Scribd is the world's largest document sharing site and a top 100 most visited site on the internet. Sometimes called the "YouTube for Documents," the site allows you to upload, share, and embed documents of almost any format. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Techcrunch, among other companies, use Scribd to embed documents into their websites.
Founded by Trip Adler, Tikhon Bernstam, and Jared Friedman in 2006, and backed by Y-Combinator, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world. More than 80 million active users visit the world's largest digital library each month to read books on their iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires and Nook tablets.
The idea for Scribd was originally inspired when Trip Adler was at Harvard and had a conversation with his father about the difficulties of publishing academic papers. After attending Y-Combinator in 2006, Scribd was launched from a San Francisco apartment in March 2007, and grew quickly.
In 2008, it ranked as one of the top 20 social media sites according to Comscore. In June 2009, Scribd launched Scribd Store, and soon closed a deal with Simon & Schuster to sell ebooks on Scribd.
Over 150 publishers, including Random House, Wiley, Workman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Harvard University Press and Stanford University Press are are now associated with Scribd.