Will Henshall has achieved notable global success both as a musical/visual artist and as a technical inventor. In 1987, he founded the British pop soul band Londonbeat and had two Billboard #1 hit records, “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (91) and “Come Back” (95). He founded Rocket Network, a Paul Allen/Cisco-funded San Francisco company, in 1995 and created the professional audio media transfer system, DigiDelivery. He sold the company to Avid/Digidesign in 2003.
Focus@Will is an accomplished start up with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The company started two years ago when founders Will Henshall and John Vitale became interested in why people like to listen to music when they read. They found that listening to music while reading is not generally done for entertainment purposes, but is often used as a tool to help mask distraction and assist focus.
Further research showed two out of three of people like to listen to music while they work, study or read but it’s difficult to find and manage music that consistently works well for this purpose. So we created a new unique music service that’s like a “DJ in the sky” that always plays you perfect productivity music to support whatever you are focusing on.