Raises $2.1 Million in Seed Round

by Kay Aloha Villamor in June 12th, 2024, a Danville, CA-based artificial intelligence startup leveraging generative AI to improve voice communications, raised a $2.1 million seed funding round.  

The announcement of the funding coincides with the launch of its first two products AI-powered accent softening tool and a more traditional noise cancellation feature. 


The round was led by existing investors Cardumen Capital and Recursive Ventures. Additionally, a new investor, Gaingels, participated in the round. 

Cardumen Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionary founders transforming the world through technology. We invest in early-stage startups. We make high-conviction investments in founders who are creating the world we want to live in.  

Founded in 2014, Recursive Ventures is a San Francisco-based Micro VC fund investing in US and Israeli Pre-seed and Seed Tech Startups disrupting industries through the use of data and artificial intelligence. 


Founded by Ofer Ronen and James Fan, focuses on enhancing voice communication through innovative AI-powered solutions. The company specializes in developing tools that improve clarity and efficiency in spoken interactions, particularly in call center environments. Its flagship products include an Accent Softening tool, which reduces accents in real-time while preserving the speaker's individuality, and a Noise Cancellation feature, which eliminates background noise to ensure clearer communication. 

Funding Details                                                                       

Company: Tomato AI, Inc.  

Raised: $2.1M                                                          

Round: Seed Round Extension    

Funding Month: June 2024                                                

Lead Investors: Cardumen Capital, Recursive Ventures  

Additional Investors: Gaingels  

Company Website:  

Software Category: Voice Clarity Solutions  


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