Our story

We are a passionate team of avid readers & lifelong learners who are obsessive about building a better experience for learning-driven readers.

As former students, we all remember how much our success relied on our ability to read & learn quickly. Today, it is equally important to our success as professionals how quickly we can learn new things.

Reading efficiently is the new superpower. The ability to read & understand faster, but more importantly to retain the content, is a game changer & an impactful advantage.


Our mission

To turn you into a //super learner//

The >> science behind Upword


Our platform

With Upword, professionals, students & lifelong learners can transform any content into an interactive reading experience designed for engagement & retention. Our platform is built on insights from cognitive science about how humans learn best, so you’ll get your reading done quicker, retain information longer, & actually have fun doing it.

We are auto-applying leading cognitive, learning & pedagogical science strategies on any text input. From our Beta with basic learning elements to our full, live, robust product, we have fully baked these proven learning methods into our product.

Our natural language processing engine identifies key information in the text, & auto-generates the Upword signature AI features: Our Preview Summary & our Text Magic. Both features designed to enhance reading productivity & supercharge learning outcomes.

The outcome >>

Read *twice* as fast

With Upword, professionals, students & lifelong learners read twice as fast & understand what they need. Our users become much more productive, making the most out of their time.


Our { values }

Everything we do at Upword encourages curiosity, embraces exploration, and motivates people to keep going - at whatever pace works best for them. Here are the values that collectively guide our decisions and actions:

Empower learners and obsess over learning
Empower learners & obsess over learning
Respond and lead with integrity
Respond & lead with integrity
Understand one another and cultivate a family-like culture
Understand one another & cultivate a family-like culture
Take full accountability for our actions, and hold each other accountable
Take full accountability for our actions, & hold each other accountable
Default to transparency and candor
Default to transparency & candor
Improve ruthlessly and focus on excellence
Improve ruthlessly & focus on excellence

Our culture

We are on a mission towards making learning more productive for everyone. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to re-shape the way reading is done.

At Upword, we combine hard work & fun — all part of our family like culture. We deeply believe in our mission & are fully committed to achieve them each & every day.

Our culture

Read //smarter//, not harder.

Upword will optimize your reading skills to boost your learning productivity.