ZigZag Ventures.

ZigZag Ventures.

Hey 👋 I’m Tim Heineke, I’m a former promoter and record label founder turned internet entrepreneur, product builder.

I’ve been working on the intersection of music/media + tech and founded; B2B music distribution software Fuga.com (acquired by Downtown Music), Internet radio Shuffler and its sister app Pause. Currently I'm working on artists - fan messaging app I am Pop and its Shopify app Shoppop. I’ve also acted as an in-house entrepreneur and product builder for SONOS and [PIAS]

NOW Shoppop Shoppop is a Shopify app that sends timely & relevant notifications to Whatsapp+SMS that drives customers back to the store for a purchase. I Am Pop. Reach fans directly on the DM. (whatsapp, sms, messenger). DM = the new e-mail. With + 90% open-rates no channel as direct as the DM. Grow your streams, content, sell tickets, merchandise, subscriptions or NFT’s. AND THEN

FUGA (acquired) B2B digital distribution platform (SaaS) for recordlabels and distributor. Servicing 5000 artists and hundred of recordlabels. I build the first product and acquired it’s first customers. Got acquired by Downtown music in a 200M+ deal to form one of the largest independent music groups. Shuffler Internet radio made by music blogs. Turned thousands of music blogs into simple music channels. Received lots and lots and lots of praise and more, featured as best app on Apple’s AppsStore in more than 100+ countries, had over a million users (coupled with Pause) and called the “the best since Spotify” according to the guardian. Pause - by Shuffler Media. Pause, well curated periodical guides in music and other topics. Half streaming service, half magazine. Often selected as best app on Apple’s Appstore in the USA, UK, EU .

Kindred Spirits Records Recordlabel together with Rushhour. Here’s a brief selection; here here here and here


APT Porto.

Working on boutique serviced apartments in Porto and another hospitality project. Long term ambition to do more in hospitality. Both real estate projects as possibly online online venture in property+tech.

Entrepreneur in residence.

Occasionally, if time permits, I'm an entrepreneur for hire and act as the in-house product builder/entrepreneur - for leading music, media and entertainment brands. Together with my network of engineers, designers, agencies I can help you build a product, division - and/or the first team. Previously I've helped Sonos with a new product and was an advisor to the board at Pias. Drop me an email if interested