Kempus For College Hacks

Jae Lee, a South Korean serial entrepreneur and his co-founder Danny Woo have built Kempus, an anonymous online community for U.S. college students. Kempus aims to create a reservoir of knowledge to help students reach their ultimate goal, in Lee’s words, “the upstream of getting a college degree.” That knowledge, or what the founder calls “a unique dataset within higher education,” can range from professor ratings to tips for buying second-hand textbooks, housing reviews and how to get counseling on campus. Incorporated in August 2022, Kempus recently raised $3 million in a seed round from Bithumb Korea, a major cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, though the founder says the company has no plans to associate itself with cryptocurrencies.