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Netflix meets Masterclass for creative education

Netflix meets Masterclass for creative education

tonebase is an online education platform – best described as a hybrid of Netflix and Masterclass for creative education – which has launched in the two verticals of classical piano and guitar. Our product is a platform hosting 100's of high-quality video tutorials with some of the best instructors in the world. Many of them are GRAMMY award winners, Professors at elite institutions like Yale and Juilliard, as well as up-and-coming stars in their respective fields.

By combining outstanding content with an innovative platform specifically tailored to music education, we are working on providing an exceptional learning experience for our customers, while democratizing the knowledge of brightest creative minds that were so far only accessible to a lucky few.

tonebase was founded in 2017. The three founders – Igor, Chris, and Abhi – met while studying at Yale. Chris and Igor, both classical guitarists and life-long musicians, always felt frustrated by the difficulty of accessing really high-level educators both as kids growing up, but also as aspiring professionals later in college and decided to do something about it while at Yale. After going through a number of failed attempts at building an initial MVP, they decided to get real and brought on Abhi as the technical co-founder to round out the founding team.

Fast forward a few years and a bit of MRR to prove some traction later, the three went through the LAUNCH accelerator in the winter of 2018 and raised a successful Seed Round in San Francisco in Q1 2019. Since then the company, now located in Los Angeles, grew to 10 FTE, launched a new musical vertical (classical piano), and is expanding quickly to execute on our ambitious mission to connect the world's greatest creatives with passionate learners in as many disciplines as possible.

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Abhi Nayar

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Combining design and technology to create the Human-Computer Interaction experiences of the future. Front-end Designer, Developer, Entrepreneur - Yale 2018.
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Seed (Jun 2019)

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