Smule, the maker of popular social music apps including Sing! Karaoke, Ociana and Magic Piano has raised $16.6 million in new funding. The fuding was led by Roth Capital Partners along with Bessemer Venture, Shasta Ventures, and Granite Ventures. Smule has now raised a total of $42 million since launching in 2008.
According to Crunchbase: "Smule was founded in 2008 by CEO Jeff Smith and CTO/CCO Dr. Ge Wang. Jeff Smith previously co-founded and ran Tumbleweed, an email security software company which he took public on the Nasdaq and grew to $50M in sales before stepping down as CEO.
CTO/CCO Dr. Wang is a Stanford professor at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), the chief architect of the ChucK programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO)."