SoapBox Labs

SoapBox Labs is a speech technology company specializing in children’s speech recognition.

SoapBox Labs has developed child-specific speech technology that creates highly accurate, age-appropriate and safe voice-enabled experiences for children.

SoapBox Labs was founded in 2013 by Patricia Scanlon and is headquartered in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

SoapBox Labs' mission is to deliver the power of voice to children everywhere by developing the world’s most accurate, safe, and accessible kids’ speech recognition technology.

SoapBox Labs has adopted a privacy-by-design approach to developing speech recognition solutions. The company offers full transparency with respect to the processing and storage of all voice data, with explicit parental consent and in full compliance with US COPPA and EU GDPR legislation – only using voice data to improve the voice service.


SoapBox Labs speech technology solutions are available for online and offline use to voice-enable products for kids in the areas of smart toys, AR/VR, robotics, gaming, literacy and language learning.


SoapBox Labs is backed by Elkstone, SME Instrument, Enterprise Ireland, Astia Angels and others. The company raised $6.5M in a Series A round on April 21, 2020. This brings SoapBox's total funding to $12M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $12M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Dublin
  • State: Leinster
  • Country: Ireland
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