SoundFocus (YC S13) raises $1.7M from Kapor Capital, Vegas Tech for hardware and software for hearing impaired

I generally enjoy writing about startups, but I love writing about startups that are working on something undeniably good for the world. This is one of those.

SoundFocus is trying to improve the experience of listening to music for people who are hard of hearing, or unable to hear certain frequencies. They’ve just raised $1.7M to get it done.

The investors in this round were Kapor Capital (Lotus and EFF Co-Founder Mitch Kapor’s fund), Y-Combinator, Greg Badros, Ovo Fund, RTA Capital, Vegas Tech Fund, Garry Tan, Alexis Ohanian, and Harj Taggar.

We first wrote about SoundFocus back at the tail end of 2013, just after they’d first launched their iOS application.

The app, compatible with both your iPhone’s built-in music library and tracks streamed down from Spotify, automatically adjusts music based on a person’s unique abilities to hear different frequencies.

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You can find SoundFocus (currently iOS only) in the App Store right over here.

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