Dirac, an Uppsala, Sweden-based provider of digital audio signal processing solutions, raised $6m in financing.
Backers included Inbox Kapital, Swedia Capital, and Johan Sedihn, and new investor DIG Investment. In conjunction with the funding, Dirac appointed industry veteran Jonathan Forster to its Board of Directors. Forster is an international executive with 25-years of experience scaling digital companies through hyper growth. He worked in a number of leadership roles at Spotify, where he spent ten years after joining as one of the company’s first five employees.
The company recently launched a headphone technology and mobile app that automatically enhance the performance of any connected headphone to reveal even the most subtle beats, tones and sounds typically lost in standard headphones.
Dirac intends to use the funds to to further evolve the capabilities of this technology and app, and expand its ability to create intelligent audio solutions that enable new and improved sound experiences across all devices and content.
Led by CEO Mathias Johansson, Dirac provides a suite of solutions to optimize digital audio, perfecting sound for better listening in any environment. The patented sound solution technology spans across mobile, gaming, VR/AR, headphones, automotive, residential and commercial AV. Brands bringing the Dirac sound experience to their customers include BMW, Datasat, Harman, NAD, OnePlus, OPPO, Rolls Royce, Volvo and Xiaomi. The solutions are also used in music studios, by professional DJs and producers such as Axwell of Swedish House Mafia; Rami Yacoub, producer behind artists such as Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Avicii and more; and Ilya Salmanzadeh (ILYA), singer, songwriter and producer behind artists such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, among many others.
As well as headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden, the company has offices in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, China; a Research & Development facility in Copenhagen, Denmark; and representation in Germany, Japan, Korea, and USA.