Yoodli, a Seattle, WA–based AI-powered public speaking coach that helps people improve their public speaking and communication skills without the fear of judgment, today announced that it raised $6 million in seed funding.
The round was co-led by Madrona Venture Group and Cercano Management (formerly Vulcan Capital), with participation from J4 Ventures, Ascend, Jeff Richards from GGV Capital, and Dave Rosenberg (founder of Mulesoft), and renowned leadership communication experts Renn Vara and Maureen Taylor.
The new round of funding will allow Yoodli to supercharge product development, expand the team, and scale the technology to many more people.
In conjunction with the funding, Patrick Ennis from Madrona Venture Group will be joining the Yoodli Board of Directors.
Company: Yoodli, Inc.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: Aug 2022
Lead Investors: Madrona Venture Group and Cercano Management
Additional Investors: J4 Ventures, Ascend, Jeff Richards, Dave Rosenberg, Renn Vara, and Maureen Taylor
Company Website: https://app.yoodli.ai/
Software Category: AI-Powered Public Speaking Coach
About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Esha Joshi and Varun Puri, Yoodli building an AI-powered technology to help you practice and improve your communication skills without the pressure of an audience. Yoodli’s software platform records users as they deliver their presentations, and then points out where they could speak more clearly. Based out of the Allen AI Institute in Seattle and recently voted one of the top 5 startups to watch in the Pacific Northwest Area. Yoodli is now used by thousands of folks ranging from World Champions of Public Speaking to college students preparing for upcoming interviews and corporate professionals during team presentations