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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SoundCloud Expands to San Francisco, Music Junkies Psyched

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM

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SoundCloud, the audio platform that allows users to upload, record, and share music they make on the web, is expanding into San Francisco, the company announced today.

The fast-growing company first started in Berlin in 2008, after founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss were frustrated because they couldn't easily send and receive large music files over the web. Since then, the company has grown with more than 2.8 million registered users, according to SoundCloud officials.

The company is opening an office in San Francisco so that it can be closer to the heart of the high-tech mecca of Silicon Valley, officials said. SoundCloud is already hiring.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after the company confirmed it got money from investors. At the time, the company said it would use the money to expand into the U.S.

"Our move to San Francisco is reminiscent of when my co-founder, Eric Wahlforss,

and I first launched SoundCloud. Then it was the two of us working out of a cafe

in the Mitte district of Berlin and sleeping on friends' floors. We still very

much maintain that start-up ethos and are starting our US venture based out of

The Summit cafe," Ljung said in a statement.

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