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SoundHound is a company engaged in sound recognition and search technologies. It develops Houndify, the independent platform that enables developers and business owners to integrate voice AI into their products. Houndify provides speech recognition, language understanding, a number of developer tools, knowledge graphs and various domains. 

HQSanta Clara, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2019)327(+3%)
Job Openings87
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at SoundHound

Keyvan Mohajer

Keyvan Mohajer

Founder & CEO, Director
Majid Emami

Majid Emami

Co-Founder & VP Engineering
James Hom

James Hom

Co-Founder & VP Products
Katie McMahon

Katie McMahon

VP & General Manager
Tim Stonehocker

Tim Stonehocker

Kamyar Mohajer

Kamyar Mohajer

VP Corporate Strategy and International Expansion
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SoundHound Office Locations

SoundHound has an office in Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA, US (HQ)
5400 Betsy Ross Dr
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SoundHound Financials and Metrics

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SoundHound total Funding

$215 m

SoundHound latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

SoundHound investors

SoundHound's latest funding round in May 2018 was reported to be $100 m. In total, SoundHound has raised $215 m. SoundHound's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.
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300 m
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SoundHound News and Updates

SoundHound brings music recognition to Houndify platform

SoundHound today announced that it'll provide developers using its Houndify platform access to its music recognition technology.

SoundHound builds in-car voice assistant for Mercedes-Benz

Voice assistants aren’t just the stuff of smartphones, PCs, and smart speakers any longer — they’re migrating to cars. Amazon recently launched Alexa Auto SDK, a toolkit that lets developers adapt the retailer’s natural language processing to infotainment systems, and both Google’s Android Auto and …

Mercedes-Benz turns to SoundHound for in-vehicle voice assistant

Drivers of new Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles will soon be able to talk to their cars. And the cars will respond. Ask the car to turn on the heads-up display or for sports scores. Say you’re hungry and it will suggest restaurants. The new in-vehicle assistant utilizes local and cloud data to provide…

SoundHound takes in $100M to challenge Alexa and Google Assistant

A surprisingly large proportion of the voice-activated devices out there don’t rely on Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to power their conversational interfaces. Many hardware makers are instead opting to use technology from a startup called SoundHound Inc. that today announced it has raised $100 mil…

SoundHound raises $100 million from Tencent, Hyundai, other strategic investors

SoundHound today announced it has closed a $100 million funding round to accelerate the international growth of its Houndify voice AI platform, adopt new languages, open additional offices, and put its Hound voice assistant in devices from home appliances to cars. Investors in the round include Tenc…

SoundHound has raised a big $100M round to take on Alexa and Google Assistant

As SoundHound looks to leverage its ten-plus years of experience and data to create a voice recognition tool that companies can bake into any platform, it’s raising another big $100 million round of funding to try to make its Houndify platform a third neutral option compared to Alexa and Google Assi…

SoundHound Blogs

Why Your Business Needs a Voice-First Strategy

Six reasons why a voice-first strategy is right for your brand: 1. Meeting growing consumer demand 2. Gain proven business value 3. Prepare for the multimodal future 4. Improve business efficiencies 5. Meet growing demand for touchless interfaces 6. Provide greater accessibility to all The post Why …

Why Hospitality is Booking Voice Technology for Personalized Stays

Despite recent setbacks as a result of COVID-19, the hospitality industry is still putting aside money to innovate with voice technology. According to a survey by Hospitality Net, 79% of hoteliers reported voice-enabled technology investment plans this year. Specifically, 90% want to improve custome…

Why Banks are Cashing in on Voice Assistants for a Secure Future

A recent survey by Opus Research interviewed financial leaders from JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Bank of America, Capital One, and others on everything about voice assistants in banking—from leading drivers of business value to top success metrics. The data and anecdotal comments surfaced actionable insig…

A Guide to Voice Assistant Onboarding—Gamifying the Experience

Understanding human psychology and applying the principles of risk and reward increase the likelihood that people will engage in your voice experience and keep returning for more satisfying interactions. The behaviorists give us some clues as to what makes an experience rewarding enough to accept th…

How Automatic Speech Recognition Works to Improve Transcription Accuracy

The frustrations and miscommunications caused by imprecise transcriptions have long been tolerated due to the lack of any real alternatives—or the perception that there are no other options. Yet, advances in voice AI technology, including acoustic and language modeling make highly-accurate speech-to…

Houndify Voice AI Platform Expanded to Include 22 Languages

The availability of 22 languages is part of an expansion plan to include more than 100 languages and variations for Houndify users. The growing language library reflects a commitment to provide the most comprehensive voice AI solution to brands and their users everywhere. The post Houndify Voice AI …
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SoundHound Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SoundHound founded?

    SoundHound was founded in 2005.

  • Who are SoundHound key executives?

    SoundHound's key executives are Keyvan Mohajer, Majid Emami and James Hom.

  • How many employees does SoundHound have?

    SoundHound has 327 employees.

  • Who are SoundHound competitors?

    Competitors of SoundHound include Gracenote, Focusrite and Popgun.

  • Where is SoundHound headquarters?

    SoundHound headquarters is located at 5400 Betsy Ross Dr, Santa Clara.

  • Where are SoundHound offices?

    SoundHound has an office in Santa Clara.

  • How many offices does SoundHound have?

    SoundHound has 1 office.