Roqbot, a startup that has developed a mobile jukebox app, has closed a seed round of $1.2 million led by Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners, with participation from Accelerator Ventures, T5 Capital and Penny Black.
Josh Linkner (CEO & Managing partner, Detroit Venture Partners): The future of music in public venues will be a social and mobile experience, and we’re excited to back Roqbot as the leader in this exciting space.
Roqbot has over one million songs streamed and over two times the average check-ins of Foursquare, says the company. Patrons at Roqbot locations use the iPhone or Android music app to check in, discover what’s playing, request songs, vote on the queue, and see the venue’s specials. Roqbot also delivers music for business by providing venues with control over what can be requested, continuous streaming unlike traditional jukeboxes, and full customization.
Roqbot is also announcing the new Roqbot Mix Machine, which utilizes both customer and venue preferences to create a custom playlist for each business.