ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. Members of the site each have a user profile and can upload research output including papers, data, chapters, negative results, patents, research proposals, methods, presentations, and software source code. Users may also follow the activities of other users and engage in discussions with them.

Berlin, DE
Size (employees)
322 (est)
ResearchGate was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Berlin, DE
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Key People/Management at ResearchGate

Ijad Madisch

Ijad Madisch

Co-Founder & CEO
Sören Hofmayer

Sören Hofmayer

Co-Founder, COO
Horst Fickenscher

Horst Fickenscher

CTO & Co-Founder
Charlotte Böttger

Charlotte Böttger

Head of People
Irena Snigireva

Irena Snigireva

Head of Finance
Darren Alvares

Darren Alvares

Head of Product
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ResearchGate Office Locations

ResearchGate has offices in Aurora, Amherst, Albuquerque, Evanston and in 48 other locations
Berlin, DE (HQ)
115 Invalidenstraße
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ResearchGate Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

ResearchGate's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $52.6 m. In total, ResearchGate has raised $87.6 m
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ResearchGate Financials

ResearchGate's revenue was reported to be €5.03 m in FY, 2015 which is a 139.3% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

5 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

(4.7 m)

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(6.2 m)

EBIT (FY, 2015)

(6.2 m)

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

22.9 m
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015


2.1 m5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

6.2 m9.7 m

Gross profit

(4.1 m)(4.7 m)
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015


11.8 m22.9 m

Accounts Receivable

531 k934.9 k

Prepaid Expenses

7.2 k


148 k295.3 k
EURY, 2015


35.3 k

Financial Leverage

1 x
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ResearchGate Operating Metrics

ResearchGate's Registered Members was reported to be 14 m in Y, 2017. ResearchGate's Backlog was reported to be €1m in FY, 2015. ResearchGate's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 3.4 k in Dec, 2016.
Y, 2008Y, 2009Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014FY, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2015Dec, 2016Y, 2016Feb, 2017Y, 2017

Registered Members

10 k100 k1 m2 m3 m5 m8 m11 m12 m14 m


€193 k€1.02 m

Enterprise Customers

3.35 k

Monthly Publications

2.50 m
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ResearchGate Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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ResearchGate Online and Social Media Presence

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