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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 Ratings4.4
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2019)327(+3%)
Job Openings75
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
Mike Zagorsek

Mike Zagorsek

Tim Stonehocker

Tim Stonehocker

Amir Arbabi

Amir Arbabi

VP Business Developement
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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

Who Wants a Conversational Voice Assistant?

guiding your company's sonic branding or customer satisfaction teams, you probably already understand the imperative to put voice AI on your company roadmap. If you're still wondering whether or not your customers feel the same urgency, rest assured that they do. In fact, nearly 60% of your customer…

Voice Assistants Create a Future of Improved Productivity for Businesses

Employers of both office workers and the deskless workforce are turning to the future of voice AI technology to innovate the way their employees operate. From an office worker scheduling a meeting and then receiving an accurate transcript and assigned tasks via voice to a construction worker operati…

The Future of Voice Assistants In-Car and On the Go

While choosing to give drivers access to a third-party voice AI platform with an established name and widespread adoption in the home may seem like an easier path, the solution fails to enhance the driving experience and does little to create brand loyalty. After all, if consumers can get the same v…

Entertainment Industry Casts Voice Assistants in Customer Support Role

With the exponential growth in usage of streaming platforms, customers are increasingly expecting fast, relevant search results, personalized experiences, and quick access to their favorite media. Voice assistants are innovating how customers use their televisions, music, and entertainment apps by p…

Why a Voice User Interface is a Program, Not a Project

When adding a voice-first strategy to your company roadmap, perspective is everything. Approaching a voice user interface as a long-term investment in the future of your company, rather than a short-term, one-and-done project will set your company up for greater success. And it’s never too late to r…

The 5 Key Considerations for Turning Your Voice Assistant Into a Revenue Generator

The voice AI era, now in its adolescence, is quickly ascending to a phase of early maturity. During the last 5 years, improvements in technology, greater education, and wider availability of voice AI technology has led to a rapid adoption rate across industries and around the globe. For those compan…
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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.