|What problem are you solving?||Skoove was designed to combine the best elements of a live tutor, giving real time feedback and adapting to the student, with all the convenience of the web, being available anywhere 24/7, and at a fraction of the price. Studies show that 61% of the people in the US, UK, Australia, and Germany would like to learn a musical instrument, but currently only a fraction actually do*. Skoove hopes to make that dream a reality for anyone with access to a computer and a desire to learn. |
*Sources: GFK (2012), Gallup Poll (2009), Nexus (2007)
|What is your solution?||Skoove is a fun music learning platform offering the world’s first interactive online piano lessons. Designed for beginner and returning pianists, the app works via web browser and delivers expertly designed lessons, giving real time feedback and adapting to your pace. Just plug in a keyboard or e-piano to get started. |
Founded in Berlin in August 2014 by music technology veterans and cofounders Dr Florian Plenge and Stephan Schulz, Skoove completed a seed funding round with the largest German early stage fund, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), in 2015. The startup is a graduate of the renowned Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, and is supported by the Microsoft Ventures Alumni program and the acclaimed Fraunhofer IDMT research institute.
Featured in VentureBeat and on Sky News, Skoove launched in public beta on 15 September, 2015.
|How will you make money?||Currently in public beta; our pricing will be around 10 euros/dollars for monthly subscriptions|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||Skoove was founded in August 2014 by two veteran industry professionals with track records in running successful music technology ventures. Stephan Schulz founded the multiroom wireless hifi system Raumfeld in 2008, which was recently acquired by HG Capital/Teufel. During his 10 years at Native Instruments, Dr Florian Plenge grew the Traktor product line to become the world’s leading DJ platform with millions of users.|
|Founders Names||Ariella Raucher|