There’s a new statistic on the audience for streaming service Mixcloud to be found in the latest blog post from its CEO Nikhil Shah. “We’ve had 10s of millions of people download our apps, and 20m people tune into Mixcloud every month across all the different platforms,” he wrote.
That means its audience has doubled over the last seven years – it had 10 million monthly active users in May 2013, a figure that was updated to 17 million in January 2017.
The new figure isn’t the main thrust of Shah’s post, however. It’s an announcement that he’s stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by co-founder Nico Perez. Shah will remain as a board advisor, while stepping back to “focus on social impact projects, health & wellness, creative pursuits, and being more with family, before figuring out what’s next”.
The full post is worth reading for his explanation of the moment – at his father’s funeral last year – when a piece of advice from a family friend sparked a reassessment of priorities, and perspective about the hectic pace of startup life.
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