Academic Plagiarism Detection Startup Raises $1.1 Million

The company helps educational institutions find out when students plagiarise content available on the web

Tofi Stoler 11:5101.04.18
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.


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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 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.

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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