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Websiteglobalgrind.com
Blogblogs.globalgrind...
Twitter@GlobalGrind
CategoryMusic
Phone6462574950
Employees20
Founded2007
DescriptionHip Hop Social Media

Offices

New York, USA
50 Broadway Suite 1008
10th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
USA

People

VP, Product
Board Member
Board Member
EVP
Chairman

Acquisitions

CelebrityTweet, 12/2009

Funding

TOTAL $7.1M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.1M
Series A, 9/2006
Russell Simmons
Series B, 8/2007
Accel Partners
$4.5M
Venture Round, 10/2009
$2.6M

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Global Grind

Globalgrind.com is a digital media company that promotes the broadest and deepest array of content of interest to the hip hop community from the most authoritative sources across the web. The platform features exclusive blogs, video, music, news, gossip and politics, which users can submit, vote and comment on, and syndicate using Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools. Headquartered in New York City, Global Grind is a privately held firm funded by Accel Partners and Russell Simmons.

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Global Grind demo

Added: 2/16/08

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Global Grind

Websiteglobalgrind.com
Blogblogs.globalgrind.com
StageLive
Launch DateSeptember 26, 2007
Tags social-networking, community, globalgrind, news, hip-hop, urban

Global Grind is a community based website allowing people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web, by linking to, voting for, and commenting on each others content, in a social and democratic way. To view the content in full global grind links to the website that published the story, therefore driving traffic to that website and creating a larger market for sites that publish their own news stories, photos, and videos.

Voting submitted content up and down is the cornerstone function of the website, and is respectively referred to as grinding and trashing.

Headquartered in New York City, Global Grind is a privately held firm funded by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners and Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons.

Global Grind screenshot
Above: Global Grind Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Global Grind screenshot
Above: Current look of site
Uploaded: 11/28/08

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Globalgrind

Sources

  1. Russell Simmons & GlobalGrind.com Announce the Acquisition of CelebrityTweet.com (prnewswire.com) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. paidcontent.org [edit]
  4. Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind Raises $2.6 Million Funding (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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