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Acast is a podcasting app and web service that provides free, on-demand audio content, enhanced by additional media and links. The platform enables producers to host podcasts for free and monetise them via its ad-supported platform. 

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQStockholm, SE
Websiteacast.com

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)345(+5%)
Revenue (FY, 2016)KR50.4 B(+209%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Acast Office Locations

Acast has offices in Stockholm, New York and London
Stockholm, SE (HQ)
Kungsgatan 28
London, GB
1 27 Corsham St
New York, NY, US
72 Allen St
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Acast Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2013

Acast total Funding

$70.2 m

Acast latest funding size

$35 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Acast investors

Acast's latest funding round in December 2018 was reported to be $35 m. In total, Acast has raised $70.2 m
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Acast Revenue

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Acast's revenue was reported to be kr50.37 b in FY, 2016 which is a 208.1% increase from the previous period.
SEK

Revenue (FY, 2016)

50.4b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %

208.1%

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

21.3b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %

42.2%

Net income (FY, 2016)

(52.6b)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(52.6b)

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

15.7b
  • Source: Company Filings
SEKFY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

16.4b50.4b

Revenue growth, %

208%

Cost of goods sold

9.2b29.1b

Gross profit

7.1b21.3b
  • Source: Company Filings
SEKFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

40.1b15.7b

Accounts Receivable

950.7m708.7m

Inventories

74.1m57.0m

Current Assets

47.2b33.4b
  • Source: Company Filings
SEKFY, 2015

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Acast Operating Metrics

Acast's Unique Users was reported to be 1 m in May, 2015.
May, 2015

Monthly Streams

12 m

Unique Users

1 m
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Acast Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
RadioPublicFebruary 19, 2021
PippaApril 25, 2019

Acast Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

79/100

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Acast Online and Social Media Presence

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Acast News and Updates

Comscore Brings Innovation to Podcast Advertising, Enabling Brand Safety Protections for Acast Podcast Inventory

RESTON, Va., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, today announced an agreement with Acast, one of the most eminent podcast platforms, to provide brand safety targeting solutions for...

Acast expands its support for paid podcasts with Acast+

After partnering with Patreon last year to support patron-only podcasts, Acast has developed a full suite of subscription tools called Acast+. The company has experimented with paywalled podcasts beyond Patreon in the past, but Acast+ appears to be its most comprehensive offering yet. Podcasters who…

Acast initiates a review of potential strategic and financial initiatives

STOCKHOLM, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Acast today announces that it will conduct a review of potential strategic and financial initiatives, including the company's capital structure as well as an initial public offering and listing of the company's shares....

Acast acquires podcasting startup RadioPublic

Podcast advertising company Acast is announcing that it has acquired RadioPublic, the startup that spun out of public radio marketplace PRX in 2016. At first, RadioPublic’s main product was a mobile app for podcast listening, and it still supports the app. But co-founder and Chief Product Officer Ma…

Patreon and Acast partner for patron-only podcast distribution

Patreon and Acast are teaming up to make it easier for podcasters to publish episodes that are only available to the patrons financially supporting them on Patreon. Most paywall solutions for podcasts are pretty clunky or limited. That’s why Acast launched technology last year that allows publishers…

Acast and Patreon team up to launch subscriber-only podcast service

Acast and Patreon have joined forces to launch a new service that will allow podcast creators to make exclusive content The post Acast and Patreon team up to launch subscriber-only podcast service appeared first on CityAM.
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Acast Blogs

Going to Podcast Movement 2021? Here’s where to find us

Headed to Nashville for Podcast Movement 2021 in person? Tuning in for the virtual conference? Make sure to say hi to Acast — we’ll be all over.If you’re there in person, we’d love to have you drop by our exhibit at the conference, located at Booth 411. While you’re there, we invite you to check out…

Pioneering programmatic in podcasting: what we’ve learned in 4 years as market leaders

By Kevin McCaul, Global Head of Ad Ops, and Michael Bayston, Global Head of AutomationSince 2017, Acast has pioneered programmatic ad buying for the podcast industry. And 2020 saw all our hard work begin to pay off, as we achieved 215% year-on-year growth in our programmatic ad sales revenue.2021 is…

Acast adds new Brand Suitability controls for advertisers

Global partnership with Comscore brings further innovation to the Acast MarketplaceAcast — the global independent power source of podcasting — is now providing Brand Suitability controls for brands advertising through the Acast Marketplace, the world’s leading premium podcast marketplace. This new i…

MECCA Talks provides an all-access pass to beauty, business and lifestyle experts

MECCA Brands, Australasia’s leading beauty retailer, has announced the launch of MECCA Talks, which marks the business’s entrance into the world of podcasting. In partnership with Acast, MECCA Talks features conversations with brand founders, industry experts and MECCA’s in-house specialists; deep d…

The Elements is a new Acast Creator Network podcast hosted by Thredbo survivor Stuart Diver

From the audio producer of The Teacher’s Pet comes The Elements, a new Acast Creator Network podcast hosted by Thredbo survivor Stuart DiverThe Elements, a new podcast that journeys into the heart of surviving a natural disaster, will be hosted and distributed by the creator-first podcast company Ac…

Acast launches Acast Creative in the US to offer brands the best creative solutions

Acast launches Acast Creative in the US to offer brands the best creative solutions and more tailored listening experiencesShantae Howell appointed Creative Director of the Americas to lead regional chargeAcast, the creator-first podcast company, has announced the expansion of its Acast Creative off…
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Acast Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Acast founded?

    Acast was founded in 2013.

  • How many employees does Acast have?

    Acast has 345 employees.

  • What is Acast revenue?

    Latest Acast annual revenue is kr50.4 b.

  • What is Acast revenue per employee?

    Latest Acast revenue per employee is kr146 m.

  • Who are Acast competitors?

    Competitors of Acast include Spreaker, Space Ape and BlueStacks.

  • Where is Acast headquarters?

    Acast headquarters is located at Kungsgatan 28, Stockholm.

  • Where are Acast offices?

    Acast has offices in Stockholm, New York and London.

  • How many offices does Acast have?

    Acast has 3 offices.