Mixhalo, a San Francisco, CA-based real-time audio platform delivering a high-quality, immersive experience for venues and event organizers, raised $10.7m in Series A financing.
The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, and Cowboy Ventures, Red Light Management, Another Planet Entertainment, Rick Farman and Rich Goodstone of Superfly, and Charlie Walker of C3.
As part of funding, Foundry’s Ryan McIntyre will join the Mixhalo Board of Directors.
Founded by Incubus Guitarist and songwriter Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger and led by CEO Marc Ruxin, Mixhalo is a real-time audio platform delivering a high-quality, immersive experience for live events including concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, and anywhere people gather to hear content. The system enables live event organizers to give audiences real-time audio delivered directly to attendees’ own phones (via a free app) and headphones.
Without relying on the venue’s overwhelmed WiFi or cell network, it creates its own wireless channel at the event across which high-fidelity sound can travel directly from an event’s sound mixer or PA system to an attendee’s ear.
Mixhalo has been deployed by Aerosmith, Charlie Puth, Incubus, Metallica, and TechCrunch.