Read the inspirational story of Ukrainian unicorn Grammarly, intelligent, innovative English communication assistance, by company co-founder Max Lytvyn. Grammarly is the superstar on the global stage that shortlisted at the World’s Most Innovative AI Companies by Fast Company, The Cloud 100 by Forbes, Career-Launching Companies by Wealthfront.
From the beginning, we were trying to define a new technological space. We knew it would be a long road, but our mission was clear early on: We wanted to improve lives by improving communication.
In these early days, we focused primarily on grammatical error correction (GEC) to help students with their writing.
Grammarly was driven by being ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable. This turned out to spell EAGER—and that also fit us very well.
We released Grammarly for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge and shifted to a freemium model so that anyone who wanted English writing assistance could have access to it.
We launched Grammarly Business to help people within organizations collaborate constructively and connect with their customers through consistent, effective, and on-brand messages.
Since launching Grammarly’s tone detector in 2019, we’ve also helped people understand how their writing may be perceived so they can communicate as they intend.
We went from 1 million daily active users in 2015 to 30 million in 2020
We’ve also been honored to be able to help nonprofits and NGOs like The Water Project deliver on their missions during a global crisis.
We’ve received $200 million in funding over two rounds from top-tier firms, including General Catalyst, IVP, and Spark Capital.
Our organization spans offices in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York City, and Vancouver, with each one of our more than 450 team members delivering extraordinary impact.
Discover more: A History of Innovation at Grammarly
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