Steve Martocci

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  • Co-founder
  • CEO of Splice

Steve Martocci is co-founder and CEO of Splice (platform), the music production platform heralded by TechCrunch as “music’s next big startup.”

Martocci co-founded Splice (with Matt Aimonetti) in 2013[1], after seeing the need for a creator ecosystem for musicians. Since then, he and the Splice team have grown the platform’s community to over 4 million users [2]- ranging from bedroom producers to Top 40 hitmakers and Grammy Awards|Grammy Award-winning artists. Martocci is passionate about creating more seats at the table in music[3], and Splice had paid artists over $40 million as of December 2020, proving the success of the platform’s sample marketplace.

In recognition of the work he has done with Splice, Steve was named one of Billboard (magazine)|Billboard’s 2019 Dance Power Players[4], Inc.’s 30 Under 30[5], and Crain’s 40 Under 40[6], and one of Rolling Stone’s Future 25, Fortune 40 under 40[7] among other awards and recognitions.

Steve also co-founded the popular social messaging app GroupMe in 2010, which was acquired by Skype in August 2011 and subsequently by Microsoft in October 2011. He is also co-founder of the first publicly traded urban air mobility company BLADE[8].

Steve is actively involved in the New York tech startup scene, as an advisor or angel investor in companies including Transferwise, Sweetgreen, Codecademy, Fundera and Wave XR.


  1. "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". Retrieved 2021-06-30. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  2. Millman, Ethan; Millman, Ethan (2021-02-22). "Why Beatmaking Site Splice Is Suddenly Worth $500 Million". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  3. Splice Co-Founder Steve Martocci, retrieved 2021-06-30
  4. "Billboard Dance Power Players 2019: The Managers, Live Leaders & Tastemakers Shaping the Genre". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  5. Zimmerman, Eilene (2011-06-27). "Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci, Founders of GroupMe". Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  6. "40 Under 40 - Steve Martocci". Crain's New York Business. 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  7. "Steve Martocci | 2020 40 under 40 in Tech". Fortune. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  8. "Blade Completes Business Combination Becoming the First Publicly Traded Urban Air Mobility Company". 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-06-30.

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