More than 350m people have used this music recognition service since its launch in 2002. In April, former Yahoo executive Rich Riley, 40, took over as chief executive, and in July, Mexico’s América Móvil took a £26.9m stake, valuing the firm at £250m. Turnover was £21.8m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank88
CompanyShazam
ActivityContent recognition services
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth43.78%
Latest sales £000s21,807
Staff143
Founded2000
Websitewww.shazam.com

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