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Former Armonia CEO Virginie Berger joins VC fund LeanSquare

Virginie Berger has joined Belgian venture-capital fund LeanSquare as a venture partner, moving from pan-European licensing platform Armonia, where she served as CEO for the past two years.

As well as being founder of Paris-based tech/media consultancy DBTH, Berger’s career has also included stints at Microsoft, NRJ, Omnicom and MySpace France.

Her role at LeanSquare involves running its music technology investment programme globally. She will also serve as the content director of Wallifornia Music Tech, a series of events focused on music and new technologies, from conferences to hackathons.

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Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what happened and why the wheels fell off so spectacularly. There was, inevitably, not one single reason why it collapsed. Pulling together all the information, we have pinpointed a dozen reasons why Crowdmix never came to pass. We also ask what its implosion means for music startups in particular and the music business in general.

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