Acast is a podcasting app and web service that provides free, on-demand audio content, enhanced by additional rich media and links. Acast currently hosts 50% of commercial podcasts broadcast in the UK, including content from xfm, Naked Scientists, Spectator, ASOS, and The Guardian. The platform enables producers to host podcasts for free and monetise them via its ad-supported platform. Clean advert breaks can be inserted to ensure the flow of an episode is not disrupted. In 2014, just four months after launch, Acast was named Start-up of the Year by IDG magazine, Internetworld, and ‘Most innovative media service’ at leading mobile industry awards Mobilgalan.

Stockholm, SE
Size (employees)
97 (est)-1%
Acast was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Stockholm, SE
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Acast Office Locations

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

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$32.6 m

Latest funding size

$19.50 m

Time since last funding

7 months ago


Acast's latest funding round in September 2017 was reported to be $19.5 m. In total, Acast has raised $32.6 m

Acast Financials

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

Revenue (FY, 2016)

50.4 b

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


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

21.3 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(52.6 b)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(52.6 b)

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

15.7 b
SEKFY, 2015FY, 2016


16.4 b50.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

9.2 b29.1 b

Gross profit

7.1 b21.3 b
SEKFY, 2015FY, 2016


40.1 b15.7 b

Accounts Receivable

950.7 m708.7 m


74.1 m57 m

Current Assets

47.2 b33.4 b
SEKY, 2016


1 b

Financial Leverage

1.5 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 News and Updates

The podcast industry wants to befriend Alexa

This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement …

Swedish podcast platform Acast raises $19.5 million to go global

Podcast platform Acast, based in Stockholm, has raised $19.5 million in a Series B round from Swedbank Robur’s Ny Teknik and Microcap funds to continue its internationalisation. Other investors in the round include Norron Asset Management’s funds Target and Select, bringing Acast’s total funding to …

Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets

Audio and podcasting platform Acast has raised $19.5 million from a group of Swedish investors, including Swedbank Robur funds Ny Teknik and Microcap. Founded out of Stockholm in 2014, Acast is an all-encompassing podcast platform that seeks to join the dots between creators, listeners, and advertis…

Acast introduces programmatic ads to its podcast platform

 Acast says it’s time for podcasts to embrace programmatic advertising. With its publishing and monetization tools, Acast has already moved beyond the generally low-tech state of podcast advertising, but launching a marketplace for programmatic (i.e. automated algorithmic) ad-buying is the next step…

Europe’s fastest-growing young tech companies: announcing the European Tech30 2017

For the fourth year in a row Adyen and TNW teamed up to find the fastest growing companies in Europe’s six hottest startup ecosystems: The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, and Sweden. We screened hundreds of young companies, in the end focusing on one key metric: percentage growth in rev…
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