Creative Intelligence

Mawson is a software lab exploring the frontiers of Machine Learning and Media. We transform creative ideas into tomorrow’s leading tech startups.

Popgun is using AI
to make pop music

Popgun Music is using Deep Learning to develop an AI that can compose and perform awesome original pop songs. Popgun completed the Techstars Music program in Los Angeles in April 2017 and raised seed funding from Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures in January 2018.

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Popgun was founded by Adam Hibble and Mawson in Brisbane Australia in January 2017. The company was angel funded by Mawson.

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Replica is using AI to clone
the world's best voices

Replica is an AI software company creating replica voices of the world's biggest stars for use in movies, music, games, videos and more.

AI voice is a very new and difficult technology and Replica is among the first teams worldwide able to make AI speak. The team has big ambitions for 2018 and beyond!

Replica was founded by Riccardo Grinover, Keni Madeira and Shreyas Nivas with Mawson in Brisbane Australia in January 2018. The company is angel funded by Mawson.

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Score Addiction is making perfect soundtracks every time

Score Addiction is transforming how Film editors use Production music in their projects.

Score Addiction has developed an audio plugin for Adobe Premiere that allows editors to search and audition tracks from multiple professional production music libraries. Tracks can be customised, tempo adjusted and keyframes can be used to score the music perfectly with pictures.

Score Addiction was founded by Luke Gordon and Mark Havryliv in Sydney Australia in 2017. Mawson has been an investor in Score Addiction since September 2017.

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Pacemaker is teaching
an AI how to DJ

Pacemaker provides the ultimate mixtape creation and consumption experience powered by their proprietary AI DJ. Based in Stockholm, Sweden the company has won Apple Design Awards and partners with the world's biggest music streaming companies.

Pacemaker was founded by Jonas Norberg (CEO), Daniel Wallner (CTO) and Olof Berglof (CMO). Mawson has been an investor in PaceMaker since May 2017.

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Introducing the Mawson Team

Mawson was founded by Stephen Phillips and Graeme Wood in February 2016 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Stephen Phillips is the Mawson CEO and a software engineer with decades of entrepreneurial experience. Stephen was leader of the popular music site We Are Hunted which attracted millions of fans worldwide before being sold to Twitter in 2012. Stephen worked at Twitter in San Francisco in Product, Engineering and M&A before to Australia to start Mawson. Stephen is @mawsonguy on Twitter.

Gareth Soden is the Mawson CFO. Gareth has over twenty years experience working in manufacturing in the Asia Pacific region. During that time he has held a wide variety of positions in finance, product development, logistics and operations.

Andrew Hayes is the Mawson COO. Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer with diverse experience, leading technical development, design and implementation. From Recycling to the Water industry, Andrew has completed many innovative projects, rising to the role of Project Director prior to taking the challenge at Mawson.

Graeme Wood is Chairman of Mawson. Graeme is an Australian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist best known as the founder of Graeme has invested in many worthy cultural and environmental causes. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2012 Australia Day Honours.

Anna Cerneaz is a Mawson advisor and has held several positions in management, promotions and development with many performing arts companies in Australia. Anna is passionate about the creative development of all people especially young people, and in bringing the joy of classical music to as many people as possible.

Contact us

If you would love to work in AI and Creativity, we’d love to hear from you.
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Office location
60 Berwick St. Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD Australia 4006