Tech Rockstar: Daniel Marhely
Having left school at 16 to focus on working in the world of web and tech, Daniel quickly made a name for himself on the French startup scene. Always a big music lover, Daniel’s first project saw him working from his bedroom in Paris creating a platform to make music access and sharing easier for himself and friends. An overnight hit, Blogmusik became instantly popular with fellow music enthusiasts, its one downside it was technically illegal and as such received many objections from content right owners. But instead of giving up, a young Daniel set about approaching right holders directly with a new music sharing platform, leading to a historic agreement being signed in 2007. Blogmusik was now reborn as Deezer, the first legal music streaming site in France.
Fast forward and Deezer is now available in 180 countries with over 3 million subscribers and growing. And with over 40 million tracks to explore it has one of the largest music catalogues, and has partnered with thousands of independent and major labels. Deezer can work across all devices, both offline and online and can even offer personal recommendations based on your music preferences. Deezer subscribers and Premium customers can also benefit from entertainment and sports on demand.
Daniel’s latest project with co-founder Adrien Touati, is the new French startup GET. GET simply offers small local companies a platform to create their very own e-commerce apps for free, in under an hour. Local retailers such as bakeries or independent cafes can use their newly designed app to access a whole new client base, and provide their customers with a 24/7 delivery service to order just about anything, from flowers to breakfast. 2016 is predicted to be a big year for GET and we’re sure we are going to hear lots from this French startup.
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