Kardome, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup that develops voice-control technology for machines, raised a seed funding of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by Hyundai Motor Company, with participation from NextGear Ventures and ATOORO Fund.
The investment will allow the company to increase its manpower and accelerate the development of the new generation of voice interfaces, as well as expand the company’s global presence.
Founded in January 2019 by serial entrepreneurs Dani Cherkassky and Alon Slapak, Kardome has developed technology that combines dedicated software with the use of microphones that exist in various products to enable the implementation of a new generation of voice user interface, operating even in noisy and multi-speaker environments, such as vehicles, public buildings, restaurants and even at home. The company plans to accelerate the development of an innovative system for spatial isolation of voices in challenging acoustic environments, which will, among other things, be used by Hyundai vehicles and robots worldwide.