8. Chegg

Company: Chegg

Website: www.chegg.com

Founder(s): The founders are no longer at Chegg, so the current President and CEO is Dan Rosensweig.




About Chegg


Chegg is an ‘always on’ digital learning platform and Chegg puts students first. Everything built at Chegg is student-focused, making them the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.

This is achieved by providing students a multitude of educational products, from affordable textbook rentals to learning services, including Chegg Study, which supplements learning through 24/7 expert help and step-by-step solutions, and through online access to services like Chegg Writing and Chegg Math, flashcards, test-prep, internships, and more. They have also expanded to support learners throughout their professional journey with our skills-based courses offered on our Thinkful platform.

Students are navigating more challenges than ever before. Cheggs’ recent research study called the Global Student Survey shows that over half (56%) of students across all 21 surveyed countries say their mental health has suffered during the period of COVID-19, 35% of students who have a debt or loan related to their studies lose sleep over it, and, in the last year, 23% have struggled with their rent / mortgage, 23% with utility bills, 22% with food, and 16% with medical treatment / services. Chegg founded their business on providing affordable textbook rental options to address just one of the key pain points students faced.

Since then, they have expanded their offerings to address the needs of today’s modern student, supplementing many facets of their learning journey, both academically and professionally, supporting them well beyond their college experience. These offerings lower the cost of education, increase access, and have truly modernised the learning experience adjusting to the needs of their most important constituent – the student.

Chegg is A Smarter Way to Student®. They strive to improve educational outcomes by putting the student first. They support students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them learn their course materials, succeed in their classes, save money on required materials, and learn the most in-demand skills. Their services are available online, anytime and anywhere. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG.