They met through Summit Series, just like Rachel and I.
In fact, this email chain started by introduction from one of Summit’s founders, Jeff Rosenthal.
It’s Sean’s first reaction to Spotify in an email letter to the company’s founder and advisor, Daniel Ek.
Sean has always been presented in the media as arrogant.
You have surpassed the product experience we built at Napster in all of these ways. -Sean Parker
Would an arrogant man say that?
Sean went onto become both an important investor and partner for Spotify in helping the company form their partnership with facebook, which led to the virality necessary for mainstream adoption of the service.
It’s crazy to think how far the music industry has come in the last 10 years since the birth of streaming. Kudos to these early risk takers who not only saw the future, but created it too!