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Published on June 10, 2024

The Story of Shazam

In this initial episode of the “Lucidity Insights: Startup Spotlights,” we sit down with Chris Barton, the founding CEO of Shazam. Chris shares the incredible journey of creating Shazam, a revolutionary music identification app downloaded over 2 billion times. We explore the challenges he faced, from developing groundbreaking technology ahead of its time to navigating the startup world before the era of smartphones. Chris also discusses the perseverance needed to overcome near-impossible obstacles, the creative fundraising strategies that sustained Shazam, and their successful acquisition by Apple. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on innovation, resilience, and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives tech trailblazers.

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