Expect Labs, a San Francisco, CA-based creator of a platform for building intelligent voice interfaces, raised a $13m Series A financing.
The round was led by IDG Ventures and a subsidiary of USAA, with participation from Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefonica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott LLC, and Quest Venture Partners. These investors joined existing investors Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures.
The company, which has now raised $15.4m in total, intends to use the funds to continue to grow its developer platform.
Founded in 2011 by Tim Tuttle, CEO, Expect Labs recently launched MindMeld, a cloud-based service that enables companies to create voice experiences for any application or device. Nearly 1000 companies are now using the platform to power a wide range of voice-driven content discovery applications to help users browse and discover on-demand videos on their smart TV, set-top box or tablet using voice, perform quick voice product searches in-store on their mobile app or website, etc.