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.
Students and researchers from around the world use Weava for research. Here are some of the educational institutions using us:
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
Therefore, I founded Weava (www.weavatools.com), a research tool for students to highlight, organize, and create their research documents all in one place.
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.
Youtube video that summarizes our product and the problem we're solving: