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.
TypePrivate
HQBrooklyn, US
Founded2009
Size (employees)203 (est)
Websitegenius.com
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
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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

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Founding Date

2009

Genius total Funding

$74.5 m

Genius latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

8 months ago

Genius investors

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

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

Revenue (Y, 2017)

10.0m
USDY, 2017

Revenue

10.0m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

69.7k
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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Genius News and Updates

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An innovative genius. A total jerk. Where's the surprise?

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The "Star Wars" legend is here to help. Kind of.

Calculated Genius Nonprofit Organization Hosting Back-to-School Drive for CPS High School Teachers

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, Calculated Genius nonprofit organization will host its 1st-annual Teacher Appreciation supply drive for high school teachers. The drive will be held at the Park Grill at Millennium Park and will provide teachers the chance to sign up...

Genius Metals Inc. Announces Private Placement Offering of Common Share Units and Flow-Through Units

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Genius Brands International, Inc. Issues Shareholder Letter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” (NASDAQ: GNUS), the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, released a letter to shareholders from Chairman & CEO Andy Hey…

With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk May Have Forever Changed Tesla's Fate--Here's Why It's Pure Genius

What do you get when you combine Musk's strategic vision with the power of Twitter? Something remarkable.
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Genius Company Life and Culture

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