Nomono raises $3.6 million seed round • TechCrunch

Norwegian startup Nomono this week introduced that it has raised $3.6 million. The audio agency remains to be classifying the elevate as a part of a seed spherical, despite having moreover raised round $12.4 million thus far by traders and varied native grants. The spherical, led by Norway-based VC agency Schibsted Ventures, follows the revealing of the corporate’s first product, Sound Capsule.

Introduced in Could, the product is a extremely specialised (and really dear) microphone array aimed toward podcasters and broadcasters. Right here’s what co-founder and CEO Jonas Rinde advised TechCrunch on the time:

Properly, you’ve gotten your Zoom recorder, you’ve gotten some random mics. There are cables, some are wi-fi, however nothing is linked — it’s not linked to your workflow. How can we exchange the necessity for a studio with all these microphones, the setup time and the complexity. We would like the applied sciences to vanish whilst you use them.

The Sound Capsule accommodates a spatial recorder module and 4 wi-fi lavalier microphones for max recording flexibility. Picture Credit: Nomono

The system is successfully a four-pound bundle with 4 lav mics which are able to recording spatial audio in a 360-degree formation. The {hardware} remains to be in its early levels, with preorders opening within the fall. The app, in the meantime, which permits customers to again up information and improve voice high quality, is at the moment in public beta.

At $3,000, it’s laborious to not view it as extraordinarily value prohibitive for a lot of potential prospects, however the exploding podcast market definitely has loads of room for a user-friendly area recorder. DJI’s Mic system was promising, however at $329, even that felt a bit steep for the providing. We’re hoping to get the Sound Capsule in for overview quickly, so we are able to correctly put it by its paces.

“[S]ecuring this new spherical of funding within the present financial local weather represents an enormous validation of the corporate’s progressive applied sciences and market imaginative and prescient,” Rinde says of the seed spherical. “It’s a considerable vote of confidence in our crew, our expertise and our long-term future.”

Nomono advised TechCrunch that it raised the $3.6 million spherical at a $25 million valuation. Hopefully a few of this contemporary new funding will go towards R&D on one thing a bit extra accessible for the typical person.

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