Clarify, an Austin, TX-based startup offering a platform for audio and video search and analytics, closed a $1m seed financing.
Backers included Projector Ventures, Silverton Partners, Blake Chandlee, Michael Rauchman, Brett Hurt, and Sam Decker, now a Clarify Board Member.
The company intends to use thw funds to continue to engineer the core platform, support early customers, and grow in key markets.
Led by Paul Murphy, co-founder and CEO, Clarify provides a platform that allows developers to embed audio and video search directly into their mobile and web applications with a few lines of code. The platform ingests media files, extracts their contents, and then indexes both the spoken words and any metadata associated with the media. A search interface allows developers to discover when particular words were spoken, a capability critical in a wide range of applications in fields such as telecom, financial services and education.
The platform launched in September 2014. To date, over 400 companies have signed up to build on the Clarify API.