In the world of music streaming, SoundCloud stands out as the most open and authentic, people-powered platform with the largest catalogue of content available today. It’s the only place you can find the biggest names in music, right alongside the best emerging talent. And through its connected community of creators, curators and listeners, it is a driving force in the proliferation of music culture.
Join us at Factory for a conversation with SoundCloud’s Alex Ljung, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Wahlforss, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, as they discuss the entrepreneurial journey of building SoundCloud in Berlin from a concept and mission, to more than 175 million users and a growing commercial business.
About Alex Ljung
Alexander Ljung is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SoundCloud. Since its inception in 2007, Alex has been responsible for overseeing SoundCloud’s vision, strategy and leadership. Under Alex’s leadership, SoundCloud has accomplished exponential growth and, today, has more than 12 million creators heard on the platform every month.
About Eric Wahlforss
Eric Wahlforss is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SoundCloud. Since its inception in 2007, Eric has been responsible for overseeing product strategy, engineering and design, and to date, has built a team of more than 150 engineers and product and design specialists to support the development and creation of the SoundCloud platform and products.
Meet the moderator
Esra Dogramaci has recently joined Deutsche Welle from the BBC where she was a digital consultant. She has worked on digital transformation projects across the broadcaster. Previously, Esra was with Al Jazeera in Qatar and Turkey and prior to that in communications at UNICEF and the UN headquarters. She’s also a former national team athlete, representing Australia in Ice Hockey and appears on radio, tv and online usually talking about the digital space and Turkey.
Dec 7th, 2016 @ Factory Berlin
Rheinsberger Straße 76/77 | 10115 Berlin