Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and technologist who started his first company in 1997 at the age of 14. He is currently the CEO of Spotify, which he co-founded in 2006 together with Martin Lorentzon.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives on-demand access to over millions of songs, wherever you are. The music service makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Spotify is available on the computer, smartphone, and a whole heap of other devices from Android to iPod.
Prior to Spotify, Daniel founded Advertigo, the online advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, having previously held senior roles at Nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay). Daniel was also CTO at Stardoll, the fashion and entertainment community for tweens.
|Oct 14, 2016||TechCrunch - Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon steps down as chairman, CEO Daniel Ek steps up|
|Sep 22, 2016||Sydney Morning Herlad - How Google, Amazon and Starbucks and other famous companies got their names|
|Sep 14, 2016||Mattermark - Tracking Spotify’s Growth To 40 Million Subscribers|
|Sep 14, 2016||9to5Mac - Spotify hits 40 million paid subscriber milestone, outpacing Apple Music’s growth|
|Jul 31, 2016||iPhone in Canada - Kayne West Wants Apple to Buy Tidal to End ‘Beef’ Between Both Music Streaming Services|
|Jul 20, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Here's when music giant Spotify will finally IPO|
|Jul 20, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Here's when music giant Spotify will finally IPO|
|Jul 9, 2016||Business Insider Australia - And now Vinod Khosla, one of the Valley's most powerful VCs, has been hacked|