Koofers.com Secures $500k of a $2 Million Series A Round

Congratulations, Michael Rihani and Koofers.com!

From Michael Rihani of Koofers.com, a member company of VT KnowledgeWorks:

Koofers Inc., the developer of an academic platform for college students, has secured $500,000 of a $2 million first round. Koofers.com is an interactive community that serves the academic needs of college students through information sharing. Students benefit from collaboration with their peers and the experiences of former students. The site allows university students to share past exams & study materials, and provides access to class grade distributions and comprehensive course & instructor ratings.

The term "koofers," coined in the early 1940's, refers to old tests or study materials that are available to students in order to prepare for new tests. The term originated at Virginia Tech, where the startup was founded, with guidance provided by VT KnowledgeWorks (VTKW).

LaunchBox Digital selected Koofers.com as one of nine participants in their inaugural LaunchBox08 business accelerator program, and provided seed financing. Koofers' Series A financing has been provided by New Atlantic Ventures and Altos Ventures. Most recently, Koofers.com was named one of the top 25 finalists (out of 600) of Facebook's fbFund developer's competition.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Rihani
Koofers.com | Chief Strategy Officer | 540-818-8817
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 440K | Reston, VA 20191


  1. Koofers.Com is a great concept and congratulations. I used my first Va Tech koofer (copies of old tests) as a student in 1951.

    Believing good student work (e.g., term papers)should be preserved (conservation of a resource; teaching that work-time is valuable) I filed my students' papers (1968-1998) on wild faunal management, edited them, and got 2-4-year-later classes to revise and add to them. They are now a kind of koofer (and perhaps an educational pattern)for improved species-specific wildlife management for the world at http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/rhgiles/SpeciesSSM/index.htm. They can still be improved.

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