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BirthplaceBrockton, MA
Birthdate12/10/80

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Current Companies

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Co-Founder, Board of Directors
Advisor
Founding Advisor
CEO & Co-Founder

Former Companies

Founder, CTO
Founder
Adviser
GM, Rupture

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Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1998 while attending Northeastern University.

Fanning has since founded SNOCAP, a B2B Music Distributor, in 2002, and Rupture, an MMORPG social network in 2006. Both companies were sold in 2008 — SNOCAP to imeem, and Rupture to Electronic Arts.

Since leaving Electronic Arts, Fanning co-founded Path.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Sproutling 9/2013Seed$2.6M7
uBeam 4/2013Debt$1.37M4
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
Wavii 7/2010Seed$2M11
SimpleGeo 11/2009Seed$1.47M15
Square 11/2009Series A$10M19

Videos

Sources

  1. Wearable Baby Monitor Developer Sproutling Raises $2.6M From First Round And Others To Raise Parenting IQ (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  3. UberCab raises $1.25M to end your futile search for taxis (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  4. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Techcrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. TechCrunch, SEC (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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