Founded by Rohan Gupta, Anil Jason, and David Silin in 2017, Chicago and Jaipur-based startup QuillBot offers a grammar checker, paraphrase, and summariser.
Computer science graduates Rohan Gupta, Anil Jason, and David Silin launched QuillBot in 2017 to make writing effortless. They created a writing and research platform to help students and professionals cut their writing time and ensure error-free writing. “QuillBot exists to assist individuals who are either not confident in their writing abilities or who need to save time while working. Key demographics include English language learners (ELLs), researchers, and students,” says Rohan Gupta, Co-founder and CEO. Headquartered in Chicago with an office in Jaipur , India, QuillBot is a software-as-a-service ( SaaS ) startup hosting edtech writing and research tools that utilise AI, specifically natural language processing (NLP). Rohan Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, QuillBot The founders met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as Computer Science students.
Anil and David have taken part in several hackathons together, and even won 11 in a row. Anil and Rohan met at the iVenture Accelerator at UIUC, a programme that provides nurturing opportunities for student-led startups to create economic and social value. “Our flagship products are an instant text summary tool and a paraphrasing tool, both of which are used by millions of people each month,” adds Rohan. QuillBot’s summariser makes it easy to stay current on news, market data, and long-winded reports by condensing articles or papers down to only the most important points.
“This means you only read one paragraph but still get all the key facts. Educators, students, and ELLs use this tool to check reading comprehension. Another use case is for bloggers and writers to check that the themes they intend are being articulated clearly by summarising their own work and seeing what the AI finds their key points to be,” Rohan says.
QuillBot’s paraphrasing tool is like having a second pair of eyes for instant feedback and suggested edits; it’s easy to find the perfect word, phrase, or tone to articulate thoughts and ideas. “For ELLs, a paraphraser is an invaluable tool for building both oral and written language skills because words and phrases can be seen in context, and the paraphrasing also aids them in expressing and communicating their ideas effectively in English,” adds Rohan. In March, QuillBot launched its new grammar checker tool that combines spelling, grammar, and punctuation correction backed by AI models, which also flags errors and suggests edits.
“The grammar checker tool helps users with all aspects of writing from source selection, language refinement, and now, editing for clarity and fluency,” says Rohan. “The free extensions for Chrome, Google Docs, and Word make it easy and fast to use, without the need for a new tab or another open programme.”
Creating citations can be time-consuming, error-prone, and tedious, but QuillBot is building a citation generator tool to help students craft their citations in a seamless workflow, providing them access to a wide variety of sources to choose from. “With support for well-known citation […]