Vesper, a Boston, MA-based developer of advanced piezoelectric sensors, closed a $23M Series B funding.
The round, which brings total funding to date to $40M, was led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Accomplice, Amazon Alexa Fund, Baidu, Bose Ventures, Hyperplane, Sands Capital, Shure, Synaptics, ZZ Capital and other undisclosed investors.
The company intends to use the funds to scale the mass production of its microphones and support expanded research and development, hiring, international sales offices, as well as grow customer support.
Led by Matt Crowley, CEO, Vesper is an advanced sensor company which provides MEMS microphones harnessing voice interfaces and acoustic event-detection products via a proprietary piezoelectric MEMS technology.
The company’s product, VM1010 with ZeroPower Listening, is a MEMS microphone that brings voice activation to battery-powered consumer devices while drawing nearly zero power.