Voicy Raises €1.2M in Pre-Seed Funding
Voicy, a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based online content platform for discovering, creating and sharing sound clips and sound effects, raised €1.2m in Pre-Seed funding. The round was led by Oliver Samwer’s Global Founders Capital with participation from Jeronimo Folgueira (CEO, Deezer), Sven Ahrens (director of global growth, Spotify), Oskar Serrander (COO, Acast), David Vismans (former CPO, Booking), Sunita Kaur (senior VP at Twitch, former director at Facebook), Mike Sackler (Founder and partner, VC Supernode Global) and serial investor Wouter Kneepkens. The company plans to use the funds for its team growth, partnership network development and expansion across Europe and the USA. Voicy, founded by Joey de Kruis, Xander Kaon, and Milan Kokir in October 2020, is an online content platform that allows users to create, share, and discover sound clips and other sound effects. Voicy offers two sides to its business. Users can use the first to create and share a short audio message or sound effect library that can then be downloaded, shared, or messaged. The second allows users to instantly integrate with social media platforms and consumer apps. Users can search for and send audio clips and audio GIFs through their existing chat function. Voicy has grown to a community with 1.1 million users in just one year. They have also created a database that contains 125,000 sounds, which averages 35 million monthly play.