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Announcing our £560k Seed Round

Today, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we’ve raised a new round of investment from a line-up of stellar angels.

I’m excited for three reasons.*

*Okay, I’m excited for hundreds of reasons, but who am I to question the Rule of Threes?

Encore Team October 2016

The Encore house band is shaping up nicely. Taken at our home in TechHub London on 20th Oct when we only had 7 team members, this photo is already outdated!

1. Our team has doubled

Growing our team was the primary reason for raising investment, and after hiring five new team members, I could not be prouder of the world-class talent we’ve welcomed to Encore HQ.

We have folks who have honed their craft at Google, PayPal and the BBC, and the energy in the office is electrifying. To have a Bookings Manager, Heads of Design and Marketing, and more developers is ludicrously exciting, and I can’t wait to see what we produce over the coming months.

Encore iPhone app

We released our iPhone app earlier this month.

2. We’re investing heavily in product development and marketing

We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve with Encore, and this investment enables us to further develop the Encore website and mobile apps. We have plenty of improvements on the horizon designed to make booking musicians easier than ever before, and to help our musicians make more money doing what they love.

We want to bring live music to more private events than ever before, and this investment will help us spread the word about the magic and simplicity of our bookings service. If you don’t know how Encore works, check out our cinematic explainer video below:

3. We’re one step closer to connecting every musician in the world

Our dream is to create the platform that unites every musician in the world, and this latest round of investment takes us one step closer to achieving it.

We envision a future where musicians can be booked quickly and easily for events all over the world. A future where every musician’s dull admin work is automated, giving them more time to focus on their art. Above all, we envision a future filled with live music, and I am so grateful to our investors for believing in and supporting our mission.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far.

Believe me when I say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet”.

Encore app trumpet

To read more about Encore in our TechCrunch article published today, click here.

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