Barcelona-based startup Patchworks has raised €100.000 on its first investment round for their app Conductr. Carlos Blanco’s Grupo ITNET and several mentors from the Barcelona accelerator Conector provided the funds that will be invested in product development and marketing the already popular iPad app for DJs and musicians.
Conductr is an app that controls music production software, through a multi-touch interface, on the iPad. It focuses on changing the live-performing experience, both for the musicians and the audience, as it gives a more engaging vibe because the artist can use it without watching the iPad.
Last June Patchworks made a successful transition to the Conductr freemium model including in-app purchase modules. It had a spectacular feedback: more than 15.000 downloads in less than a week, mainly in USA, UK, Germany and Japan.
Conductr has quickly made itself a prominent place in the music apps plateau, one of the fastest growing sectors in the highly competitive apps market. Today, music apps are in the third position in the Apple’s App Store top grossing rank.
One of Conductr’s main success keys is its continuous communication with users and musicians from all over the world, many of whom have become international “ambassadors” of the app. Among them there are emerging players in the American EDM scene like R.A.C and local producers with international projection like Girona-based Dosem. As the Conductr founders usually say, the app is “Made by musicians for musicians”.
Founded by Julià Carboneras, Albert Minguell and Oriol Rosell, the company has been accelerated by Conector Startup Accelerator.