Trala, a Chicago, IL-based violin teaching app, raised $3.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by Next Play Ventures with participation from Techstars Ventures, Lachy Groom, Hyde Park Angels, Phoenix Rising, Blue Titan Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Concrete Rose Capital.
The company, which has raised just under $5m to date, intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Founded in 2017 and led by Sam Walder, CEO, Trala provides an app that features video tutorials with professional violinists and leverages technology that gives feedback on mistakes. The company was part of the 2018 Techstars Chicago class.