Voci Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh, PA-based provider of a commercial speech recognition appliance, has secured $3.12m in Series A financing.
The round was led by the Pittsburgh Equity Partners, with participation from existing investors the BlueTree Allied Angels, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Innovation Works.
Led by president and CEO Anthony Gadient, Voci has developed speech recognition appliances that enable real-time call monitoring and alerts, and empower text analytics platforms to discover insights contained in the spoken voice of the customer. According to the company, its V-Blaze converts audio files to text orders, auto-transcribing 100 hours of live audio in one hour, and delivers scanning of up to 1000s of words at over 300x real time.
The company’s speech recognizers can enable customer-driven enterprises to uncover information from customer conversations captured through call centers and address national security and defense applications in which fast and comprehensive speech recognition and human language technologies are used to prevent crime and avert terrorism.
Voci is currently hiring (http://vocitec.com/company/careers/).