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Airtime provides a private platform for live group video chat, messaging, and sharing music in real time across the globe.
Groups chats, given the name “Room” by Airtime, can be customized by name, background, and color theme. Music Sharing is also offered within the app. Songs and videos can be shared from Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Giphy, and more by the click of a button. By posting a video message through popular platforms such as Facebook and Instagram or by phone number guest can be invited to any Room. Airtime’s Tech Blog offers articles covering the technical side of the application.
Airtime was founded in 2012 by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, the duo behind the former popular music sharing software Napster. Parker’s impressive history of developing online platforms also includes Facebook, Causes on Facebook, Brigade, and Spotify. He is currently a managing partner at the Founders Fund and a founding member of The Parker Foundation. An alum of Northeastern University, Fanning has also founded the mobile networking application Path, cloud based data storage site Helium and gaming network Rupture.
What began as a chat roulette forum, Airtime relaunched in 2016 as a way to create and customize group chats with up to 6 members and allow up to 250 people to monitor the live videos. The app features the ability to live video chat, send messages, share photos directly send videos, and incorporate music from several platforms all within the app.
After acquiring the video chat company VLine, Airtime has expanded their operation to two locations in Palo Alto, CA and New York City, NY. It is currently supported by companies such as Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, and Founders Fund.
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