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21 February 1983 |
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He founded his first company in 1997 at the age of 14. His ventures have included the founding of Advertigo, the advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler and has been a part of the Nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay) and Evertigo.
Ek's previous jobs include CTO at Jajja Communications, CTO at Stardoll and CEO of µTorrent, the world's most popular BitTorrent client with more than 100 million downloads. Daniel Ek joined the IT Gymnasiet in Sundbyberg. He enrolled at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology but did not complete his degree.
In 2006, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, co-founder of TradeDoubler, set up Spotify AB in Stockholm, Sweden. In October 2008 the company launched its legal music streaming service Spotify. Daniel Ek currently serves as a CEO of Spotify.
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