Refinery29 Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2005

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 286


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 10

  • Investments
  • 2

Refinery29 General Information


Operator of a media and entertainment platform focused on offering feminocentric digital content. The company's platform features a wide range of digital content such as original videos, social storytelling and lifestyle news among others as well as offers a variety of apparel and accessories, thereby helping women to know the trends conveniently.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Parent Company
Sundial Media Group
Corporate Office
  • 225 Broadway
  • 23rd Floor
  • New York, NY 10007
  • United States
+1 (212) 000-0000

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Refinery29 Valuation & Funding

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Refinery29 Comparisons

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Refinery29 Competitors (27)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Uproxx Media Group Formerly VC-backed 00 000.00 000000&0
Complex (Publishing) Formerly VC-backed New York, NY 000 000.00 000000&0
PureWow Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 00 00.000 000000000000 00.000
The Wall Street Journal Corporation New York, NY 00000
Flipboard Venture Capital-Backed Palo Alto, CA 000 00000 000000 - 000 00000
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Refinery29 Executive Team (29)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Lauren Zalaznick Strategic Advisor
Cory Haik Chief Executive Officer
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Refinery29 Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
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Refinery29 Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers


Similarweb Unique Visitors


Majestic Referring Domains


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Refinery29 Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Refinery29 Acquisitions (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Beautycon 07-May-2024 0000000000 Information Services (B2C)
SocialBomb 29-May-2013 Merger/Acquisition Entertainment Software 000000 00
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Refinery29 Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Beautycon Information Services (B2C) Los Angeles, CA 0000
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Refinery29 FAQs

  • When was Refinery29 founded?

    Refinery29 was founded in 2005.

  • Who is the founder of Refinery29?

    Justin Stefano, Philippe von Borries, Piera Gelardi, and Christene Barberich are the founders of Refinery29.

  • Who is the CEO of Refinery29?

    Cory Haik is the CEO of Refinery29.

  • Where is Refinery29 headquartered?

    Refinery29 is headquartered in New York, NY.

  • What is the size of Refinery29?

    Refinery29 has 286 total employees.

  • What industry is Refinery29 in?

    Refinery29’s primary industry is Publishing.

  • Is Refinery29 a private or public company?

    Refinery29 is a Private company.

  • What is Refinery29’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Refinery29 is 000000.

  • How much funding has Refinery29 raised over time?

    Refinery29 has raised $134M.

  • Who are Refinery29’s investors?

    Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, First Round Capital, Floodgate, Hearst Ventures, and Jimmy Yang are 5 of 22 investors who have invested in Refinery29.

  • Who are Refinery29’s competitors?

    Uproxx Media Group, Complex (Publishing), PureWow, The Wall Street Journal, and Flipboard are some of the 27 competitors of Refinery29.

  • When was Refinery29 acquired?

    Refinery29 was acquired on 18-Apr-2024.

  • Who acquired Refinery29?

    Refinery29 was acquired by Sundial Media Group.

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