Florian Plenge

Founder & CEO @ Skoove

Florian Penge, (42) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Berlin-based start-up, Skoove (www.skoove.com), a browser-based piano-learning platform that analyses, through a computer’s microphone, whether music students are hitting the right notes. Since its launch in November 2015, Skoove (a product of Microsoft Ventures Berlin accelerator), has provided over 100,000 lessons to consumers learning piano, from beginners to players with existing experience, in 187 countries.

With over 10 years of experience in the music industry, including multiple roles at Native Instruments (a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for music production and DJing), Florian co-founded Skoove with his colleague Stephan Schulz in 2014. The pair identified the need for Skoove by noticing a clear gap in the music education market, which was not being met by existing online tuition methods. As CEO, Florian’s personal passion for making things entertaining and easy plays a key role in bringing Skoove’s goal to life – making music education fun, effective and accessible to everyone.