Twitter, Pinterest co-founders again Swedish audio startup Chroma

Twitter Inc. co-founder Isaac “Biz” Stone and Pinterest Inc. co-founder Evan Sharp are among the many backers of a Swedish startup striving to create a brand new kind of audio leisure, constructed particularly for cell units.

Stockholm-based Chroma Studios AB lately raised 5.1 million euros ($5.4 million) from people together with Stone, Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founder and chief government officer of Pinterest, in a seed spherical led by enterprise capital companies Singular and Adjoining. Berlin-based angel syndicate SpotiAngels additionally took half.

The corporate is constructing an audio know-how the place the first expertise is sound, supported by visible results and a visible theme on a smartphone. The content material might be something from drama, to interactive and meditative experiences and musical performances, Chroma CEO Andreas Pihlstrom mentioned in an interview.

“It’s a platform for a novel, sound-driven expertise that’s drawing on the creativity of artists,” he mentioned. The intention is to launch the service earlier than the tip of the yr.

Earlier than the newest spherical, Chroma raised 1.6 million euros in pre-seed funding. The corporate declined to reveal its valuation.

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