Funding to Build the Future of Rhythm for Musicians
Soundbrenner, the developer behindthe world’s first wearable smart device for musicians, announced today the closing of $500,000 USD in seed round founding. The company plans touse the funding to launch their first product, the Soundbrenner Pulse, inthe United States, Japan and Europe in the first quarter of 2016. The seed round was provided by several strategic angel investors from Asia and Europe.
Worn around the arm or leg, the Soundbrenner Pulse is a wearable thatenables musicians to feel the desired beat on their skin. This allows musicians to play on a steady, pre-defined tempo without the intrusiveness of an audible metronome. Delivering subtle yet precise vibrations, the Soundbrenner Pulse features advanced technology that delivers haptic feedback up to six times stronger than vibrational alerts commonly found in today’s smartphones and smartwatches. The Bluetooth enabled wearablecan be paired with smartphones, tablets and Macs to offer multi-playersynchronization, program advanced rhythms and more.
The additional funding will allow Soundbrenner to expand globally with new offices in Berlin, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. This gives Soundbrenner the advantage of having access to production and logistics in Hong Kong, tap into software talent in Berlin, and work with the important artist community in Hollywood in Los Angeles. The capital will also allow Soundbrenner to continue its rapid expansion and fill key positions such as a Director of Communications, Art Director as well as hire multiple additional engineers.
Florian Simmendinger, CEO of Soundbrenner, stresses the borderless potential of the Soundbrenner Pulse, “We understand that rhythm is a universal challenge to all musicians and are ecstatic to find partners who share our vision for building the future of rhythm. Securing funding brings us one step closer to our goal of eventually touching the life of every musician on the planet with our products. We couldn’t be more excited!”
Soundbrenner’s success has been driven by the strong commitment of its supporters. Thousands have pledged money for pre-orders on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, currently raising more than $215,000 USD. Soundbrenner expects to fulfill all pre-orders on time before the end of this year.
In January 21-24, 2016, Soundbrenner will make its US debut at the 2016 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California with the primary objective of forming strategic partnerships with international resellers.
(Quelle: Soundbrenner Limited)