We are thrilled to announce that our team has raised a seed round led by Joseph Jacks from OSS Capital with participation from Boost VC, RedHat's Bob Young, Vercel’s Guillermo Rauch, Replit's Amjad Masad, Y Combinator’s Garry Tan, and others. ResearchHub was co-founded by Brian Armstrong and Patrick Joyce due to the shared belief that science should operate more like open source software. We are extremely fortunate to be backed by a group of investors who understand the value that open source communities create.
ResearchHub is a tokenized social network that rewards scientists for openly sharing scholarly content. We are building a suite of collaboration and publication tools that help researchers work together, share their findings, and get feedback from their peers.
Anyone that publishes great content on ResearchHub will earn the cryptocurrency, ResearchCoin (RSC), as a reward. Once earned, RSC allows users to create bounties that reward other scientists for completing research-related tasks. So far, our community is using the RSC they earn to compensate others for conducting peer review, answering scientific questions, and sharing feedback. Our end goal is to build an academic town square where valuable contributions are recognized and rewarded in a democratic, evidence-based fashion.
With this new funding, ResearchHub will be able to expand our platform to reach more scientists world-wide. We will invest in new features and tools that enable our community to work together more efficiently and capture more of the value they help create.
If you would like to join us on our mission to accelerate the pace of scientific research, here's how you can help:
Want to join the ResearchHub team? We are currently hiring engineers and designers! Visit our careers page or reach out to email@example.com to learn more.
Want to discuss science? Go to ResearchHub.com, upload your favorite paper, and post a comment to kick off the conversation!