Rebel Girls is a certified B Corporation that is committed to empowering girls through its women-focused content, including books and podcasts. Founded by Elena Favilli, the company's content focuses on the biographies of women from around the world and throughout history.
Since the release of its first book, ""Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,"" in 2016, the company has expanded to produce numerous additional titles and has sold over 8.5 million books. Rebel Girls has also ventured into audio, digital, products, and live events, with its podcast surpassing 22 million downloads. Furthermore, the startup has successfully secured content partnership deals with high-profile brands such as Nike, Google, and Alaska Airlines.
Recently, Rebel Girls announced that it has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by publishing giant Penguin Random House, with investments also coming from notable figures such as Asma Ishaq, Jenny Zhu, and Jocelyn Mangan from Common Sense Growth, philanthropist Melissa Kushner, musician Joan Jett and her company Blackheart, and children's entertainment executive Stephanie Sperber from Imagine Kids + Family. In conjunction with the funding, DK Publishing co-CEO Paul Kelly will join the Rebel Girls board of directors on behalf of Penguin Random House.
2023 • Series A
Global, multi-platform empowerment brand dedicated to helping raise the most inspired and confident generation of girls.
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