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Websitedoubletwist.com
Blogblog.doubletwist.com
Twitter@doubletwist
CategoryFinance/Venture
Employees
Founded3/2007
DescriptionMusic for the Internet of Things

Offices

San Francisco, USA
568 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
USA

People

Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & President
VP, Marketing
Board Director
Advisor
Chief Creative Officer

Funding

TOTAL $7.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.5M
Series A, 5/2008
Index Ventures
Northzone
$2.5M
Series B, 4/2009
Michael Ovitz
Alex Zubillaga
Northzone
Horizons Ventures
$5M

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doubleTwist

doubleTwist Corporation was founded by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen (aka DVD Jon) with the vision to create the media platform for the Internet of Things. We are backed by several prominent venture capital firms and individual investors.

Our applications have been downloaded by more than 10 million users and every day, more than two million Android users experience their music, videos and other media through doubleTwist Player.

doubleTwist has built a powerful ecosystem of media apps that are marketed directly to end-users in more than 150 countries or licensed & promoted by blue-chip partners such as Intel, T-Mobile and Qualcomm.

doubleTwist has been recognized by Google as a Top Android developer, has received the Android Market’s prestigious “Editor’s choice award”, was chosen by Newsweek as the “Number one Android app of 2011” and described by The New York Times as “The Cure for iTunes withdrawal”.

We have raised $10 million from a dream team of investors: Index Ventures (Skype, Last.fm), Northzone Ventures, Horizons Ventures (Facebook, Spotify, Siri), Alex Zubillaga (former Head of Digital at Warner Music), Michael Ovitz (former President of Disney) and Edward Jung (former Chief Software Architect at Microsoft and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures).

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

doubleTwist with Magic Radio

Added: 5/29/13

Screenshots

doubleTwist screenshot
Above: doubleTwist device manager
Uploaded: 3/27/09
doubleTwist screenshot
Above: doubleTwist Player
Uploaded: 5/29/13

Products

doubleTwist

doubleTwist Player has been downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play Store and was selected by Newsweek as the number one app of 2011. It includes a number of free and premium features such as AirSync for wireless media synchronization & AirPlay support, Magic Radio for personalized radio streaming, and MagicPlay for media streaming to devices such as speakers, cars and TVs.

Videos

Above:

MagicPlay demo at Mobile World Congress

Traffic Analytics

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Sources

  1. DVD Jon’s Startup Launches with Index Funding (gigaom.com) [edit]
  2. DoubleTwist nets $5 million in funding, debuts Windows version (engadget.com) [edit]
  3. Android Media Player doubleTwist Hits 1 Million Active Users (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    doubleTwist Now Has 1 Million Active Users — Every Day (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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