The Spotify board is just filled with real music lovers:
Dr. Klaus Hommels, Ph.D. serves as Managing Director of Hommels Holding GmbH and Klaus Hommels Capital GmbH. He was a Venture Partner of Balderton Capital. He was a Investment Partner at Springstar GmbH. Dr. Hommels has a successful investment track record in European technology and media companies including QXL/Tradus, Skype, Midas Player (king.com), Facebook, Spotify, StarDoll, and OpenBC. He began his career at Deutsche Bank AG. Earlier in his career, he joined Time Warner Inc. in 1995 and spent several years on the Management Board and was responsible for business development, content, and advertising sales. He joined Apax Partners Worldwide LLP and eVenture Capital Partners – BV Capital as a Partner. He started his career at Bertelsmann. He joined AOL Germany in 1995. He was a Partner of Benchmark Capital. He serves as a Director of Metaversum GmbH, Whisher, Zubka Limited, clickOn, Inc., AdJug, Ltd. and Spotify Limited. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Global Leads Group GmbH. He served as a Director of AOL (UK) Limited and Klarna AB. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at freenet AG (Freenet.de AG). Dr. Hommels was elected Europe’s “Entrepreneurial Private Investor 2006” by the three leading European education and research institutions IESE, INSEAD, and the University of St.Gallen. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and a well-respected business angel. He holds an Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a PhD degree in Finance both from University of Fribourg in Switzerland.