Friday, May 1, 2015
by Paul Resnikoff
It wasn’t a rumor: according to details confirmed this morning by CNBC, Spotify has now successfully raised a Series F (yes, F) of approximately $350 million. The round, led by Goldman Sachs, pushes Spotify’s total funding to roughly $900 million, and values the company north of $8 billion (yes, with a b).
Spotify has burned through hundreds of millions of dollars (see graph below). More critically, Spotify does not have a concrete path towards profitability, has no known or interested buyers capable of paying $8 billion-plus, nor any published plan for a Wall Street IPO. Spotify does, however, have 15 million paying subscribers, though that number is far too low to sustain the business on its own.
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Spotify Just Raised Another $350 Million… – Digital Music News.