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  • Overleaf Named 2020 SaaS Awards Winner

    Posted by Kate on August 26, 2020


    26 August 2020 - London, UK – We’re delighted that Overleaf is a winner in the 2020 SaaS Awards Program in the category Best SaaS for Nonprofits or Education.

    The SaaS Awards celebrate excellence in software and accept entries from across the world, including the US, Canada, Australasia, UK and EMEA. With almost 300 entrants across 36 categories, Overleaf won in the category of Best SaaS for Nonprofits or Education against 10 other shortlisted finalists.

    John Hammersley, CEO and co-founder of Overleaf said: "We were already proud simply to have been shortlisted for this award, and to now be announced as the winner is amazing! As I said when we were shortlisted, I’m especially proud of all the work our team is doing in this challenging year in supporting all our users across education and beyond. Winning this award is a testament both to the hard work of our team and to the contribution Overleaf is making to help collaboration in these changing times."

    Mary Anne, CMO at Overleaf, adds: "In these unprecedented times, in which we’re seeing a huge increase in remote learning and remote working, Overleaf is helping Nonprofits and Educational Institutions provide an easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to grow solution for collaborative writing. Overleaf’s collaborative writing platform is in use by over six million researchers, students and authors around the world. It provides Nonprofits and Educational Institutions, such as CERN and Stanford, with an innovative, collaborative, state-of-the-art authoring solution to help them work smoothly across teams and other research institutions around the world."

    Head of Operations for the SaaS Awards, James Williams, said: "This year’s swathe of remarkable submissions has been delivered in an atmosphere of seismic disruption across all industries.

    "Ultimately, the very success of organizations can hinge on selecting the software vendors which work hardest for them and innovate ruthlessly - all while delivering the best results.

    "Once again, the SaaS Awards shortlist showcased an astounding weight of promising and proven technologies powering some very smart ideas. The final winners all represent something especially creative, intelligent, or simply successful, which often offer completely transformative solutions to modern business needs."

    To view the shortlist and list of winners, please visit:

    About the SaaS Awards

    The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions. Categories range from Best Enterprise-Level SaaS to Best UX or UI Design in a SaaS Product.

    About Overleaf

    Overleaf is a startup and social enterprise that builds modern collaborative authoring tools for scientists — like Google Docs for Science. Our primary product is an online, real time collaborative editor for papers, theses, technical reports and other documents written in the LaTeX markup language.

    Overleaf has seen rapid adoption across science and research, and now supports a community of over six million users worldwide. This community includes major institutions such as Stanford and Caltech, with Overleaf becoming an integral part not only of research collaborations but also of undergraduate teaching. Many large international tech companies and labs use our enterprise solutions, and we work with several major publishers: for example, supporting collaboration on IEEE’s member platform, and making the journal submission process smoother for LaTeX users across many academic publishers.

    Overleaf was founded by two mathematicians who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for scientific collaboration and communication. Now we are a team of forty, based mainly in and around the UK and in the US. We were recognised as one of the UK's top 100 fastest growing businesses in 2018.


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