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Liquid Audio  (Stock symbol: LQID ) Acquired by Geneva Media (2003)

999 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Jesse Choper (UC Berkeley Law Professor);  Sanford R Climan (Entertainment Media Ventures);  Ralph Derrickson (Vulcan Capital);  William Fox (AKI Holdings CEO);  Judith Frank (Asset Strategies);  Seymour Holtzman (Jewelcor CEO);  Stephen Imbler (Hyperion Solutions President);  Silva Kessel (Metromedia International);  John Lazarus (Microsoft);  Michael Mcmanus (Misonix CEO);  James Mitarotonda (MM Companies) James Somes (Alexander Dunham Capital)

Business description: Liquid Audio provides software and services for Internet music delivery. Our solutions enable musicians, record labels, Web sites, music retailers and other businesses to publish, distribute and sell music online with copy protection and copyright management. Using our software, consumers can access a large catalog of digital music -- in many leading formats -- from hundreds of Web sites in the Liquid Music Network. Liquid Audio also works with software and consumer electronics companies to ensure that a wide range of digital audio products can playback Liquid Music. Liquid Audio had the first digital music commerce system featuring copy protection and copyright management, as well as the first and largest digital music distribution network. The company's catalog of secure music downloads is one of the largest in the world.
Customers include: Warner Brothers;  Dreamworks;  MegaTrax
Partners include: Diamond.comIntelMicrosoftNapsterRealNetworksYahoo!;  MUZE;  N2K

Rounds: 3
Capital raised: 48.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Geneva Media (2003)
Stock Symbol: LQID
Angels/other VCs: Steve Holtzman (Perspective)
Corporate investors: Intel Capital;  Media One;  Franklin Resources;  Metromedia

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Record updated: Feb 2005
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 101-150 as of Nov 2002
Rounds: 3
Capital Raised: 48.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Geneva Media (2003)
Stock Symbol: LQID