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SONR Labs aims to become the leading brand in the Android accessories market.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

We started Sonr to bring Internet music to every home, and want to see the casual “home stereo” experience come back to dining rooms and kitchens and bring with it the power of interactivity and sharing. That means creating devices that are affordable, hassle free to setup and fun and easy to use.Our first set of inventions created the category of plug-in Android speaker docks, a category that epitomizes the above values.


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    Joe Born
    Founder and CEO

    Joe is SONR Labs’ tech brain and has been a leading innovator in the consumer electronics (CE) accessory industry for nearly twenty years. Joe founded Digital Innovations, where he invented the SkipDr, one of the best selling CE accessories in history (8M+ units sold). Joe is also founder of Neuros Technology, which became a pioneer in developing open source set-top boxes for Internet television and other video and audio hardware devices. An expe

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    David Phillips

    Dave has twenty years’ experience in digital media, music and technology. David joined America Online in 1994 as its second lawyer and later helped to lead AOL’s expansion in Europe as General Counsel as well as President & Managing Director of AOL UK. David served as the CEO of UK Internet music pioneer, Crunch Music (acquired by Music Choice PLC, 2001), as well as a senior executive at Napster. As a corporate development executive at IGN, David

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    Alex Kemmler
    Head of Marketing

    Alex comes with a background in new product and service development – first hand as an entrepreneur, as well as a management consultant. With a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University, as well as additional degrees in Art and Music Technology, he has a keen understanding of how design and consumer understanding help build a business. Alex most recently applied and honed these skills while successfully building and running Sonic Homework LL

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    Prabir Datta
    COO and Chief of Business Development

    Prabir brings a diversity of experiences in technology investment banking, venture capital advisory, strategic consulting and s/w product development in internet networking technologies and digital media. He is currently engaged in technology investment banking with a boutique firm based out of Chicago. Prior to his MBA from Chicago Booth, Prabir has served in consulting, product development and leadership roles at AT&T and Cisco Systems as well

Previous Investors

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    Sullivan Angel Group
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    Keith Schacht (ex-Facebook) and Greg Rudin (Groupon)