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Plum Analytics

Plum measures influence. If you are conducting research or funding research, you want to know its impact.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Dresher, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3
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Company Summary

WHAT papers are everyone reading? WHO are the rising stars? What new TOPICS are generating excitement? And you don't want to wait for years to find that out. Research institutions want to quantifiably declare and measure their research output. Funding bodies want to measure the effectiveness and influence of the research they sponsor. Academic publishers need alternatives to Journal Impact Factor to recruit and retain authors.


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    Andrea Michalek
    Co-founder and CEO

    Andrea is a Philadelphia serial entrepreneur. She has 15 years experience building high-scale, highly-performant search products, and has helped launch dozens of early stage companies in the information and research space, including Infonautics, EchoFactor, Essembly (Facebook Causes), Living Independently (acquired by GE), and High Beam Research.
    She has a BS in computational biology from Carnegie Mellon & a MS in computer science from Villanova

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    Mike Buschman
    Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

    Mike helped launch Microsoft’s Academic and Book Search products as Program Manager and subsequently worked for the IEEE, the pre-eminent scholarly publisher for electrical engineering and its related fields. Andrea and Mike met in 2008, when they led the development of Summon®, a scholarly search engine, from inception to a $15M business, where it is currently used by more than 450 universities in more than 40 countries.


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    Cobalt Law (in Berkeley, CA) and Geoff Weber Law (in PA)

Previous Investors

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    Friends and Family including current/former employees of Amazon, Google and Microsoft
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    Yuxi Pacific Capital Group