Skoove is one of the more interesting music-education startups that Music Ally has covered in recent years: the Berlin-based company has an app billed as “the easiest way to learn piano”. Now it has announced a new funding round of €3m (around $3.4m) from new investors caparuca, MGO Digital Ventures and Ringier Digital Ventures, alongside existing investors Egora Holding, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and High-Tech Gründerfonds.

Skoove CEO Florian Penge said that the round will help the company “take the next step in product development and growth”, including expanding its team in its core markets of North America and Europe. The company’s app currently offers 13 different courses, using hundreds of popular music tracks.

It hasn’t announced any user-base metrics as part of the funding round, but claims people have taken more than one million lessons using its software.

For more on Skoove, read our interview with Penge from August 2017, as well as his pitch in the MidemLab startups contest in June 2018 – at which point the app had 12,500 paying customers, from 300,000 user registrations overall.

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