Voicy, a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based online content platform for discovering, creating and sharing sound-clips and sound-effects, raised €1.2m in Pre-Seed funding.
The round was led by Oliver Samwer’s Global Founders Capital with participation from Jeronimo Folgueira (CEO, Deezer), Sven Ahrens (director of global growth, Spotify), Oskar Serrander (COO, Acast), David Vismans (former CPO, Booking), Sunita Kaur (senior VP at Twitch, former director at Facebook), Mike Sackler (Founder and partner, VC Supernode Global) and serial investor Wouter Kneepkens.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its team, develop its partnership network and expand its presence across Europe and the US.
Founded in October 2020 by Xander Kanon, Joey de Kruis and Milan Kokir, Voicy is an online content platform that enables users to discover, create and share sound-clips and sound-effects online.
Voicy has two sides to its business. The first enables users to create or use a library of short audio messages or sound effects, which can then be downloaded, shared or messaged. The second is an instant integration with consumer apps and social platforms which enable users to search and send sound clips and audio GIFs as part of their existing chat function.
In just over a year, Voicy has built a community of 1.1 million regular users who have created a database of 125,000 unique sounds totalling an average of 35 million monthly plays.