New York, NY -- Oct. 22, 2020. Underline Science (Underline.io), the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announces a significant investment from ProQuest, a global leader in educational technology. The investment from ProQuest will enable Underline to extend the reach of its video platform for scientific and scholarly conferences, redoubling the impact of this knowledge, and providing opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery.
Earlier this year, Underline launched the world's first live-streaming platform specifically designed for scientific and academic conferences, lectures, and research discussions. Underline's mission is to capture and disseminate scientific knowledge through video, making it globally accessible by enriching and preserving both virtual and hybrid conference content. Through Underline, conferences – physical and virtual – can reach new global audiences, while conference attendees have the flexibility to watch and re-watch any lecture any place, any time.
Underline Science is the premier virtual conference platform for events in science, medicine and academia.
Underline enriches hosted conferences and lectures with transcriptions, real-time language translations, DOIs, MARC records and presenters' slides and profiles. In addition to enabling conference participants to connect with speakers, lectures can be easily cited, shared and searched, thus, turning presentations into sources of collaboration and conversation. With a custom-built virtual conference platform, Emmy Award-winning production team, and exclusive digital library – Underline is fast becoming an important destination for research, teaching and learning.
"With the financial support and expertise of our strategic investors at ProQuest, we're looking to grow the company and scale Underline's unique streaming conference platform," said Alex Lazinica, Founder and CEO of Underline Science. "We are transforming the scientific and academic conference industry, and ProQuest's investment is a strong confirmation of Underline's vision to empower knowledge through trusted academic conference and lecture videos."
"ProQuest is supporting Underline in its mission to extend the reach of scholarly events," said Chris Burghardt, SVP and General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions. "We are aligned in building global connections to advance knowledge and understanding. This shared vision, combined with our confidence in the Underline team's technology expertise, makes this an excellent investment for ProQuest."
ProQuest supports the important work in the world's research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world's largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.
ProQuest includes SAAS software company Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement.
Together ProQuest and Ex Libris help their customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit the ProQuest blog and the Extraordinary Stories blog, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Underline is the premier virtual conference platform for events in science, medicine, academia and other professional fields. Underline's mission is to capture and disseminate scientific knowledge through video, making it globally accessible by enriching and preserving both virtual and hybrid conference content. For more information, visit the Underline website and follow Underline on Twitter.