Tommy Funderburk founded Muzit Inc., in 2014 in response to the music industry's failed policy of suing fans around the world for downloading music and other copyrighted material. His vision was both disruptive and positive. Rather than pursue litigation they should be considered fans of the content they download.
Muzit’s TRACE (Torrent Reporting and Content Engine) analytics platform was launched January 2016 and conceived by copyright owners, industry insiders and technology industry veterans. Muzit Inc. is the first to combine big data science, machine learning and consumer friendly marketing practices to provide software companies, content producers, artists and other copyright owners a unique solution to identify, engage and monetize the millions of fans who use global peer-to-peer (P2P) networks to download music, movies and other copyrighted digital content.
Meet the Team
Founder & Chairman
When Muzit says it was created by artists for artists, its really true. As a recording artist and hit songwriter, Tommy is internationally recognized as the voice of seminal hit albums for RCA, BMG, MCA, Polydor and Pioneer music labels. Additionally, Tommy has performed on hundreds of recordings including many international and Grammy-winning number one hits by artists as diverse as Boston and Celine, Dion, Jimmy Page and Andrae Crouch, Bon Jovi and Henry Mancini, Heart, Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Spinal Tap, Cheap Trick, Amy Grant, Bad Company, Burt Bacharach, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, REO Speed Wagon, Airplay, Motley Crue and so many others.
In 2002, Tommy founded Sovereign Artists, the industry’s first direct-to-fan online music label. As CEO, he experienced first hand how difficult it is to compete with the torrent world where all digital copyrights are readily available for ‘free’. But unlike those who considered P2P users to be ‘pirates’ who should be punished, Tommy saw the P2P community as an untapped distribution channel to millions of potential customers and in 2013 founded Muzit, the music industry’s first artist and fan friendly P2P Big Data platform. Tommy’s deep industry knowledge, well established relations with artists, managers, labels and publishers and his passion for the creative community continue to shape Muzit’s vision to transform the industry.
Tommy graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Education and still believes he made the right decision to make music rather than becoming a high school history teacher. Tommy continues to record with his writing partner Bruce Gaitsch as King Of Hearts.
Greg has been CEO and founder at several successful technology companies. He co-founded Acquisition Labs in 2012 (acquired in 2016), was Chairman at Avenue100 Media Solutions, Inc., from 2008 – 2012, founded Course Advisor, Inc. in December 2004 and served as its CEO until it was acquired by the Washington Post Company. Greg served as CEO and President of Acadient/Boston Institute of Finance until its acquisition in 2004. Previously, Greg served as SVP and Director of eCommerce at Scudder Kemper Investments; co-founded Arnold Interactive and served as its Vice President.
His additional experiences include positions in marketing and communications at IDG, Groupe Bull (Paris), and advertising agencies in New York and Boston. In addition to Arnold, his agency background includes stints at Young & Rubicam/New York, Saatchi and Saatchi/DFS, and RSC/Boston. Greg serves as a current or past director for several organizations including the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (www.mitx.org). He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and art from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and attended the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Gerrish School of Business at Endicott College.
Experienced Vice President/GM with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Music Management, Advertising, and Music Licensing.
- Most recently General Manager, Toby Keith’s multi-platinum label – Show Dog Universal Music
- Previously VP Music, Video and Product Development, NBC
- VP Media Properties, House of Blues – VP Sales and Marketing Capitol Records
Chief Data Scientist
Experienced statistician and data scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling, Data Analysis, R, SAS, Life Sciences.
- PhD Mathematical Statistics, Board Member of ASA’s Accreditation
- Expert in categorical data analysis, non-parametric statistics, stochastic processes
- Specializes in the analysis of massive and complex data-sets and mathematical finance
Dave Krauthamer is an Information systems executive who is an experienced CEO, CIO, CTO, CRO, CMO, CSO and serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Digital Disruption Group at Silicon Valley’s Band of Angels. He has created and sold award-winning companies in addition to teaching university level courses in information technology and serving on Muzit’s Advisory Board.
Dave holds a degree in Computer Science. He loves working with people and is passionate about helping companies create incredible products, amazing brands, powerful marketing stories, and high-performance sales teams.
He has extensive experience in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Product Innovation, Marketing, Sales, M&A, in addition to a wide background in the implementation of enterprise-wide systems.
Dave currently serves as CEO of QuSecure and the founder of Quantum Thought. Quantum Thought is a premier quantum computing launchpad for the founding generation of quantum computing companies, as well as the generations to follow. The mission of Quantum Thought is to create, incubate, launch and guide amazing quantum companies and foundational technologies that will enable other companies to enter in a New Age.
He is also the founder of NEURAL SALES an intelligent (AI) solution that evaluates all aspects of your market in real-time and learns from your interactions, successes, and setbacks.
Prior to that, Dave created an award-winning company named Intelenex which became a leading partner in the transformation of Corporate Systems to the Cloud. Intelenex was recognized as Oracle’s Top Cloud ERP Sales Partner in 2015. Closing the year by selling almost 50% more Cloud ERP licenses than any other partner. Intelenex was also acknowledged as being one of the fastest growing service companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine ranking 364 out of the top 5000. The company was sold in July of 2015.
Steve has three decades of experience founding and building industry-leading, technology-intensive companies. Prior to Fido Management, Steve Lewis founded, built, and led three, category-defining, sector leading companies: as CEO of Teneros (acquired by Ongoing Operations), he created the category of Application Continuity Appliances for ending email downtime; as CEO of All Covered (acquired by Konica Minolta) he shepherded the company from a single office to the largest outsourced IT provider to US small business; and he co-founded Pharmanex (acquired by NuSkin), today the world’s leading phyto-pharmaceutical company.
He co-founded Generation Ventures, one of the first venture firms focused on building new enterprises in China. Steve was also a partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on operational strategy development for technology-intensive Global 1000 Enterprises. Steve has co-taught the IMPACT Capstone course at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 2014 and he sits on the Board of Directors of Push Technology, the Advisory Board of Kvantum, and the Board of Directors of Divergent. Steve has BA Economics, MS Industrial Engineering, and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
Muzit is privately held. Our investors include a veritable who’s who from the worlds of music and entertainment, big data and technology including Silicon Valley’s Band of Angels. If you’d like to find out about investing in Muzit, please email our CEO, Greg Titus at email@example.com.