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Dhingana, 3/2014

Funding

TOTAL $17.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $17.5M
Seed, 10/2009
Janus Friis
Skype
Atomico
Venture Round, 2/2011
Mangrove Capital Partners
Atomico
Janus Friis
$17.5M

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Rdio

Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 12 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that’s available everywhere - on the web, in-home or in-car, on an iPad or smartphone, and even offline.

Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada and Brazil, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Rdio acquired Dhingana. (3/14/14)
    Posted 3/14/14 at 11:53am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Rdio added Sean Smith as Director of Client Engineering. (2/17/14)
    Posted 3/6/14 at 2:35pm
  • Check
    Rdio — Rdio Offers Free Streaming On The Web (1/17/14)
    Posted 1/17/14 at 11:20am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Rdio — Rdio Launches In 20 New Countries (12/11/13)
    Posted 12/11/13 at 10:05am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Rdio added Anthony Bay as CEO. (12/1/13)
    Posted 12/3/13 at 9:49am
  • Check
    Rdio added Zack Dever as Software Engineer. (12/1/12)
    Posted 4/18/13 at 4:24am
  • Check
    Rdio added Grant Gold as Senior Product Designer. (7/15/12)
    Posted 4/29/13 at 3:40pm
  • Check
    Rdio — As Spotify Nears U.S. Launch, Rdio Launches A Native Windows App (6/29/11)
    Posted 6/29/11 at 2:33pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Rdio received $17.5M in Venture Round funding. (2/3/11)
    Posted 2/3/11 at 1:07am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Rdio — Rdio playlists now available in Twitter status (12/7/10)
    Posted 12/28/10 at 10:45am via rdio.com
  • Check
    Rdio — Rdio opens to public (8/3/10)
    Posted 8/3/10 at 1:46pm via venturebeat.com
  • Check
    Rdio added Adam Polselli as Product Designer. (12/14/09)
    Posted 1/12/10 at 5:56pm
  • Check
    Rdio added Marisol Segal as Exec Dir, Relations & Marketing. (12/1/09)
    Posted 9/30/13 at 12:15pm
  • Check
    Rdio added Craig Kimerer as Senior Software Engineer. (11/7/09)
    Posted 11/10/09 at 2:48pm
  • Check
    Rdio added Wilson Miner as Head of Design. (11/1/09)
    Posted 11/12/09 at 5:17pm
  • Dollar
    Rdio received () in Seed funding. (10/14/09)
    Posted 2/2/11 at 10:51pm via techcrunch.com

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Sources

  1. Rdio Acquires India’s Troubled Music Streaming Startup Dhingana To Push For Global Expansion (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Skype Founders Take A Break From Starting Lawsuits To Start Music Company (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Exclusive: Social Music Startup Rdio Raises $17.5 Million, Adds Rob Cavallo To Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Music service Rdio opens to public with $4.99 subscriptions (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Discover More Music with Rdio and Twitter (blog.rdio.com) [edit]
    As Spotify Nears U.S. Launch, Rdio Launches A Native Windows App (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Rdio Launches In 20 New Countries, As 57% Of New Users Come From Outside U.S. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Thanks To Ads, Rdio Now Offers Free Streaming On The Web (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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