Norwegian developer of audio recording and collaboration tools that help podcasters and journalists, Nomono, has $3.6 million in seed funding. Previously, the company raised $12.4 million in funding.
The investment round was led by Schibsted Ventures, the venture arm of Schibsted, a Norwegian media group globally recognised for its production and distribution of news, podcasts and information across several media platforms. The round saw participation from SINTEF Venture V AS, Spintop Ventures, and Investinor.
Scaleup plans ahead
The startup has proven they have the team and technology to create a truly revolutionary hardware solution. However, it’s very difficult to develop a truly disruptive hardware solution. Consequently, Mats Staugaard — an investment manager at Schibsted Ventures — stated that he looks forward to supporting Nomono every step of the way. Staugaard said that the platform would dramatically impact podcast creators all over the world.
Jonas Rinde, CEO of Nomono, declared that he was honored to be associated with Schibsted. Schibsted is a globally recognized producer and distributor of news and information across multiple mediums, including podcasts. Rinde said that Schibsted’s investment in Nomono represented a significant vote of confidence in the company’s technologies, personnel and vision for the future. He also mentioned that securing funding during an economic climate was a huge validation of Nomono’s business.
Nomono has the technology and team needed to create a truly revolutionary hardware solution. Despite the difficulty of this task, Investment Manager Mats Staugaard at Schibsted Ventures says that Nomono has proven itself. Mr. Staugaard went on to say that their platform already impacted the podcasting industry in a noticeable way. Furthermore, he stated that he was thrilled to support Nomono every step of the way as they aimed to revolutionize podcasting.
Nomono Sound Capsule: All You Need To Know
Nomono Sound Capsule is a self-contained cloud-connected recording system for collecting audio while out in the field. This helped encourage additional funding due to its specific purposes for professional podcasters and journalists.
The Web App is an online tool for audio collaboration. It can be accessed through a Wi-Fi enabled recorder. This app connects collaborators to AI powered tools for improving sound quality in their recordings. It also allows collaborators to back up their work and share it with their production team.
Nomono began accepting pre-orders for the Sound Capsule during the fall of 2022. Additionally, the company’s web app is currently available as a free public beta.
Nomono was founded in Trondheim, Norway in 2019. Its name is an abbreviation of ‘no more no Mon.’ This name was chosen because the company’s founders believed that audio workflows should be smart, simple and of exceptional quality.
The startup’s mission is to make professional-quality audio recordings easy and accessible for everyone. They aim to accomplish this by making it easy for people to record high-quality audio podcasts. By doing this, they hope to redefine how people listen to podcasts and simplify the process.
The company offers an all-in-one field recording solution for journalists and podcasters. It automatically uploads audio to a cloud-based tool for collaboration and preparation. This eliminates the need for separate field recorders, microphones, mixers and accessories in podcasting workflows.