NeuralGarage, a Bangalore, India-based DeepTech startup, raised $1.45 million in a seed funding round led by Exfinity Ventures.
RAAY Global (Amit Patni Family Office) and angel investors including Vishal Agarwal and Raj Kulasingam (iconic global investor duo V&R), Anand Singh (Elios & Nexus Global Fund), Sarath Sura (Sunn91 Ventures), Sachin Jain, Narendra Soni (ex-KPMG), and Kejal Shah (ex Avendus PE) also participated in the round.
The funds will be used to enhance NeuralGarage’s capabilities by investing in talent across R&D, engineering, and product.
“Our proprietary tech, VisualDub, intends to make non-native content native, help content creators and long format platforms in localization of content, make dubbed content look realistic, and offer a delightful experience for viewers. We see this technology being adopted globally by content platforms and studios, advertising agencies, broadcasting networks, edtech platforms, and creators of L&D content. Given the nature of the technology and the fast-growing content ecosystem, VisualDub will surely create intrinsic value and further growth,” said Mandar Natekar, NeuralGarage co-founder and CEO.
NeuralGarage is currently building an innovative ‘VisualDub’ solution to empower content creators across the board, globally.
Company: NeuralGarage Pvt Ltd.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: November 2022
Lead Investors: Exfinity Ventures
Additional Investors: RAAY Global, Vishal Agarwal, Raj Kulasingam, Anand Singh, Sarath Sura, Sachin Jain, Narendra Soni, and Kejal Shah
Company Website: https://neuralgarage.com/
Software Category: Dubbing Platform
About the Company: NeuralGarage is a deep tech startup founded by IIT Kanpur alumni – Subhashish Saha, Anjan Banerjee, Subhabrata Debnath, and senior media and entertainment executive Mandar Natekar. NeuralGarage is a developer of an AI-based platform designed to improve the creation, delivery, and consumption of content across platforms. The company's platform leverages the power of state-of-the-art computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to enhance the end-user experience, enabling content creators to expand to non-native viewers with ease. VisualDub is NeuralGarage's first product, which syncs the lip and jaw movements of any person in a video using only audio as a driver, which adds more realism visually than dubbing. It enables creators to reach a larger audience pool with minimal effort while also providing viewers with a better experience and comprehension.