Blinkist

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Blinkist is a company that develops a platform for mobile reading. It provides books such as, nonfiction books, mindfulness books, leadership books, psychology books, sales books, parenting books, entrepreneurship books, economics books, finance and investing books, self-help books, business books, history books, inspiring books, marketing books, biographies books, motivational books, and management books. 

TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQBerlin, DE
Websiteblinkist.com
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)172(+7%)

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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Founding Date

2012

Blinkist total Funding

$38.9 m

Blinkist latest funding size

$18.80 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Blinkist investors

Blinkist's latest funding round in June 2018 was reported to be $18.8 m. In total, Blinkist has raised $38.9 m
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Move over Blinkist, 12min unlocks hundreds of micro books for just $39

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So many books, so little time: Blinkist condenses books you want to read into short insights

Adi Nduka-Agwu, Director - International Growth of Blinkist believes the app is a bridge between those who read and those who struggle to. As the third largest market, India features high in the compa...

Blinkist raises $18.8M for its condensed reading platform for non-fiction books

We are living in the information age, but that doesn’t mean that we have all the time in the world to ingest everything that we want. A startup that is aiming to help with that has raised a round of funding to grow its business. Blinkist, a Berlin-based startup that presents condensed versions of no…

Blinkist raises $18.8 million to grow its abridged ebook subscription service

Blinkist, a German startup that creates abridged versions of popular nonfiction books, has raised $18.8 million in a series C round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Greycroft, IBB Bet, and E.ventures. Founded in 2012, Blinkist condenses popular nonfiction titles in…

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…

Blinkist Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blinkist founded?

    Blinkist was founded in 2012.

  • How many employees does Blinkist have?

    Blinkist has 172 employees.

  • Who are Blinkist competitors?

    Competitors of Blinkist include Goodreads, Snapguide and Fingerprint.

  • Where is Blinkist headquarters?

    Blinkist headquarters is located at 223 Sonnenallee, Berlin.

  • Where are Blinkist offices?

    Blinkist has an office in Berlin.

  • How many offices does Blinkist have?

    Blinkist has 1 office.