Whyd, The Music Streaming Social Network, Launches Publicly After Raising $700,000 Seed Round

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Whyd, the French startup that lets you curate your favourite music tracks from YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Dailymotion and various MP3 blogs, and connect with likeminded tastemakers, is ditching its invite-wall today to open fully to the public.

It’s also announcing a modest Seed round: $700,000 from private France-based investors — capital it plans to use to bolster its mobile engineering team and launch its first mobile app within the next few months.

Originally launched as an invite-only Beta in November 2012, Whyd offered music bookmarking functionality along the lines of Wayra-accelerated and UK-based Songdrop, which we described as a “Delicious for music“. Users install the Whyd bookmarklet to their browser to begin adding tracks from various online sources for later playback.

However, the Paris-based startup’s broader plan was to become a music-based social network, and last March it flipped the switch on its recommendation engine to match…

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