In this age of artificial intelligence, many young startups are revolutionizing the world like never before. One of the AI startups making waves all across the world is SoundHound. The company is known for using incredibly futuristic AI technologies to let entrepreneurs and developers have control of their brand image with the help of voice-driven AI. They can monitor their brand from anywhere with the help of audio AI. SoundHound offers a versatile range of products, including Houndify which is an AI platform known for it’s fastest speech recognition and voice assistant app.
It also offers an app called Hound that can offer technologies such as Speech to Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding.
Know About SoundHound
SoundHound is an exclusive voice AI platform that connects netizens to various brands via customized or personalized conversational experiences to customers so that they can easily come to know about brands and it’s products, services, and apps via voice AI. It helps various companies to get customers’ valuable data and analytics to enhance engagement and experience, and improve brand ownership.
The company was founded by Keyvan Mohajer, James Hom, and Majid Emami in September 2005. However, the key person is Keyvan Mohajer in founding the company and coming up with the idea of audio and speech recognition. He is an Iranian and Canadian computer scientist who already founded multiple dot.com ventures before launching SoundHound.
SoundHound is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, U.S. As per the official reports, the company’s revenue in 2022 is $31 million. Currently, SoundHound has over 430 employees working in various departments.
Know About It’s Products & Solutions
SoundHound offers a wide range of products and services to offer exceptional and technology-driven voice experiences to customers. To enable an organic conversational experience, the company offers:
• Smart Answering
• Automatic Speech Recognition
• Intelligent Transcription
• Automatic Content Recognition
• Restaurant Phone Answering and Ordering
• Wake Word
• Natural Language Understanding
• Content Domains
• Edge and Cloud Connectivity
• Houndify Developer Platform
SoundHound offers a versatile range of solutions to various industries, including:
• Smart Devices
Know SoundHound Funding Details
SoundHound has almost raised $40 million when it comes to the funding part. Most of the funding came from Global Catalyst Partners, Walden Venture Capital, Translink Capital, and followed by others. The company raised $7 million in a Series B funding round in October 2008 which brought the total to $12 million. It was led by TransLink Capital along with JAIC America and Global Catalyst Partners.
In 2009, the company got extra funding from Lary Marcus at Walden Venture Capital. The round was led by Walden Venture Capital VII with a funding amount of $4 million.
After few years in 2017, the company raised the biggest funding of $75 million in a unique investment round that was led by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Nvidia, Samsung, and others. Right after a year, the company raised $100 million in a funding round primarily led by Tencent along with Hyundai Motors, Daimler AG, Orange S.A, and Midea Group. Due to this big funding, the company successfully reached a valuation of $1 billion.
How Does SoundHound’s Houndify Technology Work?
SoundHound has an amazing platform called Houndify that has a technology to deliver the swiftest and most accurate search results with multiple benefits such as:
• Natural language
It’s not like any other voice search platform that wants a user to learn a language or specific phrases first. Hound lets users speak naturally to get accurate results on sound recognition technology.
• Accuracy and speed
Hound is the only voice search platform that offers Speech to Meaning technology with an essential amalgamation of natural language understanding and voice recognition to deliver the fastest and most accurate results.
It can be used without hands by saying, ‘OK, Hound’. One doesn’t even need to hold or touch their phone. One can easily use it while cooking and put long, short, or complex queries to get the best results.
Know The Leading Brands That Are Using SoundHound Technologies & Solutions
SoundHound is now known for it’s incredible voice AI solutions and products. Hence, it is being used by multiple top-notch global brands across all categories. Some of the leading brands that are already using SoundHound solutions are:
• SNAP Inc
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