BLEND Acquires GM Voices
BLEND, a localization company, has acquired GM Voices, a provider of professionally-recorded voice, audio localization, and Voice Branding solutions, expanding its offering and catering to more localization verticals and markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it follows a $10 million series B funding round launched by BLEND in March.
"We're thrilled to welcome GM Voices to the BLEND family," said Yair Tal, BLEND's CEO, in a statement. "Working with Fortune 500 companies, we know that voice localization is an essential ingredient for their global growth, and they can't blend locally without it. Now, we're even better poised to serve the increasing demand for video and audio localization with the best technology and the most professional voice-over artists available. We look forward to serving GM Voices' long-term customers and leading localization service providers at the highest industry standard. This acquisition is the first of many that will help us fulfill all of our customers' localization needs."
Most known for recording the original Siri and other famed virtual assistants and smart speakers, GM Voices provides voice recording and localization services for interactive voice response/telephony, artificial intelligence, e-learning, explainer and marketing videos, podcasts, subtitling, dubbing, and more. It offers thousands of voice actors for more than 100 languages and dialects.
"In joining forces with BLEND, we're excited to have the opportunity to strengthen their robust localization platform with our top-notch voice services and talent," said Marcus Graham, founder and CEO of GM Voices, in a statement. "We couldn't think of a better partner to merge with as we share the same customer-centric approach of striving for customer success while delivering excellent services and products to our clients."