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The Echo Nest, 3/2014
Tunigo, 5/2013


Series A, 10/2008
Li Ka-shing
Horizons Ventures
Series B, 8/2009
Wellington Partners
Li Ka-shing
Horizons Ventures
Series C, 2/2010
Sean Parker
Founders Fund
Series D, 6/2011
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Accel Partners
Digital Sky Technologies
Secondary Market Transaction, 2012
137 Ventures
Series E, 11/2012
Goldman Sachs
Fidelity Ventures
The Coca-Cola Company
Series F, 11/2013
Technology Crossover Ventures




Spotify has created a lightweight software application that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums with virtually no buffering delay. It was launched in the fall of 2008 and had over 24 million users in March 2013.

Spotify offers streaming music from major and independent record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Users download Spotify and then log onto their service enabling the on-demand streaming of music. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches.

Users can register either for free accounts supported by visual and radio-style advertising or for paid subscriptions without ads and with a range of extra features such as higher bitrate streams and offline access to music.

A paid “Premium” subscription is required to use Spotify on mobile devices.

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  1. Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Spotify buys music discovery app Tunigo (gigaom.com) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Spotify seals $50m funding while awaiting iPhone approval (mobile-ent.biz) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Euro Music Service Spotify Raises $100M at $1B+ Valuation (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
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  8. Spotify raises $100m in investment round - report (musicweek.com) [edit]
  9. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify's $250M International Growth Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Sources: Spotify Takes Investment From Sean Parker At Founders Fund (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Spotify’s 1 Million Milestone (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    Spotify Announcing US Launch; Closing European Service To Fund It (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Spotify U.S. Launch: Revolutionary or Just Another Music Streaming Service? (abcnews.go.com) [edit]
    Now With 2.5 Million Customers, Spotify Tries Patenting Itself (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    New round could make Spotify sing for a $3.5B valuation (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Spotify is pressing play on a new $220M round at a $4B valuation (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Spotify, a perfect platform for Apps (spotify.com) [edit]
    Spotify partners with Ford to bring its music streaming service to Sync-equipped cars (theverge.com) [edit]
    Spotify hits 6 million paid users as market for music streaming heats up (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    Report: Spotify raising funds at $5.3B valuation (fiercemobilecontent.com) [edit]
    Spotify Drops Free Web Listening Time Limit Everywhere – A Big Scalability Milestone (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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