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TypePrivate company
FoundedAugust 2012, 21; 9 years ago (21-08-2012)
FounderHolger Seim
Niklas Jansen
Sebastian Klein
Tobias Balling
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
ProductsBlinkist App
Total assetsIncrease US$35 million (2018)[1] Edit this at Wikidata

Blinks Labs GmbH, commonly known as Blinkist, is a German book-summarizing subscription service based in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 2012 and has 18 million users as of 2021.[2]

The service provides summaries of over 3,000 bestselling non-fiction books, 15-minute reads, otherwise known as Blinks or book-in-blinks.[3]

Blinkist is available as a web-app and a mobile application. The summaries are available in English and German.[1]

Blinkist's competitors include Sumizeit, BUUK App, Booknotes, Snapreads, ReadingIQ, getAbstract, Instaread, BookRags and Quiddity.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Blinkist raises $18.8M for its condensed reading platform for non-fiction books".
  2. ^ "Blinkist: Serving curious minds". Blinkist. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  3. ^ Cain, Sian (9 December 2018). "Blink and you'll miss it: can you really digest a whole book in 15 minutes?" – via
  4. ^ What are the alternatives to Blinkist?

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