Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view. We build tools (math, analytics, essay helpers) for schools that are cool but not too cool for schools.

Founded 2007
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    Mountain View, CA, United States

    Since 2007, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. And as an added bonus, we're funny. At least we like to think so.

    We own 100% of our content and present both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering. Our free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care.

    We also give students an honest look into life after high school. Our Careers page is written by real, studly Oil Rig Drillers, Delta Force Captains, and Marine Biologists, while our College 101 section tells students what college might actually look, feel, and smell like. Thousands of schools around the world use Shmoop as part of their curriculum, and the company has also been honored by the Interwebs: twice by the Webby Awards and twice by Scholastic Administrator Magazine ("Best in Tech").

    Tech stack

    Python, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, MongoDB, AWS (EC2, DynamoDB, Elastic Map Reduce, Cloudfront)


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Values and quality of life

    Catered meals
    Shmoop - Good morning!
    Shmoop - Trying to look serious but failing miserably
    Shmoop - If only everyday was Halloween
    Shmoop - Our very friendly guard dog.