|What problem are you solving?||The world needs to discover and appreciate music shared within their social circle, and in that way also discover musical connections with people they never thought they had anything in common with, be it people within their existing social circle, or even make new friends with people outside their social circle; music is a universal common ground and can more often than not end up creating tight bonds between people.|
|What is your solution?||Sharing music (a link from youtube, soundcloud, etc.) is one of the most popular actions on social networks, but once a song is shared, it stays relevant for about a week at most, after which it becomes irrelevant and lost in their social feeds.I feel, with the status-quo, people are losing out on a lot of connections they could possibly make with other people who share similar tastes in music; they’re also losing out on discovering new music / artists that might interest them, while hiding right under their nose, buried within their existing social feeds.|
Groovli is a social jukebox that is purely powered by music shared within your social circles, as well as outside them; this enables you to easily connect with and make friends with people sharing similar tastes in music, that you might have otherwise never had the opportunity to interact with. Using its streamlined UI you can easily listen / discover / appreciate & discuss new music & artists, sourced from within / as well as outside your social circles.
|How will you make money?||Free service|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||I am currently the only full-time employee / founder / developer working on Groovli; I am responsible for all development on the project; within the past 8 months, I brought the bare-bones idea / hack to a more full-featured MVP, that has a far clearer use case.I completed my BS in Computer Science in 2005, from the University of South Carolina, USA, and then worked in the US for 5 years. In 2010, I chose to return back to Bangalore, and work for a large MNC, in the SAP IDM consulting space. I am also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).|
I am an IT consultant / developer, with 10 years of work experience, and I finally chose to quit the corporate world in December 2014, to work full-time on developing my own ideas; Groovli is my first major startup.
|Founders Names||Sandeep Jayendran|
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