Hello, we're RedShelf

As a leading distributor of digital learning materials, RedShelf provides technology to the learning community to accelerate the transition to digital. In collaboration with strategic partners, publishers, institutions and campus bookstores, RedShelf offers easily accessible and cost-effective learning materials to students everywhere.

Why Work with Us?

Unlike most edtech startups that aim to disrupt higher ed, we set out with the mission to improve the industry by listening to and working alongside institutions, publishers and partners. This collaborative approach brings together a team of passionate, growth-driven individuals who always go the extra mile to deliver the best experience.
We are

Passionate,

Energetic &

Visionary

An Insider's view of RedShelf

What are some social events your company does?

Our development team gets together outside the office once per quarter with things like bowling nights, baseball games and water taxi trips to Chinatown. I try to host dinner parties every few months -- sometimes just for my immediate team, and sometimes a cross-team dinner to mix things up. Hoping for a company-wide Segway tour sometime soon, but

Howie

Senior Front-End Software Developer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We’re constantly collaborating with other dev teams in the company through shared github repos, slack channels and of course some inside jokes. We also work closely with teams outside of the dev department on various projects, including improvements to our book processor and the rollout of new product features.

Hadas

Junior Software Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RedShelf is still a relatively small company, so even as a junior to mid-level developer I’ve been able to take on more responsibility, more quickly. My experience has become much more varied, instead of just focusing on a single type of skill that I might gain at a larger corporation.

Ben

Full Stack Developer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

It's critical that you encourage an environment of experimentation. People should never be punished for taking risks or making mistakes as long as they're learning and growing. As a product-focused company, the creativity for new ideas exists when your team is comfortable with failure and understands that success can be measured by what we learned.

Scott

CTO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Coming from a very corporate environment, RedShelf is a breath of fresh air for me. Driven, like-minded people working together to change education, plus a fun office space, create an environment that makes you want to go to work every day.

Bita

Account Manager

Where we are

Beautiful and convenient River North office located minutes from Magnificent Mile and the Loop with one of the best rooftops in the neighborhood.

Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
  • The office environment at RedShelf is a perfect balance of working hard and having fun. I've never been around a group of people that have pushed me to work harder and expand my comfort zone in the workplace.
    Mike
    Account Manager
  • Working as the sole UX/UI designer has given me the ability to have my hands in the production process from start to finish. The RedShelf team is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable and motivate me to design better creative solutions every day.
    Maxi
    UX/UI Designer
  • One thing that sets us apart is our dedication to ensuring success, both internally and externally. We go above and beyond for our partners by asking them what they need, not telling them what we think they need or want to hear.
    Erin
    Director of Digital Accessibility
  • The level of experience and knowledge that everyone brings to the table, ranging from our youngest team member to our most experienced veteran, is something that we pride and value in this company.
    Jasmine
    Senior Account Manager
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Our funding history

  • $2M in Funding
    Investors: National Association of College Stores
  • $5M in Funding
    Investors: Rick Patterson, National Association of College Stores
  • $0.1M in Funding
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  • $25M in Funding
    Investors: DNS Capital
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