StudyMode provides a network of online learning tools and apps to help students succeed. The flagship site,, is a repository of course notes, research documents, book notes and AP notes. Other sites in the network include, where students can create, share and study flashcards; and, the largest Spanish-language online study platform. Founded in 1999, StudyMode’s international network features more than 15 properties and reaches more than 90 million visitors per month.

  • Industry: Other
  • Year Started: 1999
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 22 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Blaine Vess

co-founder and CEO

Blaine Vess is co-founder and CEO of StudyMode, a network of practical online learning tools and apps designed to help students succeed. Founded in 1999, StudyMode has evolved from a college dorm room project to a multinational company that serves more than 90 million visitors a month and generates yearly revenues in excess of $15 million. StudyMode owns and operates multiple successful, high-trafficked sites including,, and Additionally, Vess sits on the board for Liberty in North Korea, an organization that helps North Korean refugees escape to the United States and South Korea.

  • Age: 36

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