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2016 Q4

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Curators of Speech Recognition
Venture capital
socaltech

ObEN Gets Backing From SoftBank Ventures Korea

$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
FinSMEs

Voysis Raises $8M in Series A Financing

Xconomy

Voysis Nabs $8M, Adds to Boston’s Growing Voice Tech Cluster

TechCrunch

Voysis raises $8 million to help it become the Twilio of voice AI

Robotics Apps & Services Intelligent machines
PE Hub

Voysis takes in $8 mln Series A

VentureBeat

Voysis raises $8 million to launch DIY voice assistants for businesses

Apps & Services Intelligent machines
Acquisition
Tech in Asia , TechCrunch

Baidu just acquired the startup building China’s answer to Alexa

Robotics Asia
$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

Health Funding
Xconomy

AI Without the Costly GPU Chips? Seattle Startup Xnor.ai Sees a Way

GeekWire

Xnor.ai spins out from Paul Allen’s AI2 incubator, raises $2.6M to put AI in every device

$2,600,000 Seed fund
TechCrunch , PE Hub

AI acceleration startup Xnor.ai collects $2.6M in funding

€1,200,000 Seed fund
Silicon Republic

SoapBox Labs lands €1.2m seed funding thanks to Inspirefest meet-up

TechCrunch

Semantic Machines hopes to best Google in the conversational AI game

TechCrunch

Kitt.ai’s ChartFlow helps you build better chatbots

$7,700,000 Venture capital (Series A)
ZDNet , VentureBeat , FinSMEs

Oben raises $7.7m to speed up development of 3D VR avatar

TechCrunch

ObEN nabs $7.7M Series A as it looks build a more human VR avatar

Acquisition
TechCrunch

Jabra buys fellow headset maker BlueParrott

Apps & Services Smart devices
$14,000,000 Angel
Xconomy , BostonGlobe.com

Sense Absorbs $14M to Monitor Appliances, Power Home Automation

€123,000,000
businesswire , Reuters

Convergys to Acquire buw | Business Wire

GeekWire

Backed by Amazon and Paul Allen, KITT.AI launches first 'hotword detection' software toolkit