Sometimes finding a solution to those little annoyances in life can turn into a big business. Take Roqbot, a virtual jukebox solution that lets users crowdsource music in bars, cafes and stores. Frustrated by losing turns every time they went to pick a song at the jukebox at their local bowling alley, Roqbot co-founders Garrett Dodge and Masen Ewald developed a mobile solution. The app, which runs on any internet-enabled device connected to a venue’s local sound system, allows users to personalize their music experience at their local hangout spots.
Roqbot is now working with businesses in San Francisco, New York, and LA and has collaborated with brands like Miller Lite, Gap, and Samsung, and even bands like Motley Crue to bring public, crowdsourced song-selecting to the masses. And today, Roqbot is kicking its national expansion up a notch with a round of seed funding led by Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners.
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