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Refinery29

A digital media company focused on women and women's issues. It was founded in 2005 and is located in New York City. It was acquired by Vice Media in 2019.

Refinery29 is a New York City-based digital media company that specializes in media for women including reporting the news, fashion, entertainment, and wellness. Its stated mission is to be a catalyst so that women can feel, see, and claim their power. It has offices in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2019, Refinery29 was acquired by Vice Media and the name of the merger of the two companies is Vice Media Group.

Product

The digital media site targets a female-centric audience and offers articles on topics such as politics, current events, social issues, fashion, and more. It also offers media in the form of videos and original series. Topics can be searched in categories including style, beauty, lifestyle, wellness, technology, work and money, food and drink, and more. There is also a shopping page on the website, which connects users to sales and recommended products.

Refinery29 also has a research division called Refinery29 Intelligence. It is comprised of researchers, marketers, and analysts that can offer insights to third-parties regarding advertising to the company's audience, which is predominately young women.

Timeline

October 2, 2019
Refinery29 is acquired.

The company is acquired by Vice Media for a reported $400 million.

October 16, 2013
Refinery29 raises a $20,000,000 series C round from Stripes Group.
January 12, 2013
Refinery29 raises a $5,600,000 series B round from Eastern Capital, FLOODGATE, First Round Capital and Lead Edge Capital.
January 1, 2012
Refinery29 raises a $4,300,000 series A round.
February 13, 2010
Refinery29 raises a $500,000 seed round from Ramesh Haridas.

Funding rounds

Patents

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How Refinery29's Founders Built a $500 Million Business on 1 Simple Idea

Bartie Scott

Web

September 28, 2016

Refinery29 Company Profile: Acquisition & Investors | PitchBook

Todd Spangler

Web

October 2, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
NALA ROGERS | INSIDE SCIENCE
April 18, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Because of the way living things rely on each other, noise pollution may actually stop some forests from growing, a new study suggests. In a New Mexico...
Matt Turner
October 6, 2019
Business Insider
Here are the top business stories this week, including what's next at WeWork, a secret superpower in the cloud wars, and inside Refinery29's deal with Vice.
Lucia Moses
October 5, 2019
Business Insider
Business Insider talked to numerous current and former employees and other people close to the company about its rise and disappointing exit.
Lucia Moses
October 4, 2019
Business Insider
Refinery29's founders said they built "one of the most important and influential brands in media" and that the deal would allow it to keep growing.
Marissa Perino
September 19, 2019
Business Insider
When it comes to shopping at Wegmans, there are certain things you'll never want to leave the store without -- and others that you should skip.
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