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University start-up Jukedeck, founded by Faculty of Music graduate Ed Rex, won big this week at Pitch@Palace 3.0, an event spearheaded by HRH The Duke of York to identify the most promising technology start-ups.
The Pitch@Palace 3.0 finalist competition took place on 23 March, focusing on technology within the creative industries. Jukedeck, which has set its sights on the changing world of digital music with generative software, was one of three winners, beside Crabble and Opendesk.
Under the stewardship of Rex, a composer programmer and one-time King’s College Chorister, Jukedeck is at the front of musical innovation with software that uses algorithims to write songs and has promising applications in the video and online gaming markets.
I am immensely proud of the achievements of the entrepreneurs in the Pitch@Palace programme, they have shone a light on the diversity and imagination across the country.HRH The Duke of York
Jukedeck has raised £500k in seed funding through Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge Innovation Capital.
“I am immensely proud of the achievements of the entrepreneurs in the Pitch@Palace programme, they have shone a light on the diversity and imagination across the country, clearly demonstrating that pursuing an idea or dream can be realised with knowledge and determination” said HRH The Duke of York, KG. “This is all possible with the drive of the entrepreneurs, and as far as Pitch@Palace is concerned the commitment and enthusiasm of all of the attendees and partners of the event.”