Startup Mayht acquired by Sonos
Mayht, the startup that has invented a new, revolutionary approach for producing smaller and lighter audio speakers without compromising on quality, has been acquired by Sonos. TU Delft, via Delft Enterprises, invested at an early stage in Mayht.
The American company pays approximately 100 million dollar for Mayth. Sonos praises Mayht’s breakthrough transducer technology. Transducers are the foundational element within speakers that create sound. The strategic acquisition will further distinguish the ‘Sonos experience’, the company stated.
“We are very excited and proud to become a part of Sonos,” said Mattias Scheek, CEO of Mayht. “Our dream has always been to set a new standard in the audio industry. The integration of our technology into Sonos products will further revolutionise high quality sound.”
Scheek studied Industrial Design & Engineering at TU Delft. Together with his brother Timothy (CTO), he founded Mayht in 2016. Delft Enterprises, that supports TU Delft startups, was involved from founding to sale. Mayht - located in Nieuw-Vennep, where they moved from Delft - grew rapidly in recent years. Apart from TU Delft, co-founder Max van den Berg (CCO), Forward.one, Swedish deep tech company Exeger, and the well-known Dutch Producer and DJ Martin Garrix invested in the company.
Paul Althuis, Director at Delft Enterprises, is proud of Mayht’s accomplishments: “Timothy and Mattias have not only developed an innovative technology based on their passion for and knowledge of speakers, but also built a solid company around it. We are glad that we were able to support them in this. This acquisition is a great result and it is wonderful that around the globe millions of people will enjoy music coming from speakers based on their technology.”
Read the official announcement here.