CDNOW Overview

  • Founded
  • 1994

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 502

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $138M

CDNOW General Information


Operator of an online music platform. The company provides pre-recorded music, compact discs, digital downloads, entertainment-related products and a source of entertainment-related content.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Entertainment Software
Other Industries
Movies, Music and Entertainment
Primary Office
  • 1005 Virginia Drive
  • Fort Washington, PA 19034
  • United States

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CDNOW Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Merger/Acquisition 01-Sep-2000 $138M 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC 05-May-2000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC 14-Mar-2000 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Merger/Acquisition 13-Mar-2000 Cancelled Generating Revenue
3. PIPE 11-May-1999 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. IPO 10-Feb-1998 $65.6M $75.6M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC 14-Aug-1997 $10M $10M Completed Product Development
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CDNOW Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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CDNOW Former Investors (5)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Allen & Company Investment Bank Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Grotech Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Grupo Carso Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Keystone Venture Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Spring Lake Equity Partners PE/Buyout Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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