- Total Equity Funding
- $56.9M in 4 Rounds from 11 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- Venture on November 4, 2015 / Undisclosed Amount
- Brooklyn, New York
- Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world.
- Mahbod Moghadam, Ilan Zechory, Tom Lehman
- Internet, Digital Media, Content, Music, Text Analytics
Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. It's a living, crowdsourced archive and tool for interpreting human culture. The Genius knowledge project began with Rap Genius, a website for annotating rap lyrics, and eventually expanded to all genres of music, as well as literature, news, history, sports, movies, and technology. Now in its sixth year, Genius has expanded to include a platform for annotating any page on the internet.
Whether you’re on Genius.com or annotating with Genius on any other website on the Internet, the call to action remains the same: highlight the text you want to annotate and add context, commentary, or images. To use Genius all over the web, simply add genius.it/ before any URL to make that page annotateable.
Genius’s contributors range from passionate fans to cultural commentators across many disciplines, along with top verified users that include leading authors, artists, and critics. Verified users range from authors such as Michael Chabon, Judith Butler and Junot Diaz to innovators, musicians and producers like Eminem, Sia, Rick Rubin, Carrie Underwood, Nas, The-Dream, Blake Shelton, Sylvan Esso, Natalie Prass, and Grizzly Bear.
Funding Rounds (4) - $56.9MUpdate
Current Team (4)Update
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We think highlighting and annotating text content should be much more popular online, we try to help get there.
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