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VoiceFlow Unveils Successful Round of Funding

April 23, 2019
By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

In the early 90s, the movie Sneakers showcased what early voice verification was capable of, but soon one’s voice may truly serve as a passport. With the growing presence of virtual assistants, developers are working tirelessly to take advantage of what this “channel” has to offer.

VoiceFlow announced a successful round of funding, bringing in $3 million led by True Ventures. The new round of funding offers the design and development platform for Voice Apps the opportunity to scale its platform and user base.

"With Amazon Alexa and Google (News - Alert) Assistant enabled devices in nearly half of U.S. households, every modern business will need a well-designed conversational interface to be discoverable by voice," said Braden Ream, Voiceflow CEO and co-founder. "Voiceflow is here to make that process easy."

The VoiceFlow interface enables companies to leverage a drag-and-drop interface to easily and rapidly develop voice applications for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Integration is easy courtesy of API connectivity. Businesses pay for monthly plans, while individuals and small teams having access to the VoiceFlow platform free of charge.

"Voice is already a major development tool in the next revolution of the web," said Tony Conrad, partner at True Ventures. "Every company should be thinking about voice-activated navigation and voice apps that enable conversational discovery. Voiceflow's intuitive development tool for creating voice apps without coding skills is bridging us to this future. We're thrilled to partner with the Voiceflow founders and their team."

Innovation is fast and furious these days, and a force accelerating the process is the resurgence of APIs in recent years. These skeleton keys of the developer world bring disparate technology together, and offer the robust performance and functionality of customization.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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