Audio-Based Platform

Changing the way we interact with digital media through audio and voice tech.

66

market players defining the landscape:

Select a subsector:
Show all
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No results found. Clear search, try again!
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Providing Black communities with the tools to connect in a space that prioritizes our needs

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

United States

Founded

2020

AVID has everything you need to get paid for your knowledge and your voice.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$157.7K

Location

London, United Kingdom

Founded

2019

Create and join live rooms on video, audio, or chat.

Stage

Series Unknown

Company Size

51-200

Total Raised

$41.8M

Location

Palo Alto, United States

Founded

2014

Alitu will help your record, edit and publish your podcast so you can focus on creating fantastic content to grow your audience.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

€500K

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

Founded

2018

Audio courses and more, so that you can learn anywhere, anytime.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

n/a

Founded

2020

Create, distribute, and monetize your podcastβ€”for free.

Stage

Acquired

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$14.4M

Location

New York, United States

Founded

2015

Add virtual audio spaces to your app or website.

Stage

Pre-Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Zurich, Switzerland

Founded

2020

Fresh audio snippets that fit into your day

Stage

Seed

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$6M

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Founded

2020

Frictionless text-to-speech publishing. Enhance your publishing workflow with our all-in-one audio CMS and AI voicesβ€” or create a custom voice.

Stage

Pre-Seed

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$195.6K

Location

London, United Kingdom

Founded

2018

CallCast makes podcasting simple by turning your phone calls into podcasts.

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Santa Monica, United States

Founded

2019

Cappuccino.fm
Visit site β†—

A daily personal audio show featuring your friends

Stage

Seed

Company Size

n/a

Total Raised

n/a

Location

New York, United States

Founded

2019

Podcast hosting and analytics designed to grow your audience and establish a voice for your brand.

Stage

n/a

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Winter Garden, United States

Founded

2017

Clubhouse is a new type of social product based on voice. It allows people everywhere to talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world.

Stage

Series C

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$110M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2020

A fun way to talk and spend time with friends over the internet

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

n/a

Founded

2020

Record. Transcribe. Edit. Mix. As easy as typing.

Stage

Series B

Company Size

51-200

Total Raised

$50M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2017

A voice-chat app connecting people all over the world serendipitously in 1:1s.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2018

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests - from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more.

Stage

Private

Company Size

501-1,000

Total Raised

$984.6M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2015

Facebook (Live Audio)
Visit site β†—

Bringing Social Audio Experiences to Facebook

Stage

Public

Company Size

10,001+

Total Raised

$16.1B

Location

Menlo Park, United States

Founded

2004

Fireside Chat
Visit site β†—

Where the world's greatest creators go to bring the audience into the story through live, interactive, virtual shows.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$35M

Location

n/a

Founded

n/a

Connect and talk with professionals in a new era of work.

Stage

Acquired

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$7.4M

Location

New York, United States

Founded

2017

HearMeCheer to provide audio experiences with thousands of people contributing at the same time, with live microphone input, – all with only one audio stream coming in and out of each client’s device.

Stage

Series Unknown

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$1.7M

Location

Toronto, Canada

Founded

2018

High Fidelity
Visit site β†—

Add immersive, high quality, real-time voice chat to any application using our simple-to-use Spatial Audio API.

Stage

Series D

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$72.9M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2013

Himalaya is an audio-first educational platform featuring courses taught by world class experts and industry leaders. With concise, insightful audio lessons, our platform transforms commutes and chore time into a valuable opportunity to learn how to get ahead in your career, personal life, and more.

Stage

Series Unknown

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$100M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2018

KakaoTalk is a messaging and video calling app. It’s fast, fun, simple, and reliable.

Stage

Public

Company Size

1,001-5,000

Total Raised

$1.6B

Location

Jeju-si, South Korea

Founded

2014

Learn today’s most in-demand skills with actionable, podcast-style lessons from top experts.

Stage

Acquired

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$4M

Location

Los Angeles, United States

Founded

2019

LinkedIn Audio
Visit site β†—

LinkedIn is launching interactive, Clubhouse-style audio events this month in beta

Stage

Acquired

Company Size

10,001+

Total Raised

$154.8M

Location

Sunnyvale, United States

Founded

2002

Convert your blog into audio, podcast & playlists.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Haryana, India

Founded

2020

Listenable is an audio-based learning platform that helps you learn new things while doing something else.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Redwood City, United States

Founded

2020

Recorded social audio app. Create, connect and grow with audio.

Stage

Pre-Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

London, United Kingdom

Founded

2019

Generate realistic Text to Speech voice over online with AI. Convert text to audio and download as MP3 & WAV files.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Founded

2016

Podcast hosting and monetization chosen by over 500,000 podcasters and global corporations.

Stage

Private

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

n/a

Location

New York, United States

Founded

2007

Podcastle is an AI-powered, collaborative audio content creation platform that helps professional and amateur creators make, edit and distribute production-quality audio in seconds.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$8.8M

Location

Middletown, United States

Founded

2020

The platform for independent podcasters since 2005. Easily create and share your podcast with the world for free!

Stage

Private

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

n/a

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2005

Transform your podcast into a two-way street.

Stage

Shutdown

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$125K

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2021

Social wellness space to connect, share, and learn with others through daily conversations. ​ We believe that community is the greatest form of self-care. Because journaling and meditating alone can only do so much.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$8.3M

Location

Los Angeles, United States

Founded

2016

Share what you have to say. Talk to the world. Make a Racket.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$3M

Location

Los Angeles, United States

Founded

2021

Resoundly is a podcast creation, hosting and analytics platform that lets you publish high quality podcasts.

Stage

Private

Company Size

0-1

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Brisbane, Australia

Founded

2019

Riff is a voice & video workspace for distributed teams.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$1.5M

Location

n/a

Founded

2020

Riverside.fm
Visit site β†—

Riverside.fm makes it easy for podcasters and media companies to record remote interviews in studio quality. End result? 4k video and WAV audio content.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$12M

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Founded

2019

Good music, good people, good vibes

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

New York, United States

Founded

n/a

Rodeo is the easiest way to talk to your friends, and their friends. Simply hop on the app, start a room & your friends will know you’re free to talk. Friends of the friends you’re talking to can join too, an easy way to meet new friends!

Stage

n/a

Company Size

n/a

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Palo Alto, United States

Founded

2021

Slack (Huddles)
Visit site β†—

Informal discussions you’d have in the office right in Slack. You can start a huddle in any channel or direct message (DM), invite specific people to join, and share your screen to work side-by-side with your team.

Stage

Public

Company Size

1,001-5,000

Total Raised

$1.4B

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2009

Voice chat, music, and games

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2020

An open audio platform, powered by a connected community of creators, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture.

Stage

Private

Company Size

201-500

Total Raised

$542.8M

Location

Berlin, Germany

Founded

2007

Power through docs, articles, PDFs, email β€” anything you read β€” by listening with our leading text-to-speech reader.

Stage

n/a

Company Size

51-200

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Kentfield, United States

Founded

2017

Spext looks like a doc but makes audio editing & publishing as easy as text. Edit audio by editing the auto-generated transcript & add music or voices.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Berkeley, United States

Founded

2017

Spotify (Greenroom)
Visit site β†—

Listen and talk live. Talk about the music you love. Debate fantasy sports picks. Create rooms for your friends. Be heard on your favorite topics.

Stage

Public

Company Size

5,001-10,000

Total Raised

$2.1B

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Founded

2006

Spotify (for Podcasters)
Visit site β†—

You make podcasts. We make it easier for millions of people to find and listen to them. Get your show on Spotify, and see the data and insights you need to grow your audience.

Stage

Public

Company Size

5,001-10,000

Total Raised

$2.1B

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Founded

2006

Spreaker is a 360-degree podcasting tool, providing solutions to help podcasters of all sizes throughout their journey. With our robust set of tools, podcasters across the globe can create, distribute, access stats and monetize their entire audio catalog, including backlog content.

Stage

Angel

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

€720K

Location

New York, United States

Founded

2009

SquadCast.fm
Visit site β†—

Create high-quality audio and video content with our in-browser software for premium recordings auto-saved with cloud storage.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Oakland, United States

Founded

2016

Talk with new people anytime, anywhere. Spark a spontaneous conversation, find people with similar interests, or simply play games.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Los Angeles, United States

Founded

2020

Swell is a social audio app that lets you quickly and easily talk about anything on your mind. Share ideas, ask questions, tell stories and jokes, discuss experiences, provide perspective and much more. Your listeners can reply with their own audio posts creating a conversation that is social, fun and engaging.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$5.4M

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2019

Texthelp (Read & Write)
Visit site β†—

Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.

Stage

Private

Company Size

51-200

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Antrim, United Kingdom

Founded

1996

Find friends to talk to, Anonymous voice talks, Blind date and chat

Stage

Private

Company Size

n/a

Total Raised

n/a

Location

n/a

Founded

2020

TooDeep is a peer-to-peer support platform, where people can anonymously share their thoughts and feelings thru text & audio recordings.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$50K

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2018

Twitter (Spaces)
Visit site β†—

Twitter Spaces is where live audio conversations happen.

Stage

Public

Company Size

1,001-5,000

Total Raised

$4.4B

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2006

Twitter (Voice Tweets)
Visit site β†—

Tweet with your voice

Stage

Public

Company Size

1,001-5,000

Total Raised

$4.4B

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2006

A voice-based communication and collaboration application for executives, business professionals and salespeople. It combines voice, text and AI to deliver instantaneous communication across multiple systems.

Stage

Pre-Seed

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Redwood City, United States

Founded

2017

Vocal (Blind Dating)
Visit site β†—

Vocal is the first dating app that makes personality the focus by using spontaneous real time voice conversations to match people rather than just pictures and profiles.

Stage

n/a

Company Size

n/a

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Seattle, United States

Founded

n/a

Micro-podcast with your friends and community.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

San Francisco, United States

Founded

2018

WebsiteVoice
Visit site β†—

Turn your articles to audio. Free, natural sounding voice: *Increase User Engagement *Improve Accessibility *Grow Your Subscribers

Stage

n/a

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

n/a

Founded

n/a

Listen in real-time and ask questions to experienced people in areas from business to personal finance to fitness.

Stage

Seed

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

Β£1.5M

Location

n/a

Founded

n/a

Turn any text content into audio with Realistic Voices. Convert your text to 60 natural sounding voices. Free MP3 Download and Audio hosting.

Stage

Private

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

n/a

Location

London, United Kingdom

Founded

2020

Yac is a voice messaging platform for remote teams.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

2-10

Total Raised

$11M

Location

Florida, United States

Founded

2019

Live Group Voice Talking and Entertaining Community. Voice Chat and play games with people from nearby or all over the world.

Stage

Public

Company Size

201-500

Total Raised

n/a

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Founded

2016

The best podcasts and audiobooks, unlimited. Thousands of exclusive content, wherever you are, ad-free.

Stage

Series A

Company Size

11-50

Total Raised

$11.2M

Location

Paris, France

Founded

2018