Redefining the Shape of Sound

Our Story

Resonado is an American company founded in 2017 by Brian Cho, Christian Femrite, Erikc Perez-Perez, and Peter Moeckel. The four met while pursuing undergraduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame.

The four co-founders met through pure serendipity, bonded through their mutual love for music, and became a cohesive unit through complementing skillsets. They were motivated by an innate need to innovate and enhance the world around them. They had a vision for revolutionizing the way the world experienced sound. That vision began to materialize with the birth of Resonado.

 
 

Today, Resonado is an award-winning startup that designs and develops audio systems with its patented Flat Core Speaker technology for businesses. Enticed by the prospect of better speakers and being freed from century-old design constraints, dozens of prospective clients have expressed interest in implementing the developing technology. Several are already starting pilot projects with existing prototypes. These companies include major international corporations in automotive, consumer electronics, home theater, hospitality, and marine industries. Resonado expects to officially launch the brand nationwide in late 2019.

 
 

Milestones


2009

Flat Core Speaker (FCS) Technology. Initial idea is developed and patented in stealth mode by father and son LH and Brian Cho in South Korea.


2017

After finalizing the development of the technology, Brian Cho, Christian Femrite, Erikc Perez-Perez, and Peter Moeckel found Flato, Inc in the US as juniors at the University of Notre Dame to commercialize the technology


2017

Flato launches first product, a mini Bluetooth speaker dubbed “Mini-O” via Kickstarter implementing a 3 Watt speaker driver


2018

Flato Inc. becomes Resonado Inc.


2018

Resonado pivots from consumer products to a business to business model, and begins development of 30 Watt speaker driver


2018

Resonado receives its first outside capital from the University of Notre Dame Idea Center and few Notre Dame alumni


2019

Resonado has 20+ industry leading companies interested in implementing FCS technology into their products


2019

Resonado closes pre-seed round of fundraising with $995K from institutional capital, bringing the total investment to date to $1.14M. Investors include: Dorm Room Fund, 500 Startups, Queen City Angels, Catapult Ventures, OWL Investment, Connetic Ventures, and other private angel investors to scale the team and fuel development of a wider product portfolio


2019

Resonado finalizes development of 30 Watt speaker driver (MVP) and partners up with a manufacturing partner with $3M in letters of intent from global industry leaders with products in categories such as automotive, consumer electronics, hospitality, home theater, marine, and recreational vehicles.

 
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Partnerships

We’ve partnered with some of the best in the world to bring our vision to life. Our current partners include Idea Center, Mass Challenge, 500 Startups, Menlo Scientific, and Cornes Technologies.

 
 
Living in a world that’s in a constant state of volatility inspired us to connect through the one thing that has always remained a unifying force - music.
— Brian Cho, CEO & Co-Founder
 
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