Berlin’s Network Effect Will Make It A Global Startup Center

    Editor’s note: Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark and was the lead investor in Asana, Instagram and Quora among others. Throw a dart at a map. There’s a pretty good chance it’ll hit near someplace hoping to become the “next Silicon Valley.” I’d bet on Berlin. I believe Berlin has the best shot in the Western world outside of Silicon Valley… Read More

  • Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists

    Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists

    Ijad Madisch started ResearchGate in 2008 to change the scientific method, and depending on where you sit, that either is or isn’t as ambitious as it sounds. Madisch isn’t on a crusade to overturn the techniques scientists use to investigate and systematically observe phenomena, so much as the tools. Today, there’s an incredible amount of scientific research taking place… Read More

  • Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    At the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Benchmark Capital Partner Matt Cohler took to the stage to talk about the state of the venture capital industry. In so doing, Cohler said that he thought too many investors were becoming focused on risk mitigation, which can often deter investors from going after companies that may be building something really big, trying to change the world… Read More

  • Benchmark And Accel Partners Reach Across The Atlantic To Fund ResearchGATE

    “So ResearchGATE is Facebook for Scientists?” I asked ex-Facebook exec, current Benchmark Capital general partner and new ResearchGATE investor Matt Cohler. “I bristle at that characterization,” he responded telling me that doesn’t adequately describe the company. Either way he’s invested in the Berlin based startup, along with Accel Partners, Simon… Read More

  • Benchmark And Accel Partners Reach Across The Atlantic To Fund ResearchGATE

    Benchmark And Accel Partners Reach Across The Atlantic To Fund ResearchGATE

    “So ResearchGATE is Facebook for Scientists?” I asked ex-Facebook exec, current Benchmark Capital general partner and new ResearchGATE investor Matt Cohler. “I bristle at that characterization,” he responded telling me that doesn’t adequately describe the company. Either way he’s invested in the Berlin based startup, along with Accel Partners, Simon… Read More

  • Sciencefeed Launches Friendfeed-Like Platform For Scientists

    Sciencefeed Launches Friendfeed-Like Platform For Scientists

    We’ve written about social networking platforms that are tailored for the science and research community. ResearchGATE aimed to be the LinkedIn for Scientists. Today, Sciencefeed is launching as a realtime micro blogging platform designed specifically for scientists. Sciencefeed allows users to post short microblogs (not restricted to 140 characters) on scientific headlines, new… Read More

  • Professional Network ResearchGate Is A LinkedIn For Scientists

    Professional Network ResearchGate Is A LinkedIn For Scientists

    Creating a social network for scientists is not a revolutionary idea—Academia.edu, Ologeez, and Lab Meeting are all startups that have developed variations of communities for researchers and scientists to share their works. ResearchGATE joins the group by offering a free LinkedIn-like professional network that allows scientists to connect with other colleagues, discover new methods… Read More