Academic Plagiarism Detection Startup Raises $1.1 Million
The company helps educational institutions find out when students plagiarise content available on the web
Tel Aviv-based academic plagiarism detection startup Copyleaks Technologies Ltd. has raised $1.1 million in a Seed funding round led by Connecticut Innovations (CI), the State of Connecticut's investment arm, the company announced Thursday.Founded in 2015 by two veterans of Unit 8200, the Israeli military's equivalent of the NSA, the company raised initial funding from New York-based accelerator ICONYC Labs and other investors. It intends to use the funding to enter the U.S. market, establish a new office in Stamford, Connecticut, and hire more salespeople.
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Copyleaks’ service, intended for educational institutions looking to prevent students from cheating, identifies possible plagiarism by detecting similar content available on the web. The company lists Microsoft Education as a client.
Yale University in Connecticut (illustration). Photo: Bloomberg
Copyleaks’ system is capable of understanding the ideas behind the texts and not just comparing them word by word, Alon Yamin, co-founder and CEO of Copyleaks said in a statement.