- Acquired by Nuance Communications
- June, 2006
- John Nguyen, Mike Phillips
- Cambridge, MA
- Developer APIs, Telecommunications, Audio, Mobile
- Vlingo is a virtual assistant that uses voice-to-text technology and NLP to understand the user’s intent and take appropriate action.
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)Update
Past Team (6)Update
EVP Global Sales & Marketing
Mar 1, 2010 - Sep 30, 2012
President & CEO
Head, Business & Market Strategy
Oct, 2007 - Jul, 2011
Director, Product Marketing
2010 - Jan, 2012
Mobile Strategy (Consultant)
Oct 1, 2010 - Dec 1, 2010
Funding Rounds (3) - $26.5MUpdate
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