Shazam provides an application for connecting artists and fans through music discovery. It enables people to discover, explore and share their favorite music and TV. Shazam can identify music, movies, advertising and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. 

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
387 (est)
Shazam was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at Shazam

Rich Riley

Rich Riley

Chief Executive Officer
Todd Saypoff

Todd Saypoff

Greg Glenday

Greg Glenday

Chief Revenue Officer
Fabio Santini

Fabio Santini

Chief Product Officer
Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Executive Chairman
Antonious Porch

Antonious Porch

General Counsel
Avery Wang

Avery Wang

Founder & Chief Scientist

Shazam Office Locations

Shazam has offices in London, New York, Redwood City, Los Angeles and in 3 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
North Sydney, AU
100 Walker St
Chicago, US
410 North Michigan Avenue
San Diego, US
16955 Via Del Campo
Los Angeles, US
1990 South Bundy Drive
Redwood City, US
2114 Broadway Street
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Shazam Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$143.5 m

Latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years


Shazam's latest funding round in February 2015 was reported to be $30 m. In total, Shazam has raised $143.5 m. Shazam's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Shazam Financials

Shazam's revenue was reported to be £40.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

40.3 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

37.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(4.5 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(2 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(4.1 m)

Market valuation

1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

27.8 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.6 m7.3 m10.6 m15.6 m21.8 m31 m36 m35.2 m40.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

645.2 k886.9 k516.9 k932.2 k2.3 m2.8 m2.8 m2.2 m2.7 m

Gross profit

4 m6.4 m10.1 m14.7 m19.5 m28.3 m33.2 m32.9 m37.5 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(1.3 m)(89.9 k)(635.4 k)(619.4 k)(3.3 m)(2 m)(14.8 m)(16.7 m)(4.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

263.1 k3.3 m1.3 m(4 m)(813.3 k)(11.2 m)(14.5 m)(1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

4343.1 m12.3 m11 m12.2 m5 m31.3 m55.8 k

Net Change in Cash

(151.6 k)4.1 m11.5 m(5.9 m)10.4 m(8.2 m)16.4 m(874.4 k)
    GBPY, 2016


    124.9 k

    Financial Leverage

    1.2 x
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    Shazam Operating Metrics

    Shazam's Monthly Unique Users was reported to be 10.6 m in Mar, 2017
    Mar, 2017

    Monthly Unique Users

    10.6 m

    Monthly Sessions per User

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    Shazam's Web-traffic and Trends

    Shazam Online and Social Media Presence

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