Voiceprint recognition startup SpeakIn secures Series A+ for the R&D and expansion, & more

Voiceprint recognition and ID security solution startup SpeakIn receives undisclosed Series A2 in several million USD

SpeakIn

Founder: Chen Haoliang

Founded in: 2015

Financing status: Series A+ financing round in 2017 amounting to tens of millions of RMB (several million USD)

Voiceprint recognition and ID security solution startup SpeakIn received undisclosed Series A2 in several million USD on November 15 to to further invest in the research and development of related products.

SpeakIn is an AI-oriented voiceprint recognition and ID security solution startup that specializing in the development and commercialization of voiceprint recognition ID security related technologies. According to SpeakIn, the major difference between voiceprint recognition and traditional voice / speech recognition is that voiceprint recognition identify speakers, while traditional voice recognition technology recognizes speakers content. Based on this, SpeakIn’s voiceprint recognition are applied into various cases, such as public security, social insurance, banks and financial companies and smart devices.

SpeakIn is headquartered in China and has a research and development department in the United States, currently over 60% of its employees work in a technology-related capacity, particularly in product research and development. And its technologies and products are well adopted in various partners’ products, such as Tencent’s second generation Qrobot carries SpeakIn’s voiceprint recognition technology.

In May of 2017, SpeakIn completed a Series A financing round led by IDG to accelerate the commercialization of its achievements in scientific research. And this latest financing round in tens of millions of RMB (several million USD) for Series A+, which was led by Originals Capital, with all of its existing investors strengthened. The capital raised in this round will be used to further invest in the research and development of related products, to expand existing business, as well as accelerate the process of the platformization and openness of products.

Read also: Meet SpeakIn, the startup behind voiceprint recognition technology

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Youth apartment rental startup Bestbond receives USD 19M for Series A

Bestbond

Founded in: 2014

Financing status: RMB 125 million (USD 19 million) for Series A financing in 2017

Youth apartment rental startup, Bestbond, received USD 19 million for Series A on November 16 to introduce financial services to facilitate its business.

Bestbond is a youth apartment rental startup that provides tenants with community-oriented youth apartment rental services. All of its apartments are equipped with a community center, which supports working, drinking, meeting, exercising, games, reading, videos, and more. Bestbond also conducts regular themed activities, such as sports games, DIY classes, traveling, reading, and others. As most of its tenants are young people, its community-oriented services and infrastructure are designed to fit their needs.

Founded in 2014 in Nanjing, its services cover most first and second-tier cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Suzhou, with 35 offline outlets. Additionally, it now has 4,000 rooms, and more 100,000 square meters of asset under operation. The company has served over 8,000 customers.

This Series A financing round was led by House356, a property rental based online services provider. Bestbond plans to use the funds to integrate with House365’s online resource to facilitate its online marketing for more traffic and tenants, as well as introduce financial services to enable tenants to pay their rent in installments.

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Kaikai Shi

Kaikai Shi writes for us. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology at Zhejiang University. His interests are in new technology and reading. Kai believes that new technology will change the world we live in, and is trying to engage himself in this process.

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