Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
US$109m Access Industries, Orange 20 Jan 2016
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The Songs Remain The Same, But Music Industry Is Adapting

Music streaming usage doubled in the US last year and could do so again in 2016 with Apple Music, Google’s YouTube Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora, as well as SoundCloud’s newly launched streaming app all competing to bring new users onto their...

Read More07 Oct 16
5 Most-Significant Music Investments In 2016

Of all the industries undergoing tech disruption, it’s music that is arguably undergoing the most public and profound embarrassment. But while the music industry incumbents continue to comet to grasps with shifting consumer habits, new music...

Read More15 Jun 16
Uber Raises USD3.5bn & Musk On Mars

Uber taking on USD3.5bn from the Saudi government and Elon Musk on cyborgs, simulations and Martian governance. These are the stories shaping tech today.  1. Uber Closes Largest Round To Date Ride-sharing giant Uber has taken its largest tranche of...

Read More02 Jun 16
EXPERT COMMENT: Will ‘Amazon And Chill’ Become A Thing?

One of the unifying results of the digital revolution is its impact on prices. Consumers expect more storage, faster speeds and more mobile data, all for less money. But earlier this week, Amazon flipped the script and launched Prime monthly and Prime...

Read More25 Apr 16
5 Most-Interesting European Deals In January

European startups kept piling on the funding in January, raising just over USD500m. UK startups took the most funding, followed by France and then Germany. In many ways this understates the importance of Germany as accelerator/venture capital/startup...

Read More17 Feb 16
5 Key European Investments

European tech is enjoying a strong start to the year with January seeing a 16% increase in total year-on-year venture capital investment to reach just short of half a billion dollars. This comes despite concerns of volatility on global public markets...

Read More02 Feb 16
Money For Nothing - Why Spotify’s Taking On Another USD500m

Europe’s music-streaming players are kicking off the year with a cash grab. It started with Deezer and now it's Spotify. The streaming market leader is reportedly looking to borrow USD500m through a convertible debt offering. First reported by Swedish...

Read More28 Jan 16
Valuation Correction Isn’t Just Affecting Unicorns

Much of the talk about the ongoing correction in valuations that’s driving the narrative of tech investing at the start of this year surrounds the fate of high-valued, so-called unicorn companies. Last year saw the number of firms with valuations north...

Read More22 Jan 16
What 5 Deals Already Reveal About Music In 2016

It’s not yet the end of January, but players in the ever-competitive music space are already making moves in an effort to get a beat ahead of the competition. Apple’s announcement that it now counts 10m subscribers on board with Apple Music...

Read More21 Jan 16
Deezer Raises USD109m For Music Streaming Service

French music streaming service Deezer has raised EUR100m (USD109m). The Series E funding was led by Access Industries with additional participation from Orange. Deezer says its service is now available in more than 180 countries and has more than 40m...

Read More20 Jan 16