Mobile Social Media Company Audingo Acquires $3 Million in Angel Funding; Creates Innovative Audio-Visual Delivery Platform
Finds success with pilot plan, launches services nationwide
AUSTIN, Texas, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audingo, pioneer of an audio-visual social media platform offering mobile users an unprecedented level of personalized interaction with public personalities and organizations, today announced that it has acquired $3 million in angel funding that will help accelerate the Company's rapid growth trajectory. Audingo gives fans the opportunity to hear directly from their favorite personalities – in the personality's own voice – through a phone call, text, email, or video.
Finding success with its pilot plan – signing on radio-TV personalities Rick Dees and Lars Larson; solidifying loyalty among the many supporters of its inaugural clients; and demonstrating that the enterprise level architecture platform and mobile application are robust and reliable – Audingo now enters its next phase of development. With angel investors' latest commitment of capital, Audingo is making the platform available to personalities and organizations nationwide so they can more intimately engage with their supporters via social media.
Audingo Is Customizable
Each Audingo user controls interactions via the platform by specifying his or her preferences. Fans hear from their favorite personalities via personalized audio and video messages and choose the form of delivery – a call, text or email. They also designate the days and times they want to receive their Audingos.
Audingo Is Personalized
Audingo is one-to-one versus one-to-many.
"Audingo is about belonging to the inner circle of select personalities and organizations," said Matt Merritt, Audingo co-founder and president. "Audingo's vision is for subscribers to connect with their chosen personalities and organizations on a deeper level than other social media platforms allow – like having a few close friends, versus many acquaintances."
Merritt continued, "Many celebrities and public leaders understand that their fans have largely contributed to their fame and want to give those fans the interaction that they crave – direct access."
Audingo Is Engaging
As reported by Reuters, DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffrey Katzenberg recently predicted that the future of social media "moves from text-based communication to video and audio-based, making it more intuitive and instinctual;" Audingo recognizes that there is something singularly unique about the human voice. Strengthening the connection, Audingo also gives subscribers the ability to join in on a "conversation" with the personality or organization on the spot by utilizing its talk-back feature.
"Our angel investors have had the chance to witness Audingo's progress, and the most remarkable observation is how passionate Audingo subscribers are about the chance to connect with their favorite personalities on a deeper level," said Michael Boukadakis, founder and chief executive officer of Audingo. "Audingo brings distinct value to the social media space. We're excited by Audingo's initial success and look forward to giving fans access to public figures in the fields of radio & TV, sports, politics, music, ministry and more."
To learn more about Audingo, go to www.audingo.com.
Audingo was founded in November of 2010 by CEO Michael Boukadakis, a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully built voice processing technology companies VoiceXpress, VEXIS Systems, Call Analytics, and Enacomm. The Company is a pioneer in the audio-visual social media space, offering a mobile platform that allows users to hear directly from choice organizations and personalities via personalized audio and video messages in the form of a call, text or email.
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