niklas zennstrom

  • Niklas Zennström Talks European Entrepreneurship At Le Web 2009

    Niklas Zennström Talks European Entrepreneurship At Le Web 2009

    Niklas Zennström, half of the infamous duo that started companies like Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, took the stage at the Le Web conference this afternoon to talk innovation in Europe and the lessons he’s learned as a European entrepreneur for the last 9 years. Zennström said he found it encouraging to find that so many European entrepreneurs and startups are busy building… Read More

  • How A Failed Poach Could Cost Mike Volpi The Skype Deal

    How A Failed Poach Could Cost Mike Volpi The Skype Deal

    Yesterday, the already very public fight for Skype entered yet another round, with the publication of recent filings of a motion for preliminary injunction against former Joost CEO and Chairman Mike Volpi and Index Ventures – where the man currently works as a partner – asking that he refrain from using knowledge or confidential information he obtained while at Joost in current… Read More

  • Skype Founders Take A Break From Starting Lawsuits To Start Music Company

    Skype Founders Take A Break From Starting Lawsuits To Start Music Company

    Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the two European entrepreneurs and angel investors who famously co-founded companies like Kazaa, Skype, Joost and JoltId, have played an instrumental role in setting up and funding a new music startup called Rdio, the NYTimes reported earlier this morning. Little is known about the ‘secretive’ startup, and its website reveals nothing but the logo… Read More