Chris Thür, the CEO of Yousician is a Swiss Entrepreneur living in Finland. Founded in late 2010, the mission of Yousician is to make musicality as common as literacy. Using cutting edge audio signal processing, games, real musical instruments and a lot of re-thinking and overcoming the limitations of traditional music education. Yousician makes it fun, easy and motivating to learn to play an instrument. With over 50 million users worldwide, Yousician is today the largest music educator worldwide.
In 2012, Yousician was chosen the hottest start-up in Finland (WIRED magazine), and Yousician apps have won over 30 international awards and prizes (SXSW, Launch.edu, European best learning game,…). Yousician was one of the Winners of Start-up sauna Spring 2011, and Chris is both a Startup Sauna coach and alumni. The team raised a $1.5M seed round from Silicon Valley based True Ventures and has since built a profitable business with a team of over 30 people in Helsinki, Tampere in Finland and in Sydney Australia.
Prior to Yousician, Chris was working as a Laser scientist and was a guitar and piano dropout. Chris holds a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Switzerland and a M.Sc. in Industrial Management from Finland. When not working, Chris spends his time hiking, kayaking, climbing, cycling, cooking vegetarian food and reading about technology and society. And yeah, playing the piano of course!
Yousician – World’s Largest Music Educator, made in Finland
Music education yesterday (problem), today (what we have now) and tomorrow (what we are working on)