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


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.


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.


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.

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