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Zencastr Raises $4.6M Seed Round

2021-02-21
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Zencastr announced its first-ever $4.6M seed round of funding led by Kickstart.
Zencastr, a cloud-based podcasting platform, has announced its first-ever $4.6M seed round of funding, led by Utah-based venture firm Kickstart.

Private investors in this round include former Flipagram (acquired by ByteDance/TikTok) executives, Brian Dilley and Farhad Mohit. Investors also participating in the seed are audio industry veteran, Jeremy Andrus, the former CEO of Skullcandy; as well as serial technology leaders Austen Allred, founder of the Lambda school; Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight; and Karl Sun from Lucid along with his executive team.

Zencastr was founded in 2015 by tech entrepreneur Josh Nielsen as a way to put the power of creating interest-based communities in the hands of anyone with a message and a desire to be heard. Today, Zencastr facilitates hundreds of thousands of hours of recorded content every month and services roughly 6% of all podcasts.
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