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FreshPlanet And The Man Behind Zuckerberg’s Favorite Tune-Naming App

 

 

I’m weirdly excellent at naming songs just after a few seconds of it being played. It’s one of my many useless talents. Though, if I were playing Song Pop, my tune-naming talent would be of very good use.

 

Song Pop, is the “name that tune” social game app that famously made headlines when Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed it was one of his favorites on his status update back in June, saying:

 


 

So who is the guy behind our boy Mark’s addiction? Let’s travel back to ’95 when Alanis Morissette was still popular and I was still in elementary school.

 

A serial entrepreneur in France

Mathieu Nouzareth started his entrepreneur career in 1995. He was just 23 living in France at the time, and co-founded WebConcept, an e-business consulting company, that was later sold to IconMediaLab where he was the CEO till 2001.

 

 

 

Get in the game

With his brother Roman on board, Mathieu started a digital game distribution business called Boonty.com in 2001. It grew to become one of the largest companies of its kind, with 180 employees in over 30 countries. The bros also started Cool Entertainment in 2006 that is now the biggest Facebook game company in Europe.

 

Making a Song Pop

The brothers have now set up shop in New York with their new game company, FreshPlanet, where our little Song Pop was born.

 

The music game app is wildly popular with 25 million unique players with over 4 million active users daily. This insane growth puts it at the second fastest growing app right now, behind Washington Post Social Reader.

 

 

 

We’ll see if Mathieu and team can keep up the good work in the coming months. For now, anybody up for a little Song Pop challenge with the tune master…(ahem, this guy)?

 

Photo Credits

Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook / freshplanet.com / flickr.com

Author : Holly Hutton

Born in the Big Easy and raised in the Sunshine State, Holly has spent the last five years brunching in the Big Apple and bantering with Big Ben. As a wandering writer, techy-in-training, and avid alliterator, Holly has written everything from educational policy and political news briefs to web content and travel blogs. She is thrilled to be a part of the KS team and working with a community of smart, savvy, entrepreneurs on all things startup!

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