Coverflow: Rocking and Teching Til Dawn

Band Members:

  • Raj Kapoor – vocals
  • Tim Chang – bass
  • Prashant Fuloria – guitar
  • Ethan Beard – guitar
  • Philip Kaplan – drums
  • Kristian Segerstrale
  • Sara Oliver – Guest Vocalist
Tech Industry Affiliations: Mayfield Fund, Fandalism, EA

SVR: Tell us about your band. How did you get started? How long have you been playing?

Coverflow: Coverflow is an experiment to see if two VCs, two Facebook employees, and a serial entrepreneur can work together to find product market fit.

SVR: Who are your major influences?

Coverflow: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Katy Perry

SVR: What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune in the music business?

Coverflow: As internet guys and VCs, companies like Napster and Imeem have taught us that the terms “music business” and “fortune” are mutually exclusive.

SVR: What are your day jobs?

Coverflow: See “band member info,” above.

SVR: How does your music influence your work or vice versa?

Coverflow: Our work makes rehearsals start very, very late in the evening.

SVR: Why is music education important?

Coverflow: The most assured way to talk to girls in high school is to play either football or guitar.

SVR: What was your own experience learning music as a kid? Who flipped that switch in your brain?

Coverflow: We sucked at football.