Blinkist transforms the big ideas from the world’s best nonfiction books into powerful little packs users can read or listen to in 15 minutes. Blinkist’s business model is a consumer subscription model. People can sign up for a free trial to test it, and if they want to go on afterwards, they can sign up for an annual subscription which costs between 50 and 80 dollars, depending on the content and features.

Berlin, DE
Size (employees)
107 (est)+7%
Blinkist was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Berlin, DE
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Blinkist Office Locations

Blinkist has an office in Berlin
Berlin, DE (HQ)
223 Sonnenallee
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Blinkist Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$20.1 m

Latest funding size

$9 m

Time since last funding

a year ago


Blinkist's latest funding round in January 2017 was reported to be $9 m. In total, Blinkist has raised $20.1 m
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Blinkist News and Updates

Turning a new page: How tech is changing the world of book marketing

One might think that with the rise of smartphones, the growing popularity of on-demand entertainment from the likes of Netflix, and headlines about Amazon eating the lunch of the high street bookshop, the UK book publishing industry might be in trouble. In fact, the most recent figures from the P…

As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

 When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing. But in talking to co-founder Niklas Jansen, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the company is…
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