You can learn your first song in 10 minutes with this app.
Seems like a great year for startups! In yet another investment round, Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn CEO invests in violin app Trala.
Trala is a Chicago-based startup, which has raised $1.29 million in seed funding from Jeff along with lead investor Origin Ventures and TechStars Ventures. Duolingo’s CEO, Luis Von Ahn, VP of business Bob Meese and CTO Severin Hacker also participated in this effort.
Founded in 2017 by Sam Walder and Vishnu Indukuri, graduates from the University of Illinois, Trala uses advanced signal processing and easy tutorials to teach beginners how to play the violin and currently has around 60,000 downloads.
Sam Walder, CEO of Trala said,
“The Trala app promises to teach violin faster and more effectively than your standard private teacher. First-time violinists can learn their first song in 10 minutes instead of three weeks. We’re unlocking a skill that has been out of reach to most people for hundreds of years.”
Prashant Shukla of Origin Ventures added,
“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. We bet on a technology that drives dramatic improvements in efficiency and value, and Trala’s rapid early growth shows it is delivering this for users.”
Trala is backed up by noted violinists Rachel Barton Pine and former Juilliard professor, Stefan Milenkovich. The app charges $120 per year for unlimited violin sessions.