Livio Radio is growing its business by taking Internet radio to new places, namely your car.
The Ferndale-based company got its start when Jake Sigal
turned his electronic tinkering into a hot-selling Internet radio in 2008. That attracted a venture capital investment and an expansion into the automotive realm.
"We've been focusing on car/Internet radio," says Nicole Yelland, brand manager for Livio Radio
. "We'll be launching the Kit later this month, which allows you to manipulate the Livio car radio applications."Livio Radio
has leveraged the revenues and outside investment into a significant growth spurt. The business has recently hired two new engineers, bringing its staff to 15 em[;oyees and four interns. It plans to continue hiring as it expands.
Livio Radio has also been reaching out into activities indirectly tied to Internet radio. It recently host Social Media Day Detroit at Motor City Casino. It also has been able to place its products into the FCC's Open Technology Center for Employees in Washington, D.C.
"It allows them (federal FCC employees) to really interface with these products," Yelland says. "It's a museum for employees so they can tinker."Source: Nicole Yelland, brand manager for Livio RadioWriter: Jon Zemke
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