Native Voice, a Denver, CO-based on-demand voice services ecosystem that enables users to communicate directly by voice with their favorite brands, raised $14m in seed funding.
The round was led by Gutbrain Ventures, PBJ Capital, Signal Peak Ventures with participation from Revel Partners, Ideaship (the VC arm of Panasonic’s IP division), Technexus (the VC arm of Shure), and others.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by John Goscha, founder and CEO, Native Voice is an on-demand voice services library for people to access to a library of branded voice services, like ‘Hey Spotify’ and ‘Hey Uber,’ tap-to-talk functionality, and always listening wake up capabilities.
As brands like Starbucks, Uber and Spotify launch their own voice services, users can gain access without switching accounts. Native Voice is working with the latest brands in fitness, retail, smart home technology, and others to create the largest collection of voice services.
The company also announced the addition of industry vets Perry Teevens, Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Brecker, Chief Marketing Officer, Graeme Harnish, vice president of engineering, and Matthew Klee, head of product.