Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

Exit

Acquired byApple
Price$80M
Date12/2009
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Offices

Lala Headquarters
209 Hamilton Ave
Suite #200
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
USA

People

Funding

TOTAL $44.2M
FUNDING TOTAL $44.2M
Series A, 1/2005
Bain Capital Ventures
Ignition Partners
$9.4M
Venture Round, 2/2006
Ignition Partners
Bain Capital Ventures
$9.05M
Series B, 1/2007
Bain Capital Ventures
Ignition Partners
$5.7M
Series C, 1/2008
Bain Capital Ventures
Ignition Partners
Warner Music Group
$20M

Competitors

Tags

Lala

Lala is a hub for online music discovery and purchasing. Users can listen for free music, adding tracks to their playlist as they surf. members who download a plugin can turn Lala into an online music locker that syncs their desktop music libraries to their Lala account. Long uploads aren’t necessary. If Lala already has the song in their library, they simply unlock the file to you online.

It was announced by the New York Times on December 4, 2009, that Lala was acquired by Apple, Inc.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Lala — Lala announces closing its doors. No new users as of May 31, 2010. (4/30/10)
    Posted 4/30/10 at 10:38am via lala.com
  • Handshake
    Lala was acquired by Apple for $80M. (12/5/09)
    Posted 12/5/09 at 12:23pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Lala — Apple acquires Lala.com for over $80 million. (12/1/09)
    Posted 4/29/10 at 11:48pm via cnet.com
  • Dollar
    Lala received $20M in Series C funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 12/16/08 at 10:43pm
  • Dollar
    Lala received $5.7M in Series B funding. (1/1/07)
    Posted 6/5/07 at 4:39am
  • Check
    Lala added Geoff Ralston as CEO. (1/1/07)
    Posted 12/16/08 at 9:48pm
  • Dollar
    Lala received $9.05M in Venture Round funding. (2/13/06)
    Posted 3/28/10 at 10:44pm
  • Dollar
    Lala received $9.4M in Series A funding. (1/1/05)
    Posted 12/16/08 at 8:40pm
  • Check
    Lala added John Kuch as PR.
    Posted 6/5/07 at 5:07am
  • Check
    Lala added Bill Nguyen as Board.
    Posted 6/5/07 at 5:07am
  • Check
    Lala added Mike Nino as Designer.
    Posted 4/22/13 at 3:43pm

Videos

Screenshots

Lala screenshot
Above: Sarah Strain
Uploaded: 11/1/10

Products

Lala

Websitelala.com
Blogwoxy.lala.com/blog
Launch DateJune 4, 2007
Tags another-test
Lala screenshot
Above: Lala Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Lala

Sources

  1. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. company [edit]
  3. EDGAR [edit]
  4. company [edit]
  5. company [edit]
  6. Is Google preparing to challenge iTunes in the cloud? (news.cnet.com) [edit]
    Lala (lala.com) [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 8/7/13

Revision History RSS Picture

Sharing

Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize ยป

TechCrunch Posts TechCrunch Logo Small Picture

Techmeme Posts Techmeme Logo Small Picture

External Links

CrunchBase API

Sponsors



Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy