Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations

Henry E. Nguyen  ⋅  11 Jul 2014 14:09:24

Rap Genius made three big moves today to further its goal to annotate the world. The founders tell me it’s raised a $40 million Series B led by Dan Gilbert and joined by previous investor Andreessen Horowitz at a valuation under $1 billion. It’s changed its name to Genius.com. And it’s launching embeddable annotations so any website can hover over text and see explanations and background info on what that text means. You can see a demo run of the embeds on Business Insider’s deep dive into the company.

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