Tunespeak Featured in Forbes

Tunespeak, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was recently featured in an article on Forbes.com. Tunespeak is a musician-to-fan reward platform that is the brainchild of two St. Louis musicians. Tunespeak connects bands to their most loyal and influential fans, rewarding fans for listening, sharing and promoting bands on their existing social media networks.

The article outlines just how Tunespeak wants to help modernize the idea of a street team to assist musicians at all points in their careers to spread the word about what they are up to and help increase their fan base. Tom Pernikoff, CEO and co-founder of Tunespeak, explained the goal of his company is “as much about keeping artists top of mind and selling things as making sure fans are being recognized."

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2017/06/26/tunespeak-rewards-fans-for-promoting-the-bands-they-already-love/#467e82021822

Serra Ventures Featured in St. Louis Business Journal

Serra Ventures had an exciting week of press for Serra Capital III, first with a feature in the Chicago Tribune on May 13, and then again in the St. Louis Business Journal on May 16. 

The May 16 article highlighted the fund's target size and amount of investments, and also included short descriptions of the Serra Capital I and II's St. Louis based companies Label Insight, Adarza Biosystems, Techli, and Tunespeak. 

Serra III intends to continue investing in the Midwest region. Tim Hoerr, Managing Partner of Serra, told the Chicago Tribune “The Midwest is the ripest ground for new tech innovation right now because it’s an emerging market. A lot of the capital in Chicago doesn’t stay here, and it should.”

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/biznext/2016/05/venture-capital-firm-starts-raising-50-million.html