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Alex Ljung

Founder and CEO, SoundCloud

Alexander Ljung has been a cornerstone of SoundCloud’s success since he launched the company in 2008 with co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlfross. In this capacity, Alex is responsible for SoundCloud’s vision, overall strategy, and leadership. Currently, he oversees a team of more than 180 people worldwide.

SoundCloud is the world’s leading audio platform that allows people to discover new, original music and audio, creators to build audiences, and everyone to share what they hear, whether online or on mobile. Creators on SoundCloud now post more than 10 hours of music and audio every minute, and the platform reaches over 200 million people, equal to 8 percent of the Internet population, every month.

Alex’s personal interests lie in the positive change and wider societal impact technology and design can have. In his spare time, he enjoys listening, traveling, geeking out on academic theories, diving shipwrecks, and trying not to break his foot in South American coastal cities. He’s also a proud member of The Cloud Appreciation Society.

Prior to co-founding SoundCloud, Alex began his career working in sound design for feature films. He was born in the U.K., grew up in Sweden, and splits his time between SoundCloud’s headquarters in Berlin and the U.S. office in San Francisco.