Social Networking App weeSPIN Secures New Funding
October 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM (PT)
Social networking app WEESPIN announced the successful completion of its seed investment round, with plans to introduce features like stations and influencer profiles and integrate more
services such as BEATS MUSIC, RDIO, SONOS and others.
Launched in OCTOBER, WEESPIN combines popular music streaming services like SOUNDCLOUD and SPOTIFY with social media to connect users across platforms and foster creative expression and collaboration.
WEESPIN's investors and advisors include former MAYFIELD FUND Managing Dir. KEVIN FONG, former APPLE music executive KELLI RICHARDS, and HONG KONG serial entrepreneur ANDY ANN (NDN GROUP, HOTMOB). The app has also received endorsements from entertainment and music industry tastemakers including musician JESSE McCARTNEY, actor HUNTER PARRISH ("Weeds') and SPINMEDIA CEO STEPHEN BLACKWELL.
"With our current momentum, we're prepared to take WEESPIN to the next level," said Founder/CEO DARIUS FONG. "Our next stage of development enhances the social features of the app and improves functionality by streamlining even more music services into a single platform."
WEESPIN combines music with daily life, enabling users to collectively build content, engage in conversation and contribute to their local music scene.
"Current music services like PANDORA rely on their own data scientists and a limited 'thumbs up, thumbs down' experience, so they're one-dimensional and lack personality," FONG said. "When you're making music, it's personal and it's dynamic. It's not about rigid numbers or algorithms; it's about creativity and collaboration. That's WEESPIN."