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Daniel Ek, Defense Tech and Why Some Artists Have Joined a Call to ‘Boycott Spotify’

With his 2,141 SoundCloud followers, veteran U.K. psychedelic-music producer Darren Sangita didn’t exactly wound Spotify when he pulled his music from the streaming service last month. “I’m a zed-list music celebrity,” he says. But he couldn’t support a company whose founder, Daniel Ek, invested more than $114 million in Helsing, a European security startup that manufactures artificial-intelligence software to “keep liberal democracies from harm.”
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Daniel Ek puts €100M into defence startup, to support democracies

Today it looks like he’s also out to boost European (and other) liberal democratic societies with the news that Prima Materia, his investment company, will put €100 million into Helsing, a European defence AI company, which has raised €102.5 million in total as part of its Series A financing. The new funding will be used to grow the team of over 70 (so far), and accelerate product and delivery. It also means Helsing is claiming a valuation north of €400 million.

Arsenal takeover: Thierry Henry says bidder and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is ‘here to stay’

Thierry Henry has said that Spotify co-founder and Arsenal bidder Daniel Ek is “here to stay” as Henry talked up the Swede’s takeover bid.Henry is one of a number of former Arsenal players to have supported Ek’s takeover efforts after an initial bid for the club was rejected by current owners the Kroenke family in May.The Frenchman sat alongside Ek at Sunday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur, and said that the Swedish billionaire remains interested, though is waiting for engagement in discussions from Arsenal.“To be able to get there, you need to have someone to respond on the other side,” Henry...

Arsenal takeover: Thierry Henry reiterates Spotify owner Daniel Ek is 'here to stay' as potential new owner

Thierry Henry has underlined to Sky Sports that Daniel Ek remains fully committed to buying Arsenal but that the Kroenke family are yet to respond to their offer. Ek, who was in the stands to watch Arsenal's 3-1 win over Tottenham on Super Sunday, wrote to owner Stan Kroenke in May and made a bid of £1.8bn for the north London club that remains on the table.

Thierry Henry insists Daniel Ek is 'here to stay' at Arsenal

Thierry Henry has reaffirmed Spotify founder Daniel Ek's desire to buy Arsenal, despite early negotiations failing to get off the ground. Back in April, Ek's interest in buying Arsenal first became apparent and an initial £1.8bn offer was not acknowledged by the current owners, the Kroenke family. But Ek has continued to explore his options and has since gained support from former Gunners like Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek does a podcast on the future of podcasts

Spotify on Wednesday reported significant ad revenue growth from its podcast business, as part of its quarterly earnings disclosure. Take a listen: Company founder and CEO Daniel Ek appeared on the Axios Re:Cap podcast to discuss how the podcast business model is changing, why he's spending big on exclusive shows and his personal favorites in both podcasting and music.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek preparing improved Arsenal takeover bid

Arsenal could be the subject of a fresh takeover bid from Spotify co-founder and chief executive Daniel Ek after an initial offer worth £1.8bn was rejected by the Kroenke family last month. Ek’s interest in buying Arsenal has come to light since the Gunners’ involvement in the Super League scandal...

Daniel Ek will try to buy Arsenal again, Patrick Vieira claims

Daniel Ek will try to buy Arsenal again, Patrick Vieira has claimed.The former Gunners midfielder is one of a group of club legends including Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp backing the Spotify founder's proposed takeover.Owner Stan Kroenke has insisted he has no desire to sell despite strenuous protests from the club's supporters in the wake of the failed Super League proposal.But despite seeing a first attempt knocked back, Vieira says Ek is committed to his plan. “He’s definitely going to try again,” Vieira told The ITV Football Football Show. “He’s going to be there for quite a long time....

Arsenal legend makes big prediction about Daniel Ek takeover bid

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has backed Daniel Ek to try again with a takeover bid after previously failing to buy the club from the Kroenke family. Stan and Josh Kroenke have proven hugely unpopular in their time at the Emirates Stadium, and this has recently led to Ek very publicly pursuing a purchase of Arsenal.

Dennis Bergkamp backs Daniel Ek to restore Arsenal's DNA

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek has been backed by Dennis Bergkamp to restore Arsenal's DNA. This comes at a time where Josh Kroenke has reiterated that they do not intend to sell. Other Arsenal legends have also sided with the Swede, including Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. Speaking to Voetball International,...

Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal to move on following Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s failed takeover bid

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has urged the club to move on after Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek’s proposed takeover bid was rejected last week. Ek, who is a lifelong Arsenal fan, confirmed on Saturday (May 15) that his reported £1.8bn offer to buy the Premier League club had been rejected by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, who represent the club’s owners Stan and Josh Kroenke.

Dennis Bergkamp says Daniel Ek will help restore Arsenal's DNA

Dennis Bergkamp says he backed Daniel Ek's bid to buy Arsenal because he wants to restore the club's DNA with an owner who understands a football club cannot be run just as a business. Ek claimed his £1.8bn offer to buy Arsenal was rejected last week, the Spotify co-founder revealing...

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Arsenal bid: Kroenkes rejected me

Spotify owner Daniel Ek claims he has had a takeover bid for Arsenal rejected by club owners Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Ek is leading a consortium including former Gunners players Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp seeking to capitalise on fan unrest and the collapse of the Super League. KSE...