Around is a provider of a video calling platform for the workplace built around the laptop and the open office.
Around uses auto-zoom and noise cancelling to keep your face and voice in focus.
Around was founded in 2018 by Dominik Zane and Pavel Serbajlo. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Around’s “EchoTerminator” uses ultrasonic audio to detect nearby laptops and synchronization to eliminate those strange feedback sounds. Around also employs artificial intelligence and the fast CPUs of modern laptops to suppress noise like sirens, dog barks, washing machines, or screaming children.
Around has raised $5.2M in a Seed round on Mar 18, 2020. Investors included Initialized Capital, Floodgate, Credo Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Ryan Hoover, Jeff Seibert, Tommy Leep, and others.