The key numbers behind Spotify's highly anticipated direct listing [datagraphic]

April 3, 2018 View comment (1)
Spotify has finally arrived on the New York Stock Exchange after a long-awaited direct listing.

If you need a refresher, that means it's listing existing shares as opposed to creating new ones, and the company also isn't raising any new capital. This sort of exit is unheard of for a tech unicorn and has historically only been used by small-cap companies, like biotechs and real estate investment trusts.

We'll be keeping a close eye on the music streaming company's market debut. For now, here's a look at Spotify's history, from its first round of venture capital funding to its exit a decade later.


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