According to SEC Form D filings, former Napster founder and Chatroulette adviser Shawn Fanning and Voxli founder Joey Liaw have raised $200k in funding for what is listed on the SEC document as “Supyo, Inc.”
What the listing does not make clear is whether Supyo, Inc is a placeholder for something else, as Supyo.com seems to be someone’s personal site. Calling the number associated with the filings gets a receptionist, who confirms that Supyo, Inc is in fact a holding company, and that Liaw and Fanning are both involved.
According to the receptionist, the Supyo, Inc funding has nothing to do with Path, which Fanning also co-founded. I’ve left my number with Fanning and will update this post as soon as he gets back to me.
Joey Liaw is the cofounder and CTO of Airtime. Prior to his position at Airtime, he worked at several companies such as Causes and Google. Liaw also has projects that he worked on such as Anachronox, a third person computer role playing game.
Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1998 while attending Northeastern University. He is currently the GM of Rupture at Electronic Arts. Fanning has since founded SNOCAP, a B2B Music Distributor, in 2002, and Rupture, an MMORPG social network in 2006. Both companies were sold in 2008 – SNOCAP to imeem, and Rupture to Electronic Arts.