Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. The 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.
Brooklyn, US
Size (employees)
186 (est)+4%
Genius was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, US
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Key People/Management 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 San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Brooklyn
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
92 3rd St
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Genius Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Genius's latest funding round in March 2018 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Genius has raised $74.5 m

Genius Financials

Genius's revenue was reported to be $10 m in Y, 2017

Revenue (Y, 2017)

10 m
USDY, 2017


10 m
USDY, 2017


69.7 k
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Genius Operating Metrics

Y, 2015Y, 2016Dec, 2017

Monthly Unique Views

100 m

Monthly Visitors

40 m62 m
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Genius News and Updates

Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and How the World Seeks to Limit Black Genius

This week, the precision and thunder of artistic exceptionalism were on full display. So were critics.

This New Theory About Why Khloé Kardashian Named Her Baby "True" Is Actually Genius

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Here's Why You Should Use Experiential Marketing at Your Next Conference

When you're planning your next conference, take some time to think about how you could incorporate an experiential marketing element.

13 Genius Ways To Store Things If You Have A Small Bedroom

You'll finally be able to have people over. View Entire Post ›

'SNL' star Kate McKinnon taught kids about money — and the hilarious lessons are things even adults need to learn

'Saturday Night Live' star Kate McKinnon joined forces with a financial journalist to try to teach kids about money for Financial Literacy Month. McKinnon did her best to explain financial terms such as credit, loans and delayed gratification to three children. She used pizza to teach them about…
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