First-time Tech Entrepreneur

First-time Tech Entrepreneur

Rebekah Campbell is a music industry entrepreneur. She started out by organising a music festival to raise awareness of New Zealand’s youth suicide epidemic at the age of 19. In 2008, Rebekah came up with the idea for whilst promoting a tour for Evermore. Rebekah raised over $3 million from investors Australia and Silicon Valley to kick-start the business. launched in music in 2012 and in retail in 2012, with plans to expand to the United States later this year.

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