| February 16, 2016

Worldreader is one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative NGOs of 2016


Technology makes our lives better every day. At Worldreader, we believe that technology can also be an incredible force for good.

Since 2010, we’ve reached millions of readers in the developing world with digital books to improve and change their lives. Technology enables us to do this in a low-cost, effective way. We’re incredibly proud that Fast Company has recognized us as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profit Companies of 2016!

Mother reads books to her daughter on worldreader library

Every year Fast Company releases its highly anticipated edition of Most Innovative Companies. The magazine’s editor, Robert Safian, described the 2016 companies: “This year’s package—which includes top ten lists in 27 sectors—emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, agile business models, cultures of creativity, and ability to adapt in today’s fast-paced world.”  

Our partners are so integral to Worldreader’s impact. Each one of them is profoundly passionate about innovating to improve people’s lives through education and technology. Together, we’re able to achieve scale and impact that is truly transformative.

And our supporters simply rock. You share our vision of a literate world and with your help we’re reaching more people with digital books every day.

This year’s Top 10 Not-For-Profit companies include the likes of Black Lives Matter, UNICEF and Humans of New York, among others. Each of these organizations is playing their part in designing our future. We believe that our world should be a literate one. “We are grateful to play a part in creating a more literate world, and are deeply humbled to have our work acknowledged by Fast Company” says our CEO and Co-Founder David Risher.

A big congratulations to all of this year’s Most Innovative Companies – we’re in great company and extremely excited about the staggering progress we’ll see in 2016.

a free library of books on mobile phones with worldreader

Interested in learning more about the work we do? Find out how Worldreader is bringing digital books to millions around the world.