How it started

Our story

Founded by a team of Gen-Z music addicts and artists, HotDrop addresses the current generational shift underway in music discovery and consumption. 30-second snippets enable rapid discovery, are easily shared with other music superfans, yielding high virality for emerging artists. Within two days of its initial launch, the HotDrop app had more than 25,000 downloads and ranked 7th on the App Store. Join the music discovery revolution by downloading HotDrop on the App Store.

Our Team

Built by music enthusiasts and independent artists

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Max Goldberg
Founder and CEO
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Beck Peters
Founding Engineer
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Ujjwal Anand
HotDrop Studio Team Lead
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Jaini Gogri
Web UX Lead
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Sagar Vasnani
Senior PM
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Djuro Alfirevic
Senior iOS Engineer
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Stephen Scherer
Head of Artist Relations


Advised by experts

Our advisors share the HotDrop vision for disrupting new music discovery. Combined, they have 100+ years of B2C/B2B experience.

If you are interested in HotDrop and would like to learn more about advisory and investment opportunities, please contact us at

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Michael Hackel
Investor @ The Founders Capital
Young Presidents Organization (Chairman)
The Founders Capital (Founder/Investor) (Founder, exit to GrubHub)
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David Ross
Pandora (Senior Director, Partnerships)
Hulu (GM, BizDev/Partnerships)
American Express (Manager, BizDev)
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Chris Ball
Leader of Scale Organizations
Adobe (GM, Americas Enterprise)
Lightspeed Venture Partners (EIR)
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Lars Perkins
Managing Director @ Techstars (Chief Data Officer)
Google (Director, Product Management)
Picasa (CEO, exit to Google)
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Ale Koretzky
Head of AI/ML @ Splice
Splice (Head of AI/ML)
Visionary/Inventor of CoSo
tuneSplit (Founder, exit in 2016)
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Justin Schair
PE and Venture Capital Investor
Acadia Capital Group (Investor)
CP Capital LLC (Principal)
Matrix Private Capital Group (Partner)