Personalized podcast delivery app Swell raises $5.4 million

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:30am

Swell is a new iOS mobile app (it just launched late last month) that makes podcast/spoken word listening a more radio-like, "lean-back" experience based on your preferences.

The company has now announced it's raised $5.4 million in Series A funding.

Swell has partnered with content sources like NPR, American Public Media, and ABC News. It also includes podcasts from the BBC, CBC, Comedy Central, TED Talks, and more. Tech Crunch wrote (here): "When we wrote about Stitcher’s growth last year, we said it was starting to sound like 'the Pandora of talk radio.' Stitcher, however, actually follows more of an on-demand model — you choose what you want to listen to (although there are also content recommendations). Swell, on the other hand, is closer to the Pandora experience, where you just open the app, hit play, and interesting content should immediately start streaming."

Find Swell here. TechCrunch has more, including a video walk-thru, here.

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