Report: Spotify Is Now a $4 Billion Company




Spotify may be the latest startup to join the $4 billion valuation club.

The music streaming company has reportedly secured $250 million in new financing, valuing it at more than $4 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Spotify previously raised $100 million almost exactly a year ago at a $3 billion valuation

Spotify declined to comment on the report

An earlier report had suggested that Spotify was looking raise a new round of funding at a more than $5 billion valuation, but apparently that was too bullish

While Spotify's popularity and revenue has grown in recent years, it continues to lose money. Spotify reportedly doubled its revenues year-over-year in 2012 to nearly $600 million, but its net loss increased to $77 million. The extra funds may provide Spotify with more runway to continue its rapid expansion even as it continues to bleed money. Read more...

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