Refinery 29

Refinery 29

Refinery 29

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

225 Broadway 23rd Floor NEW YORK NY 10007

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

251 - 500

Industries

Internet Software & Services
News & Digital Content
Entertainment
Personal Products
Apparel & Footwear
Consumer Services

Company Description

Refinery 29, Inc. operates an online fashion portal. It provides information on style, shopping deals, and fashion trends that include information on designers, fashion news, local shopping reports, collaborations, sales, advertisement campaigns, beauty information in the areas of makeup trends, and beauty products. The firm also features vouchers, which enables shoppers to redeem sales at specific stores. The company was founded by Philippe von Borries, Justin Stefano, Christene Barberich, and Piera Luisa Gelardi in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Chief Operations Officer

Global Editor-in-Chief

Senior Vice President, Head of Integrated Marketing Solutions

Senior Vice President Head of International

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Chief Client Officer & Head of Advertising, North America

Senior Beauty Director

Senior Director, Fashion Sales

Board of Directors

Partner at Stripes LLC/NY

General Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Former President & General Manager at The Cartoon Network, Inc.

Founding Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Former Chief Financial Officer at The E W Scripps Co.

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Recent Transactions
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Vice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

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Refinery 29 raised money in a private placement transaction

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Refinery 29 purchases Socialbomb, Inc. from First Round Capital

Transaction Advisors
Investment Advisor

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Legal Advisor

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Investment Advisor

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Associate, Technology & Intellectual Property Group

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Attorney

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Chairman, Global M&A Practice

Advised onVice Media LLC purchases Refinery 29 from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Stripes LLC/NY, Hearst Interactive Media, First Round Capital, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Lerer Hippeau, WPP Plc /Private Equity

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Venture Partner, New York at Bowery Capital Management LLC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Advisor

Co-Founder at Refinery 29

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
2016
$5,000 - $10K
2015
Investments
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Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of high-profile, lifestyle-oriented content for many media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing. The company's media portfolio includes popular lifestyle brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music network Great American Country. On-air programming is complemented with online video, social media and e-commerce components on companion web sites reaching millions of fans around the world.It is organized around a consumer-centric philosophy that allows them to deliver content, products and services related to its Home, Food and Travel & Entertainment categories...whenever and wherever consumers want it. This keen focus has helped establish the firm as the leader in lifestyle media.Consumers have come to rely on its brands as trusted resources. This makes them valued partners to distributors and advertisers who seek to target its loyal audiences and connect with that passion it has helped create through its on-air programming, online content and new business ventures such as publishing, licensing and merchandising opportunities.The firm programming is viewed on every continent worldwide, while its web sites lead their respective categories with more than 18 million unique visitors every month. Its content distribution includes, but is not limited to, video on demand, the Internet, satellite radio, books, magazines, DVDs, videogames, and the latest mobile and emerging media. In addition, its brands touch consumers through branded merchandising such as kitchenware and other home products, food venues, and experiences as festivals and cruises.The firm is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville, San Francisco and Chevy Chase, Md.

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Executive Creative Director at Refinery 29

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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. provides media entertainment solutions. The firm creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms. The company was founded by Robert E. Turner on May 12, 1965 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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