Guest: Brett Bivens, Venture Capitalist at TechNexus
Topic: Spotify's Pursuit of the Growing "Audio Day" Opportunity
Dave and Brett explore Spotify's pursuit to be more than just a music streaming company, with podcasting being the first step toward all kinds of new, more profitable ambient media services. The conversation largely revolves around Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's question of whether our eyes should really be worth 10X more than our ears. The two discuss why Spotify is unique relative to other consumer SaaS companies, some of the potential opportunities the company has to move into new verticals, and why an acquisition of The Ringer would probably make a lot of sense (depending on the sale figure). Finally, the two talk about ByteDance and TikTok and the intersection of social media and audio.
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