Acquired by on December 5, 2009
Total Equity Funding
$44.15M in 4 Rounds from 3 Investors
Palo Alto, California
Lala, an online music discovery platform, allows users to create shareable playlists and stream, upload and purchase music tracks.
Music Streaming, Internet, Music

Company Details


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.

Funding Rounds (4) - $44.15M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2008$20M / Series C3
Jan, 2007$5.7M / Series B2
Feb, 2006$9.05M / Venture2
Jan, 2005$9.4M / Series A2

Current Team (2)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Products (1)

  • Lala was launched in 2007

Competitors (7)

  • Gutscheinfenster.at provides timely and quality Coupons, Discounts & Deals information on popular online stores saving while shopping.
  • Deezer is an online platform and app that provides songs from a variety of genres.
  • Grooveshark is a free web-based music application that enables internet users listen to music on-demand.
  • imeem is an online music service that provides fans with access to songs they want.
  • Jukata Empowers a mobile subscriber to sync their Personal Media Library (via iTunesâ„¢ /Window Media Playerâ„¢) with Jukata’s “Media
  • Last.fm is an online music catalogue providing users with personalized recommendations based on their taste in music.
  • Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides restricted digital content from a range of record labels and artists.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Lala Headquarters

    209 Hamilton Ave

    Suite #200

    Palo Alto, California 94301

    United States

Past Team (1)


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