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Refinery29 is a fashion, style, and beauty website that follows a newsletter format. The website is broken down into six sections, with an additional section that offers content geared toward specific, metropolitan cities in the United States. The overall website sections include "Fashion", "Beauty", "Living", "Entertainment", "How To" and "News".

HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings2.5

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)645(-2%)
Job Openings21
Revenue (Y, 2016)$120 M

Key People/Management at Refinery29

Justin Stefano

Justin Stefano

Philippe von Borries

Philippe von Borries

Christene Barberich

Christene Barberich

Melissa Goidel

Melissa Goidel

Piera Gelardi

Piera Gelardi

Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder
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Refinery29 Office Locations

Refinery29 has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and London
New York, US (HQ)
225 Broadway
Los Angeles, US
5410 Wilshire Blvd
Berlin, DE
3-5 Neue Schönhauser Str.
London, GB
256-260 Old Street
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Refinery29 Financials and Metrics

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Refinery29 total Funding

$125.4 m

Refinery29 latest funding size

$45 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Refinery29 investors

Refinery29's latest funding round in August 2016 was reported to be $45 m. In total, Refinery29 has raised $125.4 m
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Refinery29 Revenue

Refinery29's revenue was reported to be $120 m in Y, 2016

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Refinery29 Operating Metrics

Refinery29's Unique Visitors (US) was reported to be 30 m in FY, 2016.
FY, 2016

Unique Visitors (US)

30 m
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Refinery29 Online and Social Media Presence

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Refinery29 Blogs

12 Things That Never Happen On Spring Break

Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.We don't always watch movies and TV for realism. In fact, some of the best films are those that allow you to escape to a totally un realistic situation. Like, spring break in Mexico, except you have a lot of money. Or, perhaps a scenario in which your parents hav…

We've Tried Every Beauty Product By Glossier — Here's What's Worth The Hype

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.Say what you will about Glossier, and its shiny, happy ad campaigns featuring smiley, fresh-faced young women who have never experienced the existen…

11 Instagram-Approved Prom Updos That Are Cool, Not Cheesy

When you think about how you want to wear your hair for a special occasion like prom, the biggest objective is to avoid the barrel-curled crunchy-with-hairspray effect that plagues so many #TBTs. Usually, the perfect hairstyle — one you'll still love scrolling through the Facebook photos weeks later…

Do Social Media Cleanses Really Work?

Branded: Try This Challenge - Visible - No Social MediaA “social media cleanse” may sound like any other fleeting trend in the wellness sphere, but unlike that CBD-infused celery-matcha, it’s something most of us actually need. For much of the week, we're glued to our chosen feeds: We take more time…

Mother Of 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Arrested In Connection To Her Murder

Authorities have charged the mother of Trinity Love Jones in the 9-year-old's death. Trinity is the little girl whose body was found partially stuffed in a duffel bag near a hiking and equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights, CA, earlier this month.Taquesta Graham, 28, was charged with one count of mur…

The President Of Brazil Made An Anti-LGBTQ+ Statement. Trump Nodded Along.

During his visit to the White House on Tuesday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said in his remarks that the U.S. and Brazil stand side-by-side "in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God, our Creator, against the gender ideology or the polit…
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Refinery29 Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Refinery29 founded?

    Refinery29 was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Refinery29 key executives?

    Refinery29's key executives are Justin Stefano, Philippe von Borries and Christene Barberich.

  • How many employees does Refinery29 have?

    Refinery29 has 645 employees.

  • What is Refinery29 revenue?

    Latest Refinery29 annual revenue is $120 m.

  • What is Refinery29 revenue per employee?

    Latest Refinery29 revenue per employee is $186 k.

  • Who are Refinery29 competitors?

    Competitors of Refinery29 include The Business of Fashion, Vice Media and Vox Media.

  • Where is Refinery29 headquarters?

    Refinery29 headquarters is located at 225 Broadway, New York.

  • Where are Refinery29 offices?

    Refinery29 has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and London.

  • How many offices does Refinery29 have?

    Refinery29 has 4 offices.