Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. It's a living, crowdsourced archive and tool for interpreting human culture. 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. Now in its sixth year, Genius has expanded to include a platform for annotating any page on the internet.

Company Growth (employees)
Brooklyn, US
Size (employees)
116 (est)+8%
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 office in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, US

Genius Metrics

Genius Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$56.9 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Genius Operating Metrics

Y, 2015Y, 2016

Monthly Visitors

40 m62 m

Genius Online Presence

Genius News

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