Michelle You Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Songkick
Michelle You is cofounder and chief product officer of Songkick, a website and service that provides personalised news about live music events. It allows users to track their favourite bands and receive email alerts when a tracked band plays a gig nearby. Songkick has the most comprehensive database of concerts in the world and has grown to become the second most-trafficked concert site in the world after Ticketmaster, with almost 8 million monthly unique visitors and apps for Android, iPhone, and Spotify. In 2012, Songkick created Detour, a platform which enables fans to pledge in advance to buy tickets for an artist, expressing their desire to see the artist live. Detour has allowed artists such as Andrew Bird and Hot Chip to play shows in entirely new markets. Songkick is backed by Y Combinator, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.