Notation Capital announced yesterday it’s investing in audio-editing startup Bumpers.
“Tl;dr — Check out Bumpers on iOS,” the pre-seed Brooklyn-based venture capital fund wrote in its announcement.
Bumper is a tool intended to lower the barriers to entry for podcasting. It makes editing audio a lot easier, and also allows the user to break down their recording into tagged segments. It’s been called “Twitter for audio.”
“I wanted to make something that made editing audio diffusible,” Bumpers cofounder Ian Ownbey explained in a Bumpers recording with Notation Capital.
— ian ownbey (@iano) June 8, 2016
In the discussion, Notation Capital partner Nicholas Chirls explained some of the fund’s methodology for making investments and also revealed that it has been working unofficially with Bumpers for some time. In fact, the name Bumpers came from a conversation in the Notation Capital Slack channel.
“It’s interesting to ask the question, ‘This probably won’t work, but if it does then what might it be?'” Chirls explained.