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Simfy Founders leave their company

Simfy Founders leave their company

Christoph Lange and Steffen Wicker, the two remaining founders of the German Spotify competitor simfy will leave the company and want to build a new start-up. The move had been expected for some time.

For most founders of start-ups, there comes a point where they will want to say goodbye to their project and focus on new ideas. Very few entrepreneurs remain in their former start-up for an indefinite time. In most cases, founders of internet start-ups leave their company when the contractual conditions of investors give them the opportunity to and some leave even before that.

This is now the case with the German Spotify competitor simfy. They chose to announce their departure from the Cologne-based start up on a Friday afternoon in order not to cause too much attention. After being head of the student start-up project for seven years, the two now want to start a new company. Additionally, they announced that they want to support young entrepreneurs and start-ups in furthering their activities and give them advice.

Long, Wicker and the third co-founder Tobias Schiwek, who already left the company last year, have mastered the difficult task of establishing simfy as the first long-term legal music service in spite of all opposition from the aggressive digital music industry in Germany. The company also allowed a free, ad-supported on-demand listening for customers. 

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