It is with great pleasure that we announce
that Peerwith has received an investment from Digital Science and has joined
the Digital Science Family per January 2017.
Digital Science supports a suite of renowned author and publishing
services, across a global portfolio of companies including: Overleaf, ReadCube,
Figshare and Altmetric. Steve Scott, Director of Portfolio Development at
Digital Science will join the Peerwith supervisory board. Steve adds:
“The addition of Peerwith to our portfolio enables the support of more
comprehensive solutions for authors and researchers. It is already integrated
into the authoring tool provided by another of our portfolio companies, Overleaf
and offers an exciting addition to our portfolio of author, publisher and
Joris van Rossum, co-founder and CEO, Peerwith says of the news:
“Academics often have difficulties finding highly skilled individuals in
specific areas, regularly relying on intermediaries to connect them. Peerwith’s
aim is to change these slow processes making it more affordable, transparent
and efficient. With investment from Digital Science, we will be able to achieve
our goal of becoming the number one marketplace for author services.”
Peerwith has also formed valuable partnerships with leading publishers and societies,
offering a white-labelled platform that caters to their needs. Current
partnerships include Brill, the Federation of European Microbiological
Societies (FEMS), Emerald Publishing and Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Their customized Peerwith offering enables their authors to connect
with experts to achieve their academic goals.
Peerwith was founded by Joris van Rossum and Ivo Verbeek, who both have
extensive backgrounds in academic publishing, product development, and
launching startups. Digital Science’s investment will enable us to scale our
activities, expand our reach to academic institutions to allow researchers and
students to optimally access author services through Peerwith.
If you want to find out more about Peerwith and why Digital Science
invested, please take a listen to our podcast where Cameron Shepherd
interviews Joris and Steve.
About Digital Science
Digital Science is a
technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at
key points along the full
cycle of research. It invests in and incubates research software companies that simplify the research
cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host
of leading brands including
Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic, ÜberResearch,
TetraScience and Transcriptic. It is operated by global media company, the
Group. Visit http://www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.
We would like to thank all clients, experts,
partners and relations who have supported Peerwith the last 14 months and are
looking forward to continue this exciting journey together with you.
Ivo, Monique & Joris
Read the full press release here: https://www.digital-science.com/press-releases/