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Voci Technologies Incorporated

Empower enterprises, and national security to leverage conversational speech by accelerating the extraction of intelligence from voice data.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 13
  • Website

Company Summary

Based on 8 years of research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University, Voci's mission is to enable enterprises to extract intelligence from voice data. Voci's patented technology provides a unique combination of superior accuracy, lowest operating costs and ability to extract emotional-sentiment from voice data allowing enterprises to obtain business intelligence and hear the tone of their customers in real-time.


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    Anthony J. Gadient

    Voci co-founder, Gadient leads Voci's sales & marketing activities. Neolinear co-founder (Pittsburgh, 1998), acquired 2004 by Cadence (NASDAQ:CDNS). Led marketing for Virtuoso product line ($250M annual revenue). Former Officer US Air Force. PhD. ECE CMU; MBA Finance WSU; BSEE UVA.

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    David Cooper
    Chief Financial Officer

    Former CFO Dean & Co. Over 30 years experience in finance. BA University of Virginia; MBA Wharton.

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    John Kominek
    Chief Technology Officer

    World recognized expert in language technologies; Co-founder of (Pittsburgh, 1998), 1st company to enter voice portal business; acquired in 2000 by AOL (NYSE:AOL) for $200M. PhD, Language Technologies Institute, CMU; MS in Mathematics and Computer Science, BS in Honours Physics, University of Waterloo.

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    Rob Rutenbar
    Chief Scientist

    Voci co-founder, and a world-renowned speech and semiconductor researcher; Rob directed the underlying research on which the Voci HyperVox™ technology is based. Rob founded and directed the original research at Carnegie Mellon University. He also performed the research on which the Neolinear company was based, which he also founded. Rob now heads the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois.

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    David Garrod
    VP Operations & IP Strategy

    Leads Voci's operations and responsible for Voci's IP Strategy. Former President of Bedrock Computer Tech., only company to obtain multi-million dollar patent verdict against Google. Patent attorney with Goodwin Procter in NYC. BSEE, UC Davis; PhD, CMU; JD, Fordham Law.

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    John Wright
    Director or Marketing & Business Development

    Over 25 years of successful start up experience including three successful exits. VP Applications Engineering and Customer Service Antrim (acquired 02); Executive of Worldwide Operations Avant!; VP Customer Service and Worldwide Operations Meta Software (IPO 95): Director U.S. Design Centers GEC Plessey; VP Applications Engineering and Customer Service EDA Systems (Acquired 88); Director Presales Applications Engineering Daisy Design Systems.

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    Edward Lin
    Vice President Engineering

    Voci co-founder and expert on high performance system-on-chip architectures for speech recognition. Ed’s experience includes audio hardware development for next generation portables at Apple, memory controller chip development in the Digital Home group at Intel, and MegaNudge Entertainment, an iPhone application company founded by Lin. MS & PhD ECE CMU, BSEE University of Illinois.


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    Eric Kline, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
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    Connolly Steele & Company, P.C.

Previous Investors

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    $3M from Blue Tree Allied Angels, PYJ Ventures, Innovation Works,
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    Pittsburgh Equity Partners, Friends, Family & Founders