Vietnamese startup Waves raises US$1.2M seed funding for its podcast service
Waves, an audio and podcast startup, announced today that it has raised US$1.2 million seed funding in a round led by Singapore’s Insignia Ventures Partners, with participation from Hustle Fund and Skystar Capital, according to KrAsia.
Waves founders Kevin Gao and Ben Minh Le have said that the startup “aims to become one of the leading platforms in Southeast Asia for podcast and audio content”. Currently, the platform has more than 30 original programmes, 50 programmes created with partners, and has hosted 500,000 other programmes which users can stream for free.
The company will be launching a mobile app on the Apple Store and Google Play this month and will focus on producing more original content with Vietnamese content creators.