Wispr AI Raises $4.6 Million in Seed Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in December 3rd, 2021

Wispr AI, a San Francisco- based neurotechnology and AI startup, raised $4.6 million in Seed funding to integrate deliberate thought into neural interfaces to create truly immersive technology.

 The funding round was co-led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and 8VC, with participation from CTRL-Labs CSO & Co-founder Josh Duyan, Berkeley Neuroscience Professor & iota Biosciences Co-CEO Jose Carmena, Warby Parker CEO Dave Gilboa, Stanford NLP Professor Chris Manning, Salesforce Chief Scientist Richard Socher, Nesos CTO Vivek Sharma and Whoop Founder & CEO Will Ahmed.

Wispr AI will use the funding to boost its development and recruitment efforts, channeling the efforts of the top talent in the areas of engineering and neurosciences into the development of the first thought-powered digital interface. 

Company: Wispr AI, Inc.

Raised: $4.6M

Round: Seed Round

Funding Month: December 2021

Lead Investors: New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and 8VC

Additional Investors: Josh Duyan, Jose Carmena, Chris Manning, Richard Socher, Vivek Sharma, and Will Ahmed

Company Website: https://wispr.ai/

Software Category: Neural-Interfaces

About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Sahaj Garg (CTO) and Tanay Kothari (CEO), Wispr AI is a developer of the next generation of neural interfaces to provide a seamless interface with immersive technology. The company is working with the leading neuroscientist, hardware engineers, machine learning researchers, and product engineers to bring frontier technology to the mass consumer market. Wispr AI is looking to use deliberate thought as digital input, allowing users to interface in a seamless manner with an increasingly digital world. The startup is doing this by combining the latest technologies in the fields of deep learning, electrical interfaces, and neuroscience. Wispr AI is headquartered in San Francisco, California

Source: https://gritdaily.com/wispr-ai-raises-4-6m-to-develop-the-next-generation-of-neural-interfaces/



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