Skoove, a Berlin-based music tech start-up which has developed a successful piano e-learning platform, has successfully secured a new investment of €3m.
Caparuca, MGO Digital Ventures and Ringier Digital Ventures join existing investors Egora Holding, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).
Skoove was founded in 2014, with a mission of making music education ‘accessible to everyone regardless of income or education’. With guidance and feedback from the Skoove app (available on iOS and in browser), people of any age can develop their piano or keyboard skills.
Currently, 13 courses with more than 400 lessons and hundreds of popular pieces are available. Courses are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. So far, students have taken more than 1m lessons on the platform.
Skoove’s lessons combine theory with practice playing favourite repertoire. While students are playing, an audio-analysis algorithm analyses the student’s playing technique through the microphone on their smartphone or computer. Each student receives personalised feedback and technical guidance. Students can also request an individual consultation with Skoove’s own music teacher.
Florian Plenge, co-founder and CEO of Skoove, said:
‘With this new investment we are excited to take the next step in product development and growth. Expanding our team gives us the opportunity to further develop the technology and didactics that define Skoove and push the growth of our customer base, especially in our core markets of North America and Europe.’