(UPDATED) Australian based mobile music startup Filter Squad has closed a $1.1 million seed funding round from Australia's Yuuwa Capital. It's Discovr music app, which is #1 in 28 countries in it's category, has been downloaded 1 million times and just added a version for Mac desktops.
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Filter Squad is part of a growing tech startup sector in Australia, but interestingly much of their growth is coming from Japan. “[The Japanese] are technophiles. They love technology and they have a strong musical love as well,” Filter Squad founder and chief executive David McKinney told VentureBeat. “There is a really great intersection of different [technology] cultures in Japan. [Discovr is] music meets apps meets mobile, and they seem to be gobbling it up.”