Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. 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.
Company Growth (employees)
Brooklyn, US
Size (employees)
159 (est)+9%
Genius was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, US

Key People at Genius

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

Co-Founder and CEO
Ilan Zechory

Ilan Zechory

Co-Founder and President

Genius Office Locations

Genius has offices in Brooklyn, Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
92 3rd St

Genius Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$56.9 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


Genius Operating Metrics

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Monthly Visitors

40 m62 m

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Genius Online and Social Media Presence

Genius News and Updates

'Game of Thrones' fans are coming up with their own spinoff titles and it's pure genius

Fans rejoiced when HBO confirmed that four writers have been brought on for Game of Thrones spinoffs that would "explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin's vast and rich universe," according to an HBO spokesperson. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' drops first Season 7 promo and it's chil…

This genius startup helps you fund the resistance with just $1 a day

We all know the stats about charitable giving after the presidential election: record-breaking donations to the ACLU after President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban, a surge in gifts to Planned Parenthood right after Nov. 8, and unprecedented support for all kinds of nonprofits across the count…

A genius baker is turning nasty troll comments (including Trump's) into cakes

It might seem counterintuitive to send your trolls tasty desserts, but somehow it just kind of ... works. Baker Kat Thek is giving this sweet revenge a shot with Troll Cakes, a new "bakery and detective agency" that sends nasty comments back to their authors in cake form. For an extra fee, Thek …

Nathan Myhrvold on Bill Gates' genius for finding the best ideas, admitting when he's wrong

Nathan Myhrvold spent more than a decade working for Bill Gates, eventually rising to be Microsoft's chief strategist and chief technology officer. He left the company in 1999. Today, as founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, Myhrvold still works with Gates on a variety o…

Behold Kermit the Frog's genius artistic interpretation of Solange's 'Cranes in the Sky'

Kermit is a frog of many talents. And he can now add interpretive dance to his resume wth his artistic rendition of Solange's Grammy-award-winning single "Cranes in the Sky". SEE ALSO: Solange Knowles asked Twitter for an unexpected favor and thank goodness the internet delivered In what is perh…

15 Albert Einstein quotes that reveal the mind of a true genius

There's a reason the name "Einstein" is synonymous with "genius." Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and his contributions to human knowledge are unparalleled. The physicist conducted groundbreaking research on how our universe functions, for…
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