Overview

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Status
Acquired by on December 20, 2011
Total Equity Funding
$26.5M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
Cambridge, MA
Description:
Vlingo is a virtual assistant that uses voice-to-text technology and NLP to understand the user’s intent and take appropriate action.
Founders:
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Categories:
Audio, Developer APIs, Telecommunications, Mobile
Website:
http://www.vlingo.com
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Company Details

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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.

Funding Rounds (3) - $26.5M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Sep, 2009undisclosed amount / Undisclosed1
Apr, 2008$20M / Series B3
Dec, 2006$6.5M / Series A2

Current Team (7)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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  • Vlingo's system starts with a basic statistical language model to make the best guess about what you say.

Competitors (4)

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  • Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products.
  • Microsoft, a software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.
  • Pannous is a software developer that has made a virtual assistant named Jeannie.
  • Yap pioneered a high accuracy, automated speech recognition platform for long duration dialogues.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    17 Dunster Street

    Cambridge, MA 02138

    USA

Past Team (10)

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