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Founded Year



Series J | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$14.17M | 4 mos ago



About Smule

Smule is a creator of Interactive Sonic Media for mobile platforms. Smule's first product, Sonic Lighter, is a virtual lighter iPhone application built on a new audio programming language called ChucK. Its other product Ocarina turns the iPhone into a wind musical instrument and allows players to hear others play the instrument around the world. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

139 Townsend Street Suite 300

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States


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Smule Patents

Smule has filed 110 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Audio engineering
  • Java device platform
  • Audio codecs
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Latest Smule News

08:37 ET Smule and Nebula Apps Partnered to Make the Beginning of 2023 More Inspiring

Jan 25, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share this article KYIV, Ukraine, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The most downloaded singing app of all time globally, Smule, and one of the global most popular astrology platforms, Nebula, have partnered to create an astro-playlist inspired by a horoscope for each zodiac sign for 2023. It is available for free on the Smule app from January 20 to February 20. The main idea of this partnership is to help people tune into the new year's energy, get inspiration, and encourage creativity and fun. Nebula&Smule_2 Each song in the playlist was selected based on the main energies that 2023 may bring for the particular sign. For example, for Libras, 2023 is going to be all about setting healthy boundaries and expressing themselves in the way they exactly desire. So the song for them is "I Want To Break Free" by Queen. Even though, in the original idea, the song has a romantic context, in general, it strongly expresses the energy of freedom. "Music shapes our lives, fostering connection, shared experiences and self-expression," said Smule President Bill Bradford. "The stars aligned with this Nebula partnership, combining the power of song with astrology's unique ability to spark self-discovery and reflection. Together, we're providing our community with an opportunity to experience music in a new, personal way, and inspiring creativity and togetherness in the new year." "Astrology inspires, helps tune into the right energy, and hears true emotions for dozens of people globally. And we are really happy that we partnered with Smule for this project, as their app and singing are all about inspiration, expressing yourself, and releasing and filling with good energy. Also, I do love the idea of creative collaborations between brands, as they always bring some extra value to the audience and help to see some new angles of content creation for teams," says Alex Fedorov, CEO & Founder of OBRIO product company that creates the Nebula app. The basis of the playlist is made up of well-known hits, like "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, "We Found Love" by Rihanna, and "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. Also, there are songs from cartoons and movies in the playlist. Smule – is the most downloaded singing app of all time globally. They have more than 10 million songs on the platform and have hosted over 1,000 of the world's most popular recording artists, like Dua Lipa, Luis Fonsi, Ed Sheeran, and Jessie J. Nebula – is a global multifunctional platform for astrology lovers created to inspire people to find their way to happiness. 300 thousand people use it every day. It is founded by the Ukrainian IT company   OBRIO . Please, find the visuals   here . Feel free to contact us: Lera Salivanchuk, Head of Communications at Nebula: +380684806298

Smule Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Smule founded?

    Smule was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Smule's headquarters?

    Smule's headquarters is located at 139 Townsend Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Smule's latest funding round?

    Smule's latest funding round is Series J.

  • How much did Smule raise?

    Smule raised a total of $202M.

  • Who are the investors of Smule?

    Investors of Smule include Bessemer Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Experior Ventures, Adams Street Partners and 9 more.

  • Who are Smule's competitors?

    Competitors of Smule include Deezer, Jelli, Pandora, Spotify, Shazam and 11 more.

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