Acquired by on October 30, 2012
Total Equity Funding
$289.63k in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Berlin, Berlin
Disco Volante is a location-based music app that allows users to create playlists and broadcast them to the world.
Broadcasting, Social Media, iOS, Apps, Location Based Services, Music

Company Details


disco volante is the company behind wahwah.fm - a location based music app that allows users to create playlists and broadcast them to the world. Other users can tune in in real time in order to create a shared listening experience.

wahwah.fm is the one and only product of disco volante. The app which is available at the moment only for the iPhone exists on the crossing point of social networks, music listening and location based technologies. Users do not only share their musical taste, but can also connect and message each other in real time in order to create a new kind of a social network.

The first version of the app, called wahwah.fm ONE came out at the end of May 2010 and used the SoundCloud API as a music source. After winning some traction from international media outlets as the New York Times and TechCrunch, wahwah.fm is now moving forward towards its full version, which will allow users greater freedom in picking songs to their playlists, and is planned to come out at the end of summer 2011.

Initial collaborations already include label such Mute, Domino and City Slang which have opened their own channels within the app. Eventually the wahwah.fm users community should include a mixture of places, labels, private users and brands. Each could customize their station in accordance to his will.

Based out of Berlin, disco volante is part of the booming tech scene in this city and focuses its effort on the European market, with intentions to expend to the U.S.A in the future.

Funding Rounds (1) - $289.63k

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2011€200k / Angel2

Investors (2)

Current Team (2)


Competitors (6)

  • AUPEO! provides personalized audio streams for internet-capable hardware devices and offers radio stations that recommend songs.
  • Grooveshark is a free web-based music application that enables internet users listen to music on-demand.
  • MyStream is a direct device-to-device(s) content sharing platform enabling users to synchronously and wirelessly listen to audio together.
  • Soundtracker is a geosocial mobile music network enabling users to track the music their friends and neighbors listen to in real time.
  • TuneWiki is a social music player and a multilingual lyrics database sharing songs and lyrics online.
  • Turntable.fm brings the social value of music to the digital music experience by letting people experience and discover music together.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    Reuterstrasse 53

    Berlin, Berlin 12047


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