Making research more efficient
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I founded an angel-backed startup called Weava, a research tool for students to highlight, organize, and create their research documents all in one place. I designed, monetized, and scaled the productivity tool to 200k registered users from 200+ educational institutions in 50+ countries, and gained a crowd of happy paying students, teachers, and schools. Later, I sold the company to upscale the product to law schools and organizations.

Weava was featured in Lifehacker.jp, Australian technology magazine TechLife, TekCrispy, and in schools from Alibama's Madison City Schools' website to Harvard University Cabot Science Library. It was also selected as #1 Product of the Day on Product Hunt and in the top featured banner of Google's Chrome App Store.


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Students and researchers from around the world use Weava for research. Here are some of the educational institutions using us:

Weava universities


When it comes to research for writing papers, it is often a messy and painful process. You have to:

1. Open a lot of browser tabs to find what you want

2. Manually copy and paste relevant information into a long research document

3. Filter through the research document for insights and take notes

4. Copy the author, url, and date for citations

Weava user problem


Therefore, I founded Weava (www.weavatools.com), a research tool for students to highlight, organize, and create their research documents all in one place.

Weava solution user flow


The product consists of:

1. A Chrome extension highlighter where you can highlight any online article, organize them into different colors, and folders

2. A web application where you can review your highlights, create citations, and export your research to write your essay.

Weava solution user flow

Youtube video that summarizes our product and the problem we're solving:


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Matthew Lerebours
Sophomore at Fairfield University, CT International Relations and Communications Major

"This is my first time upgrading to pay for the product. I use Weava for all sorts of school projects -- English papers, research projects, reading assignments etc. I usually look through a lot of online articles so its really nice that I able to read through and highlight the important information that I need. It greatly sped up my writing processs."
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Kayla Evans
Junior at Harvard College Psychology Major

"Before Weava, I would take notes and then copy over important points into the piece I was writing. Weava eliminates that entire first step . After reading/highlighting all of the sources, I'm able to easily see all of the information. Even more, if I go back to the same source later with highlights."
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Mollie Bounds
Instructional Specialist for Innovations and Initiatives Madison City Schools, Alabama

"It's a one stop shop for researching, synthesizing your research into a structure, and doing citations all in one place. That is Weava is in a nutshell. You don't need to reach out to three of four different places."