Overview

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Total Equity Funding
$56.9M in 4 Rounds from 11 Investors
Most Recent Funding
Venture on November 4, 2015 / Undisclosed Amount
Headquarters:
Brooklyn, New York
Description:
Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world.
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Categories:
Internet, Digital Media, Content, Music, Text Analytics
Website:
http://www.genius.com
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Company Details

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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) - $56.9M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Nov, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture1
Jul, 2014$40M / Series B3
Oct, 2012$15M / Series A5
Sep, 2011$1.9M / Convertible Note3

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Competitors (3)

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  • diveling™ streamlines the internet experience by turning the web into a popup book of contextualized and personalized information
  • Hip-hop, Competitions, Social, Forum
  • We think highlighting and annotating text content should be much more popular online, we try to help get there.

Partners (1)

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  • Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides restricted digital content from a range of record labels and artists.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    92 3rd Street

    Brooklyn, New York

    United States

Past Team (2)

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Images (3)

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