Quora – A place to share knowledge and better understand the world

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The most trending website Quora, that has answers to all our questions! Or you could say, allows you to share your opinion!

Quora is a question and answer website, where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users! The website was launched in 2009 and a year after its launch, Quora received an enormous funding from Benchmark Capital, worth $ 11 million. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.  Quora had half a million users by 2012.

In the year 2009, Adam and Charlie Cheever came up with a innovative idea! These two young guys happen to be ex employees of Facebook. Post their exit from the firm, Adam and Charlie developed an idea and implemented the same into a website now famously known as Quora. The two co founders of Quora, met each other in the premises of Facebook.

About the Co founders!

Adam  and the brains behind the social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, happen to be school friends , Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire. Their bond was strong and they were great buddies! In 2004, Zuckerberg appointed Adam as the Vice President (VP) of Engineering at Facebook, which was startup back then. Later, in 2008 Adam was promoted to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Facebook.

Speaking about Charlie, here’s how it all started! In the year 2006, Charlie got an email from Facebook, regarding the position of a software engineering manager. At first, Charlie ignored the mail. Later, he changed his mind and accepted the offer. He worked for Amazon before joining Facebook.

However, It was on the Facebook campus, where the two , Adam and Charlie would meet and have intellectual conversations. Over the course of time, Adam and Cheever became best friends! They exchanged ideas and thought of setting up a firm that would make it easier for people to share their knowledge, thoughts and opinions.

When people were often baffled about finding answers on the internet, that’s when gave birth to QUORA.

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