January 9, 2023

Black-Owned AI App Connecting People In Entertainment Industry Secures $1.8M

Black-owned AI entertainment company tap. is on a mission to change the entertainment business for good. 

The pre-seed funding round 

The funding round aims to enhance tap.’s products by introducing more efficient ways for people to come together and connect. 

In collaboration with productions such as Marvel DC, HBO, and Disney, tap.’s primary goal is to deploy the right machine-learning technology to enhance users’ experiences. 

“We are excited to grow out network of support around the tap. app through the latest funding round, which will enable us to execute our strategic company objectives,” said CEO Jean-Que Dar

“At tap., we believe accessibility is a part of career success, especially in the entertainment industry. With the support of our investors, we are on a path that addresses the needs of our industry by enabling professionals with the tools to build their legitimate network.” 

According to a press release, investors included Grammy-nominated singer Wil Merrell, actor Remi Adeleke, and the CEO of Artists Housing Klevn Zuma. 

What is tap.? 

The digital marketplace app, first launched in 2019 by Jean-Que Dar, makes connecting within the creative industry much more straightforward for executives and creatives. 

tap. gives users unlimited access to a range of business solutions. The app’s tool allows users to network, connect, book, find work, execute deals, and pay others with one simple touch. 

Through the program, users can take a more proactive approach to manage their careers, business, and networks, while earning money simultaneously. 

“In the ever-changing entertainment business, [an] opportunity is key. Tools like tap. makes us all reachable and attain level all in one place,” said investor Will Merrell. 

Additionally, the platform’s advanced AI technology makes it easier for users to find and connect with verified professionals across various sectors. As a result, the advanced technology is the first to cut expenses, time, and effort by 420 percent.  

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Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.