Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital invest in ResearchGate

We are very excited to announce the closing of a new round of investment by Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital with participation from Dragoneer Investment and Thrive Capital and our existing investors Benchmark and Founders Fund.

We couldn’t think of a better group of investors to support us in our mission to lead science into the digital age. They understand the relevance of what we’re doing – not only for science, but for society.


Our co-founder and CEO, Ijad, says: “We’re thrilled with this latest round of investment, and particularly that Bill Gates is now among our esteemed investors. His aim is to eradicate diseases such as malaria and polio. This cannot be done without major scientific advancements and making knowledge accessible for all. These goals are perfectly in line with ours.”

We see this investment as more than just a sign that ResearchGate is on the right track. It’s a big thumbs up to what you – more than 2.9 million researchers – have already achieved.

Thank you for being a part of ResearchGate! Your support and feedback are invaluable to us.  

Read more about the funding here.