Meet the people that dreamed up the Debussy Prélude
Funky Sound Studio creates smart listening objects with your Debussy Prélude headphones as its first intelligent luxury sound system brand.
Funky Sound Studio is an international, disruptive audio-focused startup. Created by French entrepreneur Arnaud Perret, our international startup is based in Haute Savoie, France and Palo Alto, California, inventing best-in-class audio products with an alliance of French and International know-how in hardware/software.
Fueled by the passion for beautiful sound and innovative technologies, Funky Sound Studio’s mission is to “serve the music” by creating beautiful and smart listening objects designed for the modern world with the goal of empowering smooth listening experiences through a range of high-performance audio products.
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Arnaud Perret - Founder & CEO
Arnaud is the Funky Sound Studio leader and creator of Debussy began his career in startups at an early age. He has acquired solid knowledge in the field of online marketing, lead acquisition, and traffic monetization. Today at 31, he is specialized and experienced in new technologies. Trendy and ahead of this time, he uses his flair and expertise in innovative technologies and big data to create disruptive products, both useful and attractive. Working with several brands from the ground up, Arnaud brings all his expertise in hardware, software, and data to offer to passionate music in search of his true revolutionary audio products that combine high-tech, AI and the best available audio providers.
Pierre Voreux - CTO of Hardware
Michael Betemps - CTO of Software
Antoine Chabert - Sound Engineering Partner
Antoine, aka ‘Chab’, has been an engineer specialized in ‘Mastering’ for 10 years. Antoine Chabert is one of the world's foremost musical experts working with a myriad of internationally known artists in his studio. Chab makes records sound their best, such as the Grammy-winning “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk's latest opus "Random Access Memories". In 2014, Chab won 3 Grammy awards: Record of the year: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, Album of the year: “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk, Best engineered album non-classical: “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk. It is just one among hundreds of other albums and singles Chab has mastered.
Tuyen Pham - Sound Engineer and Shareholder
Tuyen Pham is head of A-Volute, a company specializing in 3D audio innovation since its creation in 2004. He is an expert in audio technologies, technology licensing and connoisseur of the consumer electronics market.
Xavier Houy - Product Designer
Xavier is a product designer sharing his time between Paris, Hong-Kong, and Boston. He is well known in the design of connected devices like the QOOQ kitchen tablet and the recent connected-objects like the COGITO watches, the MOTHER for SEN.SE or the LOVEBOX. For his work, Xavier received several international design awards among them: the Platinum A’ Design, the Red Dot Design, the Green Good Design, the Observeur du Design.
Benoît Pallandre - Sound Engineer
Benoît is an audio engineer, expert in immersive sound, with a genuine passion for music, sound for picture, and the physics of sound. Highly creative, he has over 15 years of experience in the sound industry. Starting an early age, recording orchestras, Benoît has since evolved and is today recording, designing and mixing sound on various projects, including major events all around the world.
Guillaume Dumortier - Marketing Executive
Guillaume is a marketing executive with 12 years experience in the tech, telco, retail, and CPG industries. With his company, the Growth Concierge, a growing marketing agency he is helping startups get early traction, find product /market fit, refine and map their ideal user profiles, and activate their acquisition channels.
Laurence Duarte - Global Strategy Director
Laurence is a Global Strategy Director and High Impact Communication Leader. She has been a business-value adder and idea protector for more than 20 years. She uses her experience and knowledge in strategy and communication to help companies develop, manage, and grow their ideas into a profitable reality.
Natalia Krokowska - Marketing Manager
Natalia graduated from EM Lyon Business School and Ecole Centrale Engineering School with a Master’s Degree in Innovation Management. Starting at an early age in startups Natalia has acquired skills in marketing and client experience working for Meersens and Marketlab.
Sam Hickman - Advisor
Sam is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and founder of JOY, a startup which created a connected watch for children. It has made more than $2 million in presales through crowdfunding campaigns. He is one of our dedicated advisors helping the team and sharing his experience and know-how.
Antoine Level - Advisor
Antoine is our second very dedicated advisor, CEO and co-founder of Squadrone System whose experience include the management and delivery of a $6 million crowdfunding campaign.