Swoot, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a listening and discovery podcast app, officially launched with $3m in seed funding.
The round was led by True Ventures.
Co-founded in 2016 by Pete Curley and Garret Heaton, Swoot is building a podcast platform where people connect with their friends, discover shows, and suggest podcasts to friends. The app is available for download on iOS in the App Store and Android in the Android Play Store.
Curley and Heaton previously founded HipChat, which sold to Atlassian in 2012 and was then acquired by Slack in 2019.
Founded in 2005, True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology startups. With more than $2 billion under management, the firm provides seed and Series A funding to the most talented entrepreneurs in today’s fastest growing markets. To date, True has helped more than 250 companies launch and scale their businesses, creating over 10,000 jobs worldwide.