How much is credible, factual, internet-based information worth?
A lot, evidently.
Question-and-answer website Quora has raised a fresh round of $85 million dollars in its quest to become the go-to resource for people with questions — and people with answers.
The round values the company at roughly $1.8 billion, according to a company spokesperson (who said that the valuation had roughly doubled from its previous valuation of $900 million).
Quora launched privately in 2009 but and quickly drew buzz in the tech community in part because it was started by two well-respected early Facebook employees. The website opened to the public in 2010, serving as something of a high-end message board where people can ask questions and get solid answers. Read more...More about Business, Digital Media, Quora, and BusinessTurnsthere'smoneyreliableanswersinternet'squestions