eNotes began as a way for students to read and better understand works of literature. Since then, it has continued to create innovative educational tools and content while connecting educators and learners around the globe. The company's primary website, eNotes, serves more than 15m unique visitors a month, placing it in Quantcast's top 300 websites in the United States.
The company has been bootstrapped since its founding. The founder's initial investment was hiring the services of two PhD candidates at the Shakespeare Institute to write commentary to ten of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The company posted these online along with the text of Shakespeare's plays in 2003, giving away some content for free and requiring a subscription for all content. This company launched the enotes.com domain in 2005.
We recently launched our newest product, Owl Eyes, in order to create a better reading experience for students, teachers, and everyday readers.
The founders of eNotes believe in a healthy work-life balance, and take pride in the fact that many employees of eNotes have been with the company for five years or more. One of the founders is a developer, and understands the importance of creating a culture where engineers can create great software.
The company is in the educational space, with a rapidly growing core website and a new product in Owl Eyes, and continues to receive significant interest from third parties, particularly large educational publishers. All employees at eNotes have incentive stock options.
The company's offices are located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Read more about our staff.
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