Vowel, a New York, U.S based Virtual meeting platform startup, raised $13.5 million in a Series A round led by David Hornik OF Lobby Capital.
Existing investors Amity Ventures and Box Group, with a group of individual investors, including Calendly CEO Tope Awotona, Intercom co-founder Des Traynor, Slack VP Ethan Eismann, former Yammer executive Viviana Faga, former InVision president David Fraga and Okta co-founder Frederic Kerrest join in the round.
The new funding will enable the company to grow its team in product, design, and engineering. Vowel plans to hire up to 30 new people over the next year.
Round: Series A:
Funding Month: September 2021
Lead Investors: David Hornik OF Lobby Capital
Additional Investors: Amity Ventures, Box Group, Calendly CEO Tope Awotona, Des Traynor, Ethan Eismann, Viviana Faga, David Fraga, and Frederic Kerrest
Company Website: https://www.vowel.com/
Software Category: Virtual meeting platform > AI-powered
About the Company: Vowel is launching a meeting operating system with tools like real-time transcription; integrated agendas, notes, and action items; meeting analytics; and searchable, on-demand recordings of meetings. Extra features will include advanced integrations, security, and admin controls. Users can add notes and see where those notes fall within a real-time transcription that enables people who arrive late or could not make the meeting to catch up easily. After meetings are over, they can be shared, and Vowel has a search function so that users can go back and see where a particular person or topic was discussed.