Yuri Milner Confirms DST-Spotify Deal

Spotify founders Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek
Spotify founders Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek

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There had been reports that huge late-stage internet investment firm DST was going to make an investment in popular music-streaming app Spotify, but they hadn’t been confirmed.This week Forbes has a profile of DST founder Yuri Milner, which casually mentions that DST has “tentatively” agreed to take a 5% stake in Spotify for $100 million, which would value the company at $2 billion. As far as we know that’s the first (somewhat) official confirmation of the deal we’ve seen. It’s certainly the first time we’ve seen the valuation.

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