Timeline of Quora

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This is a timeline of Quora, a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, and organized by its community of users.

Full timeline

Date Event type Details
June 2009 Product Quora founded
March 2010 Funding Quora raises $11 million in a series A, with Benchmark Capital as an investor[1]
June 2010 Product Quora announces that it will open up to the public[2]
January 2011 Team Marc Bodnick leaves Elevation Partners to join Quora[3]
February 2011 Technology Quora chooses C++ over C for its high performance services[4]
July 2011 Product Quora introduces video to its Q&A pages[5]
July 2011 Product Quora introduces Credits for asking-to-answer questions[6]
September 2011 Product Quora introduces threaded comments and comment voting[7]
May 2012 Funding Quora raises $50 million in a series B, with Peter Thiel and Adam D'Angelo as investors[1]
September 2012 Team Co-founder Charlie Cheever leaves[8]
November 2012 Product Quora introduces Top Writers program[9]
January 2013 Product Quora introduces blogs[10]
March 2013 Product Quora introduces a policy eliminating image-only answers.[11]
April 2014 Funding Quora raises $80 million in a series C at $900 million valuation, with Tiger Global Management and Y Combinator as investors[1][12]
January 2016 Product Quora announces bounty system, offering financial bounties for the best answer (selected by the question asker) on select questions.[13]
March 2016 Product Quora acquires Parlio, an online Q&A site started by Wael Ghonim.[14]
April 2016 Product Quora announces that it will start out testing advertisements, on a small number of question pages.[15]
May 2016 Team Marc Bodnick, Quora's public face and leader of its business and moderation team, announces that he is leaving the company.
August 2016 Product Quora announces support for the Spanish language.[16]
November 2016 Team Kelly Battles announced as new chief financial officer (CFO).[17][18]


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  2. "Q&A search site Quora opens to the public". CNET. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  3. "Meet Quora's New Grown-Up: Elevation Partners' Marc Bodnick". Business Insider. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. "Why did Quora choose C++ over C for its high performance services? - Quora". Quora.com. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  5. "Quora Adds Video To Its Q&A Pages". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  6. "Quora Testing User Credits For "Ask To Answer" Questions". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. "Quora Gets Threaded Comments, Comment Voting, Editing And Images". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  8. Yung-Hui, Lim (September 12, 2012). "Co-Founder Charlie Cheever Leaves And Quora Is Curve Jumping". Forbes. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. "Quora Introduces A New Top Writers Program As A Hat Tip To Its Most Valuable Contributors". Fastcompany.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  10. Constine, Josh (January 23, 2013). "Quora Launches Blogging Platform With Mobile Text Editor To Give Every Author A Built-In Audience". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  11. "What is your favorite Quora policy or new feature? What Quora feature(s) should be improved or eliminated? - Quora". Https:. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  12. "Quora Wants To Stay Independent, Raises $80M Series C From Tiger Global At ~$900M Valuation". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  13. "Quora Turns 80M Visitors Into Q&A Bounty Hunters With Knowledge Prizes". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  14. "Quora's first acquisition is Arab Spring instigator's Q&A site Parlio". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  15. "Quora begins testing ads on 'small number' of question pages". Venturebeat.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  16. "Expanding Quora Beyond English Into Spanish". Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  17. "Joining Quora as CFO - Kelly Battles' Posts - Quora". kellybattles.quora.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  18. "Foundation trustee to join Quora as finance officer". The Signpost. 2016-11-26. 

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