The sound of start-ups: Jukedeck wins TechCrunch competition

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London-based Jukedeck, the start-up that marries music composition with artificial intelligence, was announced as the winner of TechCrunch’s Battlefield Competition earlier this week.

The musical meastro beat three other innovative finalists to the plaudit, including product marketing monitor Yoobic, delivery service MAX, and freelancer management platform Listable. In all, 15 start-ups were selected to participate in the Startup Battlefield competition for a top prize of £30,000. The 15 were whittled down to 4, which were then judged by a panel of experts. The final judging panel included Eileen Burbidge, of Passion Capital; Alex Depledge, of Hassle; Fred Destin, of Accel Partners; and Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch.

Jukedeck, which has also scooped up a LeWeb startup, and Pitch@Palace award, generates royalty-free soundtracks for those looking to add music to video. Users have the option of tweaking both the tempo and instruments to suit the content of the video. Big clients include Google, the Natural History Museum, and a number of YouTube creators.

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