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Offices

HQ
Vilhonkatu 5A
Helsinki, 00100, FIN
San Francisco, USA
181 Fremont St
San Francisco, CA, 94105
USA

People

Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & COO
Co-founder & CEO
CTO
Lead Programmer
Music & Education Content Designer

Funding

TOTAL $1.4M
FUNDING TOTAL $1.4M
Seed, 2/2012
True Ventures
$1.4M

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Ovelin

Ovelin is changing the way how people learn to play the guitar. Ovelin is a Finnish start-up company describing itself as a passionate group of creative minds, engineers, music teachers and game developers that is rethinking and reinventing the way music is being taught.

Chosen by WIRED as Finlands hottest start-up 2012, Ovelin won several international awards for its 3 products.

All products are played with a REAL guitar, without any special equipment (utilizing the built in microphone of the devices).

GuitarBots: A fun game to learn guitar online . Using real time audio technology so it can be played simply using the computers microphone.

GuitarTuna: The most popular guitar tuner app on Android and on iOS

WildChords: iPad game for Children to supplement guitar lessons for beginners .

Recent Milestones

Videos

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Promo trailer GuitarBots game

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Launch presentation GuitarBots

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GuitarBots hard level played by Mr. Fastfinger

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Screenshots

Ovelin screenshot
Above: WildChords 1
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Products

GuitarBots

GuitarBots makes it fun, addictive and motivating to play the guitar. Played directly in the browser, it uses the built-in mic of either PC or Mac. Guitarbots listen to what users play on their REAL guitar and gives instant feedback. The game currently has over 300 levels that are suitable for guitarists of any skill level, from complete beginners to hard-core shredders. It can be played for free at www.guitarbots.com

GuitarTuna

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WildChords

Websitewildchords.com
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Tags music, ipad, ipad-app, guitar, music-tech

Playing the guitar is a great hobby! Unfortunately, up to 85% of people that learn to play a music instrument quit, before they reach a reasonable level. Why? Because in the beginning, the exercises are rather boring. This is why Ovelin developed WildChords, an iPad game that gets people hooked on practicing guitar. It is played with a real acoustic or electric (non-distorted) guitar, and you don’t need any additional equipment.

Videos

Sources

  1. Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed With Games (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Become A Rock Star From Your Web Browser With GuitarBots (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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