Spoon is an audio live streaming app that helps people communicate and create organically (talking).
Spoon delivers an unfiltered and authentic broadcast experience tailored to its younger-skewing audience. With a unique business model based on real-time digital gifting to support its DJs, Spoon has become synonymous with radio for young people on mobile.
Spoon was founded in 2013 by Neil Choi. The company is headquartered in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. Spoon is currently available in Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States.
Spoon makes it possible for anyone to make money by live streaming. With the anonymity of audio, users on Spoon can express themselves unedited and camera free.
Spoon has developed its flagship service with the aim of providing a space where everyone can easily connect and share their thoughts about everyday, real-life issue with just the use of their voice. Spoon DJs are supported by tips from listeners, with many making several times what a traditional radio DJ would earn in salary.
Spoon Radio gives everyone the opportunity to start their live broadcast, upload and listen to original audio content, as well as interact and connect with other users. It's app has over 10 million downloads.
Spoon is backed by Softbank Ventures Asia, KB Investment, IMM Investment, SBI Investment and others. The company raised $40M in a Series B financing on Dec 23, 2019. This new round brings Spoon's total funding to $59.6M to date.