Congratulations to an exciting, emerging growth company coming out of Wisconsin. Murfie.com is a Madison-based site designed for music lovers to convert and store compact discs as digital files. The site also provides the option to sell unwanted discs. It’s been steadily gaining popularity over the past year, and was just recently featured on Yahoo News AND in USA Today!
Matt Younkle and Preston Austin founded Murfie in May 2011. Younkle’s product development achievements include the first food ever to be grown in space and Turbo Tap, the world’s fastest retrofittable beer tap. Austin brings to the table over two decades of experience in emerging technology.
In January 2012, Murfie closed a funding round of $1.4 million, which gave them a solid foundation to move ahead with new phases of development. The funds helped scale up their technical and operational infrastructure as well as focus their marketing initiatives.
Murfie was one of 13 companies chosen from hundreds of applicants for TechStars Boston, one of the leading startup accelerator programs in the world. Murfie has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Tech Considered,” in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Green Blog, PCWorld, as well as received mentions in Fast Company, Springwise and Daily Disruption.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the cool features on Murfie.com:
- Converts each disc to a digital format that plays on any device
- Unpurchase any album you buy within 24 hours for full credit back to your account
- Sell your CDs in a personal shop
- Trade albums with other members
- Store music files right on the site
- Add albums to your Wishlist, choose a price, and select Autobuy to have Murfie automatically buy it for you when it becomes available
Murfie.com has over 12,000 members with an inventory of 400,000 discs and an average of 8,000 discs added every week. Every disc in the warehouse belongs to a Murfie member.
It seems Murfie is gaining more fans every day. And we agree with Dale, “You guys are the best. Way better than iTunes, better than Rhapsody, better than Spotify.”—Dale, New York, NY
To learn more about Murfie’s services or to sign up for a premium membership, visit murfie.com. We’ll be keeping a close eye on these guys and suggest you do the same!