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Creating a World With More Conversations

Creating a World With More Conversations

Innovative technology 15 years in the making

Who We Are

We believe every brand should have a voice and every person should be able to interact naturally with the products around them—by simply talking. At SoundHound Inc., we’re working together with our strategic partners to build a more accessible and connected world.

Our Story

In 2005, a group of Stanford graduates embarked on a journey, fueled by a vision: Within their lifetimes, we would be talking to products just as we do other people. Inspired to make their vision a reality, our company was born with a simple and powerful mission: Add voice AI to everything.

SoundHound music discoveryThe company’s first chapter saw a more immediate opportunity: Improve music recognition using an innovative approach to turning sound into meaning. Within a year, Midomi was formed. In 2009, the music discovery app was rebranded as SoundHound. By 2016, it received over 315 million downloads worldwide and continues to thrive as a top-ranked music app today.

Houndify Voice AI platformFor over 10 years, Keyvan and his team worked in stealth on a fundamentally new technology—one that had the potential to revolutionize human-to-computer voice interaction. Up until then, all voice interactions relied on speech-to-text and then text-to-meaning. Our founders knew that for a true voice engine to flourish, it needed to understand speech directly, just like humans do.

In 2015, we introduced the Houndify Voice AI platform. With breakthrough Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies as its foundation, Houndify offered unparalleled voice interaction, and its capabilities are still unmatched to this day.

Voice-enabling the worldToday, voice assistants are becoming ubiquitous. Universal adoption of voice interfaces has created an imperative for companies of all sizes across industries: Customize your voice assistant to own your brand, retain your customer relationships, and build a vehicle for monetization. In response, leading organizations are turning to SoundHound Inc. to help them create a unique voice and the branded experience their customers expect.

We partner with the top brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Honda, Pandora, Mastercard, and Snapchat, who have entrusted us with their future success.

We believe every product and service should be voice-enabled and that every person should have the same access to technology through a simple interface. Voice AI is part of that promise, making life simpler, more convenient, and safer for more people.

Our goal of connecting people to the world around them sets the foundation for our vision of

Collective AI

—a revolutionary architecture that allows for contribution and collaboration among developers, and results in a global AI that will know the answer to any question and can perform any task.

Our ongoing journeyOur vision, collective intellect, determination, and patience have carried SoundHound Inc. to this point. We have all the ingredients to succeed: Extraordinary people, advanced technology, and sheer determination. We are looking forward to writing the next chapter in voice AI and the SoundHound Inc. story.

Throughout this journey, our teams have never lost sight of their mission: Voice-enable everything.

Exceptional Voice Experiences for Every Business

See Houndify Voice AI In Action
See Houndify Voice AI In Action

What We Do

We build custom voice assistants for companies wanting to keep their brand, users, and data. Built on the foundation of proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, the Houndify platform provides conversational intelligence unmatched by others in the industry.

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Mission

Houndify everything! Voice-enable the world with conversational intelligence.

Vision

Create a voice AI platform that exceeds human capabilities and brings value and delight via an ecosystem of billions of products enhanced by innovation and monetization opportunities.

Our Leadership Team

Keyvan Mohajer
Co-Founder & CEO
Keyvan Mohajer
Co-Founder & CEO
Majid Emami
Co-Founder & VP Engineering
Majid Emami
Co-Founder & VP Engineering
James Hom
Co-Founder & VP Products
James Hom
Co-Founder & VP Products
Mike Zagorsek
COO
Mike Zagorsek
COO
Tim Stonehocker
CTO
Tim Stonehocker
CTO
Kamyar Mohajer
VP Corporate Strategy & Expansion
Kamyar Mohajer
VP Corporate Strategy & Expansion
Amir Arbabi
VP Business Developement
Amir Arbabi
VP Business Developement
Angeline Tucker
VP People & Culture
Angeline Tucker
VP People & Culture
Steve Emberland
VP Finance & Administration
Steve Emberland
VP Finance & Administration
Warren Heit
VP Legal & General Counsel
Warren Heit
VP Legal & General Counsel
Lisa Flattery
VP Marketing
Lisa Flattery
VP Marketing

Our Global Presence

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are a global company with 9 offices in key markets and teams in 16 countries.
SoundHound offices
Offices
Teams
North America
Santa Clara, CA (HQ)
San Francisco, CA
Boulder, CO
Toronto, Canada
South America
Argentina
Brazil
Europe
Paris, France
Berlin, Germany
Italy
Turkey
Netherlands
Sweden
Russia
Poland
Asia
Beijing, China
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, Korea
UAE

Join Our Team

We’re a diverse team of engineers, designers, writers, data scientists, and linguists all working towards creating a world with more conversations. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of voice AI, SoundHound Inc. is the place for you.

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Board of Directors

Keyvan Mohajer
Founder & CEO
James Hom
Co-Founder & VP Products
Kamran Elahian
Co-Founder & Chairman,
Global Catalyst Partners
Larry Marcus
Managing Director,
Walden Venture Capital
Sung Park
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Translink Capital

Our Investors

Our investors feature a multinational, cross-industry group of market leaders with a reach that exceeds 2 billion consumers.
At SoundHound Inc., we believe every brand should have a voice. As the leading innovator of conversational technologies, we’re trusted by top brands around the globe.