Company Profile

The Echo Nest Corporation (AKA: Echo Nest Corporation)
Profile last edited on: 10/10/14      CAGE: 4MKX4      UEI:

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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

48 Grove Street Suite 206
Somerville, MA 02144
   (617) 628-0233
Location: Single
Congr. District: 07
County: Middlesex

Public Profile

In March 2014, the firm was acquired by Spotify in a stock deal of considerable size. The Echo Nest powers intelligent digital music applications for online music companies based on its one-of-a-kind “Musical Brain”. The Musical Brain is a machine learning platform that actually listens to music and reads about music from every corner of the web to radically improve music search, recommendation and interactivity. The firm's advisors include the leadership of Bose, DirecTV and XM Satellite Rad

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Employee Range
Revenue Range
Less than .5M
VC funded?
Privately Held
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2007 2 NSF $1,100,000
Project Title: The Echo Nest Music Personalization

Key People / Management

  Jim Lucchese -- President

  Elissa Barrett -- Director of Communications & Operations

  Tim Ganns -- Director Business Development

  Tristan Jehan -- Co-Founder & CTO

  Dave Rodger -- VP Product

  Brian Whitman -- Co-Founder & CTO