Poland’s Brainly acquires NYC edtech startup Bask

Polish education technology company Brainly has acquired Bask, a New York-based edtech startup.

Bask, founded last year by 21-year-old Ryan Metzger, is a tool for students to learn and collaborate online via video and outside of the classroom. According to Brainly, a peer-to-peer learning solution, the video components will bridge the gap between students and tech, supplement their learning, and make collaboration easier.

“We’re excited about integrating the video capabilities of Bask into the Brainly platform, further strengthening Brainly as the platform that students turn to for help,” said CEO Michał Borkowski. “As we accelerate our mission to inspire students to continually learn, we’re constantly innovating our platform so students can better connect, learn, and explore.”

Metzger and Bask’s head of engineering Robert Kim will be joining the company’s product and development team.

“Our alignment with Brainly’s vision to empower students using technology speaks to the evolving landscape in education and the way students seek help,” commented Metzger.

The Polish company raised $14 million last year, reached 100 million monthly users, and in 2016 acquired another US edtech company, OpenStudy.

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