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
Size (employees)670 (est)-2%
Refinery29 was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, US
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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 Boulevard
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

2 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.
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Unique Visitors (US)

30 m
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Refinery29 Blogs

We Need To Talk About Ariana Grande’s Diamond Teeth

I was 13 years old when Nelly dropped his hit single "Grillz," which is — admittedly — one of my favorite songs of all time. Yes, I still listen to it on the elliptical. Yes, I understand some people reading this probably have no clue what that song even is. And yes, IDGAF.Roughly one year after I f…

7 Editor-Approved Matte Lipsticks That Will Never Forsake You

For the average person, the promise to love someone (or some thing) for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health is reserved for wedding vows, 'til death do them part. For us, the same could be said about our favorite matte lipstick.There's a time and a place for glos…

Purple Shampoo: The Secret To Battling Brassy Blonde Hair

Life as a blonde can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster, especially when you're a true brunette trying to cover up the secret you’ve been hiding since you were 12. (You know that summer when you bought your first bottle of Sun-In to recreate Ginger Spice's chunky highlights? Ouch.) Most of us l…

5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves

Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, consuming the fiber-, protein-, and vitamin-packed super veggie with every meal (or at least…

How Black Monday Aims To Answer A Lingering Wall Street Mystery

Black Monday, a newShowtime comedy series premiering on January 20, begins at the end. There's chaos on Wall Street. Stocks are plummeting. Money's being lost. Amid the flurry, people are actually taking their own lives — one such suicide occurs in the show's very first scene.From there, Black Monda…

As Shutdown Drags On, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has One Simple Question

It is the 27th day of President Trump's temper tantrum government shutdown. TSA agents forced to work without pay are quitting their jobs, the national parks are a mess, and federal workers are selling their stuff and living off crowdfunding.And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking for …
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Refinery29 Company Life and Culture

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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 670 employees.

  • What is Refinery29 revenue?

    Latest Refinery29 annual revenue is $120 m.

  • What is Refinery29 revenue per employee?

    Latest Refinery29 revenue per employee is $179.1 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.