Press | Karl Rosander


Acast from the inside: The unknown story of the podcast success – ”We have made money”

BreakIt | 6 aug 2021

”The founders tell the story of how they went from knocking on doors at podcasters to meetings with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. ’Our goal was to change the podcast world’.”

Sesamy Raises €4M in Seed Funding

FINSMES | 30 april 2021

”Sesamy, a Stockholm, Sweden-based startup allowing people to purchase audio and ebooks online for any kind of device, raised €4m in seed funding. Backers included GP Bullhound, Edastra and Peter Dahlberg, Founder and ex-CEO of AniCura”

The founders of Acast wants to stop ”zombie-subscriptions”. Challenges Storytel with new millions

Dagens Industri | 29 april 2021

”Acast founders Karl Rosander and Måns Ulvestam new venture grows vigorously”

Acast founders have a new, secret startup: ”It’s time to open up a part of the internet”

Breakit | 1 dec 2020

“BreakIt can now reveal that Karl Rosander, Måns Ulvestam and Markus Ahlstrand have a new and major investment going on”

”Tech entrepreneur: ”Some investors have the Napoleon complex”

SvD Perfect Guide | Nov 2, 2020 | English Version

”As an entrepreneur it’s crucial to do due diligence on investors. People tend to interpret the world from the view of their own skill set. An Excel guy will give you Excel thoughts. A salesperson will narrowly focus on sales.”


Podcast popularity: Thanks to Serial?

CNBC | Aug 15, 2015

”The eco-system was broken. When we looked into it we saw it was an untapped mass media. In Sweden it happened two years ago and if ’Serial’ would’ve been on Acast’s platform it would have made ten times as much”

On funding and VC

Break It Scaleup Week | Oct 19, 2020