Sonos — a company known for their speakers — is quietly becoming a player in the world of audio content. The company launched Sonos Radio earlier this year and last week investing in the studio that produced Demi Moore's series "Dirty Diana."

The Santa Barbara-based manufacturer led a $6.4 million Series A round into QCODE, the Los Angeles podcast startup run by a former Creative Artists Agency talent agent. C Ventures also joined the round. Sonos is taking a page from other tech giants that have been acquiring and investing heavily in small podcast studios.

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This episode was originally released in June 2017. Press Play above to listen.

About this episode's guest:

  • Served as CEO of Sonos from 2002-2017
  • Sonos is known for its high-quality speakers that stream music from popular services
  • Currently works in an advisory role at the company
  • In his new role, he plans to potentially expand Sonos' commitment to STEM education
  • Fan of hip-hop, country and Taylor Swift
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