Grammarly’s AI-powered digital writing assistant is used by more than 20 million people every day to make their communication clear and effective, wherever they type.
How does Grammarly work?
Underlying all of Grammarly’s products is a sophisticated artificial intelligence system built to analyze sentences written in English and suggest improvements. Grammarly’s team of computational linguists use a variety of advanced approaches, including designing cutting-edge algorithms that learn the rules and hidden patterns of good writing by studying millions of sentences from research corpora. (A corpus is a large collection of text that has been organized and annotated for research purposes.)
Grammarly’s products meet people wherever they write. There’s the central online editor, plus desktop apps, an add-in for Microsoft Office, and the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android, which keeps you looking polished even when you’re writing from your phone. And of course, there are Grammarly browser extensions for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge, which check your writing on all your favorite websites. No matter where you’re writing, Grammarly’s AI looks for ways to improve your work, whether it’s correcting a verb tense, suggesting a stronger synonym, offering a clearer sentence structure, or clarifying your delivery for a particular audience.
Three Ukrainians—Max Lytvyn, Alex Shevchenko, and Dmytro Lider—founded Grammarly in 2009 and released the first version of the product in Kyiv.
Grammarly bootstrapped until 2017, when the company raised $110M in the first round of investment led by General Catalyst, with participation from Breyer Capital, IVP, SignalFire, and Spark Capital. The investment is being used to expand the team, build incredible technology, and support a quickly growing user base.
Today, Grammarly’s products have more than 20 million daily users, supported by a team of 200 people across the company’s offices in Kyiv, San Francisco, and New York. Grammarly is trusted by more than 2,000 organizations, including educational, nonprofit, and corporate institutions. Grammarly’s well-known corporate clients include Cisco, Dell, Expedia, The Economist, Arizona State University, and University of Phoenix, among others. In 2019, Grammarly was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the AI category.