Swedish Startup Rides `Serial' Wave Taking Podcast App to U.S.

  • Acast investors include Rovio co-founder, Bonnier Group
  • Acast U.K. chief is ex-Spotify European sales director

Acast, the Swedish podcast application backed by Angry Birds creator Kaj Hed and Nordic publishing group Bonnier AB, is crossing the Atlantic to start service in the U.S. Monday, riding demand that podcasts like “Serial” ignited last year.

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