Bumpers raises $1m to grow social podcasting app

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. October 23, 2016

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Bumpers, a mobile app that lets people create and discovery podcasts, has raised $1 million in seed funding. The round led by Spark Capital with participation from Founders Collective and strategic angels including Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter.

Described by Williams as a “brilliant execution of a simple idea”, Bumpers enables anyone to record, edit and share high-quality podcasts. The iOS app provides users with a “user-friendly and intuitive tool” that enables anyone to edit their recordings without expensive equipment or a studio.

Bumpers allows users to record and share podcasts

The app’s editing tools include automatic background cancellation, automatic voice equaliser and the ability to add segue music to recordings. Bumpers also features a new prompt each week to help inspire podcasters’ ideas.

The funding will allow the business to “continue innovating” on its app.

Ian Ownbey, CEO, said: ”

“People listen [to podcasts] in all sorts of scenarios, and it’s one of the fastest growing new media categories right now. Unlike vlogging and traditional podcasts, Bumpers lets people focus solely on storytelling, and makes the experience feel more spontaneous, less scripted and more relatable.

“In a short time, we’ve been able to grow a passionate community of creators and this new funding will allow us to continue innovating on our app, which is the easiest tool for creating and editing a podcast.”

Learn more about Bumpers by visiting its website here.