Founding History of SoundCloud

Founded by Alex Ljung and Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss.

Started design and development work in October 2006.

Launched in closed alpha in November 2006.

Purchased the domain name in May 2007.

Incorporated as SoundCloud Limited in August 2007.

Launched in closed beta in August 2007.

Launched commercially in October 2008.

Raised more than $540 M USD in 10 funding rounds.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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Year 1 of SoundCloud

Version 1 of SoundCloud (Website)

NOV 2006

Stats of SoundCloud

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013

2014 to 2017

2018 to 2020

Full Year 1 of SoundCloud

Y1 of SoundCloud.pdf

OCT 2006 to SEP 2007

Extras of SoundCloud

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

AUG 2007 Articles of Incorporation

OCT 2008 Interview with Alex Ljung

JAN 2009 Interview with Alex Ljung and Eric Wahlforss

NOV 2011 Interview with Alex Ljung Part 1

NOV 2011 Interview with Alex Ljung Part 2