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SwapBeats is a web-based, SaaS platform that enables musicians from across the world to collaborate & create/commercialize music together

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

SwapBeats streamlines the music development process by providing end-to-end solutions that enable music creators to find one another, learn from each other, make music together and profit from their creative talents regardless of where they live or what recording equipment they have. The Company also provides a portal for fans looking to discover new artists and gives them the ability to share real-time commentary on songs being developed.


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    David Atkinson

    • Founded ATP Promotions in high school and sold it 2 years later for an undisclosed amount
    • Founder and President of an independent record label, The Firm Records
    • Signed, managed and promoted many artists including 2-time Grammy-nominee Chris Cunningham and national blues / rock musician, Jason Crigler
    • Graduated from McNally Smith School of Music

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    Pete Semmer

    • Investment banking for Piper Jaffray’s Healthcare IT group
    • Completed 5 sell-side M&A transactions for ~$360M and an IPO for ~$110M
    • Held positions within Thrivent Financial’s Business Development Group, Ulland Investment Advisors, a boutique financial advisory and Equity Based Services, a real estate investment trust
    • Graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a B.A in economics