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Shazam History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Shazam?

Shazam was founded by Chris Barton, Dhiraj Mukherjee, Philip Inghelbrecht, and Avery Wang.

When did design and development efforts start at Shazam?

Shazam started its design and development efforts in October 1999.

When was Shazam incorporated?

Shazam was incorporated as Shazam Entertainment Ltd in May 2000.

When did Shazam purchase its domain name?

Shazam purchased the shazam.com domain name in December 2000.

When did Shazam launch publicly?

Shazam launched commercially in August 2002.

How much venture capital did Shazam raise?

Shazam raised over $140 million US in 13 rounds of funding.

When was Shazam acquired?

Shazam accepted an acquisition offer from Apple in December 2017.

Where was Shazam headquartered?

Shazam was/is headquartered in London, UK.

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