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Scribd

Scribd is a digital library providing subscription service for e-books, audiobooks and other documents.

About

Scribd is a subscription media company that has created an unlimited reading subscription that provides access to books, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more. The company was founded by Jared Friedman, John Adler, and Tikhon Bernstam in 2007 in San Francisco, California, United States.

Product

The company offers its services to users with Android and iOS tablets, including smartphones, the Kindle Fire, and laptops. The company works with major publishers, authors, and original content creators of e-books, magazines, documents, and other mediums of information. They offer their products to their community of one million subscribers in over 190 countries.Subscribers can access an initial free trial for 30 days and then sign up to use the books and media for $9.99 per month after that.

Some of the publishing partners that Scribd works with includes Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Planeta de Libros, Lonely Planet, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Fortune, People, The Atlantic, Newsweek, the Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, TIME, Bloomsbury, Popular Science, Fast Company, and more.

Timeline

August 11, 2020
Scribd acquires SlideShare from LinkedIn

Scribd will take over the operations of SlideShare on September 24, according to LinkedIn.

May 20, 2020
Scribd announces a perks program, giving its subscribers access to Pandora Plus, TuneIn Premium and more.
January 18, 2011
Scribd raises a $13,000,000 series C round from Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and SVB Capital.
December 19, 2008
Scribd raises a $9,000,000 series B round from Charles River Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.
June 1, 2007
Scribd raises a $3,710,000 series A round from David Sacks, Jeffrey Jordan, Marc Andreessen and Redpoint Ventures.
January 1, 2007
Scribd raises a $40,000 seed round.
June 1, 2006
Scribd raises a $12,000 seed round from Y Combinator.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adrian Lienhard

Employee

Alex Bernardin

Employee

Allison Carlson

Employee

Amy Dacker

Employee

Angel Cravalho

Employee

Anuj Nijhawan

Employee

Augie Hill

Employee

Baris Yaman

Employee

Barry Kwok

Employee

Bill Tai

Board member

Bill Umoff

Employee

Chetana Deorah

Employee

Chris Agerton

Employee

Chris Polis

Employee

Courtney Greene

Employee

Craig Sherman

Investor

David Feldman

Employee

David Halloran

Employee

David Sacks

Investor

David Stainton

Employee

Dmytro Ilchenko

Employee

Dorris O'Brien

Employee

Edward Kinsey

Advisor

Elizabeth Dielentheis

Employee

Elliott Bisnow

Investor

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News

Title
Author
Date
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Connie Chen
May 4, 2021
Business Insider
We know that finding affordable Mother's Day gifts that don't look and feel cheap can be tough, so we rounded up a great selection all under $25.
Mara Leighton
May 3, 2021
Business Insider
Libby, a free library app, lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local library and download them onto your Kindle or phone.
Mara Leighton
April 16, 2021
Business Insider
Here are 51 of the best Mother's day gifts under $50 that prove you don't have to break the bank to find thoughtful gifts for mom.
Mara Leighton
March 2, 2021
Business Insider
We rounded up the most popular audiobooks on Audible right now, from celebrity memoirs and self-help books to romance novels and thrillers.
Mara Leighton
January 13, 2021
Business Insider
Audiobooks help me stay entertained in quarantine while also making boring tasks (like walking or cleaning) fun. Here are the best apps I've used.
IANS
August 12, 2020
@bsindia
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced to sell SlideShare, the hosting platform for presentations and other professional content to US-based e-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd
Anthony Ha
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Google is using accelerometers in an interesting new way, Twitter allows everyone to limit tweet replies and Mozilla announces major layoffs. This is your Daily Crunch for August 11, 2020. The big story: Android phones become earthquake detectors Google said that smartphone accelerometers are sensitive enough to detect P-waves, which are the first waves to [...]
Anthony Ha
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
SlideShare has a new owner, with LinkedIn selling the presentation-sharing service to Scribd for an undisclosed price. According to LinkedIn, Scribd will take over operation of the SlideShare business on September 24. Scribd CEO Trip Adler argued that the companies have very similar roots, both launching in 2006/2007 with stories on TechCrunch, and both of [...]
Anthony Ha
May 20, 2020
TechCrunch
E-book and audiobook subscrition service Scribd has been actively embracing and experimenting with bundling over the past couple years, creating joint offers with The New York Times and with Spotify and Hulu. Today it announced a slightly different take on the idea with Scribd Perks. These perks gives Scribd's paying subscribers (the service costs $8.99 per [...]
Anthony Ha
November 25, 2019
TechCrunch
Scribd has raised $58 million in new funding led by growth firm Spectrum Equity. The company first launched as a document-sharing service in 2007 before creating an e-book subscription in 2013. It now offers access to a library of e-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines for $8.99 per month. (Access is unlimited for most subscribers, but [...]
Anthony Ha
June 26, 2019
TechCrunch
Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd is unveiling a new content type that it calls a Snapshot -- a distillation of a nonfiction book's key points, which can be read or listened to in 15 minutes or less. In fact, although it's only announcing Snapshots today, Scribd says it's already created around 500 of them, [...]
Anthony Ha
April 3, 2019
TechCrunch
Scribd is moving into the original content business with the release of "Mueller's War," a book by journalist Garrett Graff looking at the prosecutor's time as a marine in the Vietnam War. CEO Trip Adler revealed earlier this year that the subscription e-book and audiobook s...

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