Sounder gives you a direct, live voice connection to your closest relationships. No ringers, no notifications - just the sound of your voice. Sounder boasts a powerful UI (patent pending) for managing real-time access and can rely on proven business models for in-app purchases for consumers and paid service for businesses. The company was founded in 2011, headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has 3 employees. CEO Michael Forston has been Director of Product at Qik, which sold to Skype for $150M, and CTO at YackPack. Strive Capital was the first institutional investor in Sounder.