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Adaptive musical instruments that anyone can play.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Nashville, TN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Artiphon is introducing new categories of musical devices, combining emerging technologies and familiar playing techniques. We are building mobile musical instruments with universal appeal. For millions of non-musicians we are developing products that offer an authentic musical experience with zero learning curve. Watch our company intro video ( and one-page summary (


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    Mike Butera

    Mike draws on a background that interlaces expertise in consumer electronics, a PhD in sound studies, adjunct professor of sociology, and life on the road as a touring musician.

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    Jacob Gordon
    PR and Market Strategy

    During his years as a pro blogger and podcaster, Jacob covered green technology for major websites and magazines. He has also managed environmental programs for American Apparel’s LA factory, founded a web startup, and clocked hundreds of hours playing steel guitar in Nashville honky tonks. Now you can find him working out of General Assembly, representing Artiphon’s New York presence.

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    Ryan Wrenn

    With an impressive background in systems engineering, Ryan has streamlined Artiphon's engineering strategy from R&D through manufacturing.

  • Kevin's background includes studio electronics engineering and entrepreneurship, as well as product management at guitar and amp maker Line6. Kevin manages Artiphon's supply chain and day-to-day operations


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    Kraft CPA

Previous Investors

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    Dave McClure/500 Startups
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    Eric Ries
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    2nd Generation Capital