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QCODE Pulls In $6.4M Series A Funding

2020-10-15
LOS ANGELES, CA, QCODE has raised $6.4 million in a Series A funding round.
QCODE, a premium content studio and podcast network, announced today that it has raised $6.4 million in a Series A funding round, led by Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) with participation by C Ventures. Ryan Taylor, General Manager of Sonos Radio, will join the QCODE Board of Directors.

QCODE is a new podcast and media studio launched in 2019 by former Creative Artists Agency agent Rob Herting in partnership with production company Automatik and management firm Grandview. The company is focused on working with creators to originate and innovate stories in the audio format that have the potential to grow and be adapted in other mediums, including television series and feature films. QCODE developed and produced its first series, BLACKOUT, which stars Rami Malek and was featured as one of Apple's "10 Best Podcasts So Far in 2019" and won the "Best Fiction Podcast of the Year" at the iHeartRadio Podcast awards. QCODE's second original series, CARRIER, is an immersive first person POV fiction thriller which stars Tony and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo. In 2019, CARRIER was featured by Esquire as one of "The Best Podcasts of 2019" and was named Apple Podcast's "Best Fiction Show of the Year." The series is due to be adapted into a feature film by Amblin entertainment. QCODE next premiered THE EDGE OF SLEEP which stars YouTube creator Mark Fischbach aka "Markiplier." The show is released under QCODE's new Wood Elf label, which focuses on matching digital creators with original narrative genre podcasts. In 2020, QCODE premiered the series THE LEFT RIGHT GAME, produced by and starring TESSA THOMPSON, which was acquired by Amazon to be adapted for TV; the thriller series BORRASCA, produced by and starring Cole Sprouse ("Riverdale," Five Feet Apart); the erotic scripted drama DIRTY DIANA, produced by and starring Demi Moore; and HANK THE COWDOG based off the popular children's books, written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, which took the No. 1 spot on Apple Podcasts' Kids & Family chart in its debut week.
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