Hi. I’m Dave Nelsen, one of three co-founders of GradeNation (along with Todd Lamb and Lou Piconi). We believe in running our company lean so that our funding accomplishes everything it possibly can for students.
We work as a virtual team, with no real estate costs. We built this website using an off-the-shelf WordPress template available for free. GoDaddy hosts our site for just a buck a month (a special deal for the first year).
We used two images in constructing our site. This first one forms the header. We chose it because it speaks to the value and satisfaction that can come from mastering your education.
This second image acts as background, although you wouldn’t have noticed it unless you looked carefully. I’ve installed it using a highly translucent gradient. Thanks to Flickr members CollegeDegrees36 and alamosbasement (likely a fellow Pittsburgher based on her catalog) for making them available on Flikr under a creative commons license.