15 Facts About Guvera


Guvera was an online music and entertainment streaming service founded in 2008.

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Guvera had agreements with the music labels in the regions where the product was available, which allowed for legal free music streams.

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Guvera was a targeted advertising platform, which targeted ads at relevant music genres.

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Guvera was available on web browsers, iOS, Android and the Windows Phone.

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Guvera was initially funded by AMMA Private Investment out of Australia.

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Guvera raised about $50m from its base of about 1000 smaller sophisticated investors primarily made up of accounting firms and other financial services businesses.

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Guvera was incorporated in 2008, and launched beta in Australia February 2010, and in the US March, 2010.

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Guvera was initially released as a beta to a select group of users by invitation only.

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In September 2011 Guvera moved into new headquarters in The Rocket in Robina, Gold Coast, Australia.

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In March 2012, Guvera created a mobile platform and in December 2012, Guvera released mobile apps for IOS and Android in Australia.

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In March 2014, Guvera signed an agreement with Lenovo to become its worldwide music partner, with Guvera's music streaming service pre-installed onto Lenovo mobile devices.

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Guvera had bought Blinkbox Music as part of an agreement with Tesco that it would pay its employees a higher rate of redundancy payment if the business failed, which it did not honour.

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In May 2016 Guvera won an international Gold at the Global App Design Awards.

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Guvera began operating in only 5 markets: Australia, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates and in July 2016, Darren Herft stepped down as CEO and founder Claes Loberg stepped into the position.

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On 22 November 2017 it was reported that Guvera had lost their appeal against an earlier ruling, which found in favour of the former employees of Blinkbox Music.

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