Rdio was the first modern music streaming service to arrive in America, co-founded by our very own Carter Adamson and Niklas Zennström, along with Janus Friis.
Rdio offered ad-supported free streaming and ad-free subscription streaming services in 85 countries, and built one of the most famed product teams ever assembled.
They made some mistakes along the way, but they also got a lot of things right before anyone else. To quote this thorough post-mortem by The Verge “The people who made it focused to a fault on making something beautiful, something that celebrated the music they love.” The product has achieved cult status and still has many staunch and rueful fans.
They bring their battle scars and lessons learned, as well as their passion for beautiful product, to Atomico to help our founders today.