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Alexander Ljung, sound familiar? Chances are, the answer is no. He is the co-founder (with his friend Eric Wahlforss) of a company called SoundCloud. You might have heard of them. 

alex-articleSoundCloud is categorized as an online audio distribution platform. A free user gets 2 hours worth of the service whereas premium users will have unlimited usage for a fee. This especially useful for up and coming musician to get themselves heard.

The 31 year old CEO announced last year that the company had reached 250 million active listeners, for a company that only started it operations in 2008, and reported a 10 million listenership in 2012, the growth has been magnificent. His twitter profile describes him as a Transhumanist, a progressive ideology to technologically progress human abilities.

All of this and the digital industry is not even his primary forte. Ljung is in fact a Sound Engineer by trade who looks to have fused his passion for music with technology to produce what he calls, ”the YouTube of sound.” SoundCloud is a successful product born out of frustration, when, nothing at the time could satisfy their musical networking requirements.

 The 31 year old CEO announced last year that the company had reached 250 million active listeners, for a company that only started it operations in 2008, and reported a 10 million listenership in 2012, the growth has been magnificent. His twitter profile describes him as a Transhumanist, a progressive ideology to technologically progress human abilities. All of this and the digital industry is not even his primary forte. Ljung is in fact a Sound Engineer by trade who looks to have fused his passion for music with technology to produce what he calls, ”the YouTube of sound.” SoundCloud is a successful product born out of frustration, when, nothing at the time could satisfy their musical networking requirements.

Alexander Ljung inspires aspiring tech entrepreneurs in many ways; they, don’t have to be old to be a CEO, don’t need to be a professional in an industry to be successful, the product or service you offer doesn’t always have to be one that was gained through dedicated research but can be as straightforward as the solution to your own problem and a tech company doesn’t have to be in Silicon Valley to be noticed.

 

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