Founders Fund

  1. Sean Parker Leaves Founders Fund

    March 06, 2014 11:15 PM EST Sean Parker has cut ties with Founders Fund.   Parker helped raise Facebook, invested in Spotify via Founders Fund and facilitated the partnership between the two companies. The maverick executive is a director at Spotify, and on his Facebook page ...

  2. Billboard's 2012 40 Under 40: Power Players On The Rise

    August 06, 2012 9:30 AM EDT For the first time in the eight-year history of the Billboard Power Players series, we present 40 Under 40, an elite list of the young executives who are propelling our industry with their artistic and business vision. continues below Lee Anders ...

  3. 40 Under 40: Sean Parker

    August 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Sean Parker Executive General Partnery, Founders Fund Website: foundersfund.com Twitter: @sparker Guiding the Musical Marketplace Sean Parker, 32, helped raise Facebook, invested in Spotify via Founders Fund and midwifed the partnership between th ...

  4. Nevada, D.C. and Missouri Have Most Live Music Per Capita, According to Ticket Startup

    June 28, 2011 6:09 PM EDT If you want a lot of live-music options, Las Vegas may be calling your name. According to statistics provided by secondary ticket search service SeatGeek , the state with the most concerts for the state's population is Nevada. Washington D.C. ...

  5. Spotify Raises $100 Million, But Remains Stuck at $1 Billion Valuation

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT As its long-awaited U.S. debut nears, Spotify has raised around $100 million of funding from DST, Kleiner Perkins and Accel, according to MediaMemo . This new funding reportedly values Spotify at $1 billion. Although its continues to grow in Europ ...

  6. Business Matters: Spotify Says No Truth To Apple Rumor

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Spotify: No Truth To Apple Rumor -- Spotify tells Billboard there is no truth in the rumor posted at TechCrunch that Apple is in very early, “on-again, off-again discussions” with the company. “We ...

  7. Updated: Sources: Spotify Reboots U.S. Label Negotiations

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Update: Given the time zone difference, Spotify was unable to comment on the original story, but the company has since cleared up a few things. The rumor that the Founder’s Fund Sean Parker may have been approached to lead the company’s U.S. opera ...

  8. Business Matters: The Vitality Of The Album Format, 'American Idol,' EMI Christian and more

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Don't look now, but a few people are recognizing ...