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Artiphon enables anyone to be musical with smart instruments and interactive content.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Nashville, TN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 13
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Artiphon enables everyone to play and share music immediately, even if they’re not musicians (think: TikTok meets Peloton, for music making). Artiphon has already launched two products with $1MM+ Kickstarter campaigns, generating over $5MM in revenue with 25,000 customers. Now the company is expanding the $20B music creation market with multiple recurring revenue opportunities in social media software, education, and content licensing.


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    Mike is the founder of Artiphon and the inventor of the INSTRUMENT 1. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Sound Studies from Virginia Tech, has toured the country as a multi-instrumentalist, taught as a professor of sociology, and consulted around the world as a consumer electronics designer.

  • Kevin’s 35 years of experience in the music industry include the design of the first digital audio recorder and pioneering high-resolution audio recording. He has extensive experience in hardware engineering and Chinese contract manufacturing.

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    Director of Marketing

    Content creation, advertising, e-commerce, SEO

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    Jacob Gordon has spent his career in new media production, digital journalism, and web startups, working with brands including American Apparel,, and Discovery Networks.

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    Director of Product Development

    Neal joins Artiphon following 6 years at SpaceX, where he reported directly to senior management as a Project Lead for Falcon rockets. He has also led development for Vulcan (Paul Allen’s development firm) as well as Applied Minds. In addition, Neal runs a maker workshop in Seattle that attracts high-profile designers and engineers for interdisciplinary projects.

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    Chief Revenue Officer

    Doug’s 30+ years of experience in the musical instrument industry includes growing Digidesign (Pro Tools) to over $60M in sales, driving $100M in sales for Line 6, leading digital music company Propellerhead toward a successful exit, and building sales growth at Guitar Center. He has experience in every area of Artiphon’s emerging platform, including hardware, software, and platform development.

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    Director of Products

    Arne's 20+ years in the music industry includes engineering/mixing some of the top electronic concerts and festivals in the world, managing product lines worth $80M/year at Line6 and Yamaha, and helping to develop and launch the INSTRUMENT 1.

Previous Investors

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    Dave McClure/500 Startups
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    Eric Ries
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    2nd Generation Capital
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    Steve Case
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    Courtney Watson