|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||A social mobile music platform|
|Series A, 2/12 |
|Series B, 3/13 |
Guggenheim Venture Partners
TastemakerX is social gaming platform that allows users to build portfolios of personal tastes and share it to their social graph. The TastemakerX Music mobile app enables fans to discover artists, trends and inspiration; compete against other tastemakers; and share experiences through geo-tagging, commentary and photo sharing.
Unlike the broad social platforms or search engines, TastemakerX takes a vertical approach to the surfacing of trends tuned to individual tastes (first vertical is music). It was built as a game, like fantasy sports for culture, with an influence component and a social feed to broadcast passions across a user’s entire social footprint. The TastemakerX Music app is available through the Apple app store and is currently in private beta.
SXSW: Find new bands with TastemakerXAdded: 6/19/12
|Launch Date||March, 2012|
TastemakerX is social gaming platform for music fans. The game encourages players to discover new artists, trends and inspiration; compete against other tastemakers; and share experiences through geo-tagging, commentary and photo sharing. TastemakerX was founded in 2011 by Marc Ruxin and Sandro Pugliese and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. Investors include Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures, AOL Ventures, Tekton Ventures. Angel investors & advisors include John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Michael Kassan, Ian Rogers, Paul Bricault, Ted Rheingold and Mike Lazerow.