Murf AI, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based synthetic speech technology startup that simplifies voice audio and makes high-quality voiceovers accessible to everyone using AI, raised $10 million in Series A funding.
Matrix Partners India led the round, with participation from existing investor Elevation Capital, as well as prominent angel investors such as Ajay Arora, SVP Product, Disney Streaming; Ankit Bhati, Founder, Ola; Ashwini Asokan, Founder, Mad Street Den; Pushkar Mukewar, Founder, Drip Capital; and Yamini Bhat, Founder, Vymo.
Murf intends to use the fund to expedite product innovation, accelerate R&D, and expand its footprint in key geographies. The funds will also be used to extend the capabilities of Murf AI's fundamental synthetic speech technology, scale its voice catalog, and expand the company's global reach, among other product development.
"Synthetic media is poised to become omnipresent in the near future and voice is at the core of it. At Murf, we continue to make advances in our speech technology to bring the diverse abilities of talented voice actors at our customers' fingertips through AI," said Ankur Edkie, Co-Founder and CEO of Murf AI.
Murf AI helps businesses simplify the process of creating natural-sounding voiceovers using AI. The firm's AI-powered SaaS tool enables users to create lifelike voices for their content. From L&D, educators, authors, and podcasters to animators, product developers, YouTubers, freelancers, and corporate coaches, the platform has a voice for every creator across all industries.
The startup's curated voice library of 120+ realistic sounding AI voices in 20+ languages is ideal for those on a tight budget who want to create voiceovers at scale. Murf's geographic footprint spans the globe, with 80 percent of its customers coming from the US, Canada, and EU regions.
Company: Murf Inc.
Round: Series A
Funding Month: September 2022
Lead Investors: Matrix Partners India
Additional Investors: Elevation Capital, Ajay Arora, Ankit Bhati, Ashwini Asokan, Pushkar Mukewar, and Yamini Bhat
Company Website: https://murf.ai/
Software Category: AI Voice Generator
About the Company: Murf AI, founded in October 2020 by Sneha Roy, Ankur Edkie, and Divyanshu Pandey, is an AI-enabled SaaS application that allows customers to create "human-like" voiceovers for movies and slideshows without employing a voice artist or utilizing complicated recording equipment. Users can upload images, movies, and background music to the AI voice generator and sync the voiceover with the visuals and music. The platform also includes crucial capabilities for smart IPA pronunciations, voice customizations that allow users to modify pitch, pause, emphasis, speed, and the ability to clone a voice. Murf TTS software provides a diverse choice of 130+ AI voices with varying accents and tonalities to create AI-generated speech for your movies and presentations, brand commercials, e-learning, YouTube videos, audiobooks, podcasts, IVR calls, and more. Murf's powerful AI algorithms detect the correct tone and every punctuation and exclamation mark in human speech.