- Total Equity Funding
- $550k in 1 Round from 4 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- $550k Seed on April 22, 2014
- Avaz is a company that develop and market the software 'Awaz' that enables children with autism to communicate and develop language.
- Ajit Narayanan
- Education, Natural Language Processing, Apps, Language Learning, Neuroscience
Avaz makes apps that help children with autism develop speech, language and communication.
Their first app, called Avaz AAC, is a picture-based communication app that's meant for children with autism to use in conjunction with speech therapy. As children use Avaz, they develop language and communication skills, eventually building literacy.
Avaz is available on the Apple and Google Play app stores, and is used by thousands of kids worldwide. It is a free download, with in-app subscriptions or purchases to activate picture and audio content.
Avaz is also working on FreeSpeech, a novel picture-based communication system that has applications in language teaching and special education. FreeSpeech was covered in a TED talk by Ajit, the CEO of Avaz: www.ted.com/talks/ajitnarayananawordgametocommunicateinany_language
Avaz is head-quartered in Palo Alto, and has a development center in Chennai, India.
Funding Rounds (1) - $550kUpdate
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