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Spotify History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Spotify?

Spotify was founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

When did design and development efforts start at Spotify?

Spotify started design and development efforts in March 2006.

When did Spotify purchase its domain name?

Spotify purchased the spotify.com domain name in April 2006.

When did Spotify launch publicly?

Spotify launched in alpha mode in June 2006, in closed beta in May 2007, and commercially in October 2008.

When was Spotify incorporated?

Spotify was incorporated as Spotify AB in December 2006.

How much venture capital did Spotify raise?

Spotify raised more than $2.7 billion USD in 24 funding rounds. 

When did Spotify go public?

Spotify started trading on the NYSE in April 2018.

Where was Spotify headquartered?

Spotify was/is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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What happened during the year 1 of Spotify?


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Month 11

Month 12

What was the version 1 of Spotify like?

MAY 2007

 What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Spotify?

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013

2014 to 2017


What were some of the extra materials about Spotify?

2012 JUN Daniel Ek interview

Form F-1.pdf

2018 FEB Form F-1