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Philippe von Borries

Philippe von Borries



I want to celebrate independent style, help people discover the world’s greatest independent designers and makers, and inspire confidence worldwide.





2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Entrepreneurs

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Entrepreneurs category recognizes those who see opportunity and build solutions—founders and leaders who are in pursuit of passion and follow their vision.

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Founder, Co-CEO

I founded Refinery29 along with my three co-founders, with the goal of building a destination to celebrate independent style and help people discover the world’s greatest independent designers and makers. Today, Refinery29 is re-inventing the global media landscape. Reaching over 145 million people globally across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, social and video, R29 is now the largest digital lifestyle media company in the United States with 24/7 content in a multitude of categories—from fashion to politics. Every day, our mission is to fearlessly inspire confidence and celebrate individuality in people everywhere. Currently, I focus on corporate strategy and direction for the company’s product, marketing and content.


The Power of Millennials

We’re a career-focused generation with unprecedented access to information. We’re connected to the world but see ourselves as individuals; we’re eager to spark change across a spectrum of politics, environment, nutrition, technology. We have indescribable confidence, an innate sense of power and self-belief.

Read the full article here.

Interview with WIE Network

I sat down with WIE Network (Women, Inspiration, Enterprise) to have a conversation about the genesis and growth of the largest online destination for women in the US.


The Webby Awards

Refinery29 has won three of these awards, which honor the best of the internet.


Ernst & Young

Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Media Category.


Inc. 500

Refinery29 has won four consecutive Inc. 500 awards for fastest growing companies in the US.



Nomination for Best Website.



Let’s stop talking about the Millennial Generation and start talking about the new, global psyche.

Read more here.

Columbia University

BS, Finance