WillCall is a concert discovery company that has raised $1.2 million in funding from Sean Parker, Coran Capshaw, SV Angel, Joe Gebbia, Oliver Luckett, Bruce Flohr, John Frankenheimer, Oliver Jung, and SV Angel.
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Earlier this month, we wrote about how Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a political group called FWD.us. Now Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft General Counsel and EVP Brad Smith, and Airtime founder Sean Parker have also joined FWD.us. FWD.us is focused on immigration, education, and employment issues in Washington D.C.
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Crowdtilt is a crowdfunding company that spun out from Y Combinator. Crowdtilt has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Sean Parker, Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund, DCM, and Felicis Ventures. Before this round, Crowdtilt raised $2.1 million in seed funding this past May from SV Angel, CrunchFund, Paul Buchheit, Alexis Ohanian, Harj Taggar, Garry Tan, DCM, and Felicis Ventures.
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At the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, a film called “Downloaded” will premiere during the Film Festival in March. The film will be based on the rise and fall of Napster, the P2P file sharing software created by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. The two battled against music record labels after launching the program. The film was directed by Alex Winters, the actor that played “Bill” in the Bill & Ted franchise. Winters is also known for directing the Cannes Official Selection film FEVER and two Emmy-nominated Ben 10 movies for Cartoon Network.
theAudience is a startup that helps busy celebrities manage their social media presence. The startup was created through a partnership between Sean Parker and Ari Emanuel. Sean Parker was a co-founder of Napster, Plaxo, and Airtime. Mr. Parker was also the founding president of Facebook and was portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the hit movie The Social Network. Ari Emanuel is the co-CEO of William Morris and is portrayed by Jeremy Piven in the hit show Entourage. theAudience is led by acting CEO Oliver Luckett, who is a former senior VP at Disney.
Airtime is the video startup company that was created by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. The New York Times is reporting that the company now only has only 400 daily active users. This data is based on AppData, which tracks users through Facebook Connect. Sean Parker told the New York Times that AppData was off.
Even though Airtime raised a lot in funding, through a launch event with many celebrities, a viral video commercial with a lot of celebrities, and added video posting/conversation history, and buddy lists, the company still continues to struggle. The CTO of the company Eric Feng is exiting the company and so is Airtime co-founder Shawn Fanning.
Airtime is a video startup company founded by the two guys that started Napster together, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. The company left alpha mode in June 2012 and had a grand launch with many celebrities at the launch event. Last month Airtime also launched a viral video featuring several celebrities. Now Airtime has announced several new features.