Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Nuance Communications
Founded:
June, 2006
Founders:
John Nguyen, Mike Phillips
Headquarters:
Cambridge, MA
Funding:
$26.5M
Categories:
Developer APIs, Telecommunications, Audio, Mobile
Description:
Vlingo is a virtual assistant that uses voice-to-text technology and NLP to understand the user’s intent and take appropriate action.

Detailed Description

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Vlingo is a Virtual Assistant that turns your words into action by combining voice to text technology, natural language processing, and Vlingo’s Intent Engine to understand the user’s intent and take the appropriate action. Simply speak to your phone to connect with the people, businesses and activities that are important to you.

The team behind the service has some significant experience in the speech recognition space. The two co-founders (Mike Phillips and John Nguyen) worked for SpeechWorks, which was acquired by ScanSoft, which then renamed itself Nuance. Nuance most recently paid $293 million for VoiceSignal, a company using speech recognition for mobile search in 21 languages.

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (6)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $26.5M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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Investors (4)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    17 Dunster Street

    Cambridge, MA 02138

    USA

Competitors (4)

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