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Smule

139 Townsend Street Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

General Management: Chris Hollenbeck (3/31/2017)
Technology: Eric Dumas (5/31/2018) ; Jeannie Yang ; Will Aldrich (1/31/2017)
Sales/Marketing: Turner Kirk
Business Development: Bill Bradford
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Elizabeth A Nelson (Macromedia Former CFO) David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners Managing Director) Chris Hollenbeck (Granite Ventures Managing Director) Ken Rudin (Google Head of Growth and Analytics for Search) Jason Pressman (Shasta Ventures Partner) Thomas V Ryan (Threadless CEO) Mike Zappert (Adams Street Partners Partner) Poshu Yeung (Tencent GM International Business)
Advisory board: Li Sun (Foundation Capital Partner)
Former outside board: David S Welsh (Adams Street Partners Partner) Jim Mackraz (DoDots Former VP Engineering) Mark Thompson (excutive coach)
Company

Business description: Smule's mission is to connect the world through music. We believe that music is much more than just listening— it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. It is the original social network with the power to break down barriers, touch souls and bring people together from all over the world. In 2008, we set out to create apps that enabled anyone to create, discover, love and enjoy music. Today, 1.5 % of the world's population (that's 125 million people and counting) have used Smule's apps. And they are creating communities, meeting new like-minded friends, and having fun making music together on Smule. So if you wake up humming, play a mean air guitar or anything in between, then Smule is for you―anyone can do it, no previous experience required.
Capital

Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: Oct 2018   May 2017
Capital raised: 164.5M
Last Round: 20.5M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Bessemer Venture PartnersGranite VenturesAdams Street PartnersShasta Ventures;  Tencent Holdings ;  Roth Capital Partners;  Times Bridge

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Overview
Record updated: Jun 2022
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 2008
Headcount: 201-300 as of Jun 2022
Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: Oct 2018   May 2017
Capital Raised: 164.5M
Last Round: 20.5M
Ownership: Private