Chicago based Trala, founded in 2016, raised $1.26 million in seed funding from Origin Ventures, Techstars, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Luis Von Ahn (CEO at language-learning app Duolingo), Bob Meese (VP of Business at Duolingo) and Severin Hacker (CTO at Duolingo), on December 12.
The company offers a music education application designed to teach users to play violin through tutorials, daily lessons, and real-time feedback in a way that is affordable and convenient. The application is available exclusively on the App Store and boasts 60,000 downloads. Beginners can learn to play their first piece in ten minutes. Trala is a Juilliard-approved app.
The company took part in Techstars in the Summer of 2018, and its success has driven additional fund raising. “Origin is excited to back the Trala team and the technology it has built. For the first time, anyone can learn violin from an app,” Prashant Shukla of Origin Ventures said in a press release. “We bet on technology that drives dramatic improvements in efficiency and value, and Trala’s rapid early growth shows it is delivering this for users.”
Company co-founders are Samuel Walder and Vishnu Indukuri.
Visit www.trala.com to learn more about this company.