Mobvoi is an AI company that developed Chinese voice recognition, natural language processing, and vertical search technology in-house.
The core team members include ex-Googlers, AI experts, former Nokia employees, engineers and researchers from top universities such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Tsinghua or top-tier Internet companies such as Yahoo Beijing, Baidu, Tencent, etc. Over 60% of the team at Mobvoi are engineers.
Mobvoi was founded in October 2012 by Zhifei Li. In May 2013, Mobvoi released their Voice Search Service featured in the popular messaging app, WeChat. In 2014, Mobvoi launched their independent voice search app called Chumenwenwen, which covers over 60 vertical domains, providing various types of everyday information.
Since inception, Mobvoi has raised 5 rounds of funding led by Volkswagen Group, Sequoia Capital, Zhenfund, SIG, Perfect Optronics Ltd (HK listed), GoerTek (A- Share listed) and Google with total fundraising amount of $252.7M in "series D" funding as of Apr 6, 2017.