Founding History of Shazam

Founded by Chris Barton, Dhiraj Mukherjee, Philip Inghelbrecht, and Avery Wang.

Started design and development work in October 1999.

Incorporated as Shazam Entertainment Ltd in May 2000.

Purchased the shazam.com domain name in December 2000.

Launched commercially in August 2002.

Raised over $140 million US in 13 rounds of funding.

Accepted acquisition offer from Apple in December 2017.

Headquartered in London, UK.

The Year 1 is available in a book put together by one of the members of our team. Click on the thumbnail below to find more details about the book.