The Pressroom

We believe that learning can be way easier.

We are an education technology company that is dedicated to helping students learn. We're combining the best AI technology with the web's best educator community to make learning easy.

Like a digital tutor, the Socratic app can understand where a student is stuck and give them high-quality teaching content to get them unstuck in minutes from just a photo of their question.

The Socratic platform is powered by Socratic’s team of educators and a community of volunteers. Together, we create highly-visual, learning-friendly content and curate the best online content from sources like Khan Academy. With a focus on pedagogy, Socratic gives students learning content that teachers can trust.

Learn more about our mission and what we've accomplished

Our founders

Chris Pedregal

Chris Pedregal is a tech entrepreneur based in NYC. He was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Education and is considered a thought leader on Mobile Learning. Chris graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Journalism. Before Socratic, Chris worked as a Product Manager at Google, where he worked on Gmail, Google Maps and Search. He started his first company, ScramblerMail, when he was 19 years old. The second company he co-founded, Apture, was acquired by Google in 2011.

Shreyans Bhansali

Shreyans Bhansali is an engineer based in NYC. He was the first employee at Venmo and transitioned to their Head of Engineering. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Computer and a BA in Economics. Shreyans worked as a strategy consultant for a number of years, focusing on companies in Canada, Indonesia, and India.

Chris and Shreyans have spoken at numerous events including EdTech Europe, CMX, Product Secrets, Stanford Alumni in Education, Social Impact at NYU, and Unmute.

A collection of their writing on the topic includes Making Learning Easier than Cheating, Educational Apps, and Community Building.

We are happy to answer any questions

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