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General Information

Offices

York Butter Factory
62-66 King St
Melbourne, 3000, AUS

People

Co-founder
Co-founder
Co-founder and CTO

Funding

TOTAL $270k
FUNDING TOTAL $270k
Grant, 5/2012
The University of Melbourne
$20k
Seed, 11/2012
SingTel Innov8
Adventure Capital
$250k

Tags

121cast

A Melbourne based start-up that’s redefining the radio with personalised information and entertainment.

121cast is a mobile app that delivers a personalised audio feed made up of your news, calendar, weather, social network updates, music and podcasts.

This personal radio station allows you to save time, be kept up-to-date and entertained as you consume information during those times you cant access a screen such as getting ready in the morning, driving to work or walking.

We launched http://www.soundgecko.com a read it later application built on our tech platform that has grown to 80,000+ users

Recent Milestones

Videos

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SoundGecko Demo

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Above:

Omny Promo

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Screenshots

Products

Omny

Websiteomnyapp.com
Blogblog.omnyapp.com
StageLive
Launch DateOctober, 2013
121cast screenshot
Above: Overview
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121cast screenshot
Above: Birthdays
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121cast screenshot
Above: Music
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Videos

Above:

Omny promo

SoundGecko

Websitesoundgecko.com
StageBeta
Launch DateJuly 10, 2012
Tags audio, reading, read, listen, tts, text-to-speech, read-it-later, 121cast

SoundGecko is a read-it-later application that allows its users to listen to News, Documents and Websites on the go.

Use the mobile apps, website, email, Chrome plugin, Mobile and Google Drive/Dropbox sync to listen to your favourite news, blog articles and PDFs while driving your car or walking down the street.

121cast screenshot
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SoundGecko

Videos

Above:

SoundGecko Demo Video

Sources

  1. MAP Teams (map.eng.unimelb.edu.au) [edit]
  2. 121cast Raises $250K To Accelerate Development Of SoundGecko, A Personalized Audio Book For The Internet (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. oundGecko converts online articles into audible MP3s, aims to 'reinvent the radio' (theverge.com) [edit]
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