Murf Raises $10 Million to Advance TTS
Text-to-speech tech startup Murf has raised $10 million in funding to help it advance its technology for creating human-like voiceovers for use in videos or presentations.
Murf's AI engine is trained on hours of human speech, and the company offers more than 120 voices across 20 languages. Its TTS engine can also learn from contextual information and has features for pronunciation using the international phonetic alphabet (IPA) and voice customizations that can change users'; pitch, pauses, emphasis, and speed.
"AI-driven, life-like voiceovers are the next frontier in the text-to-speech market," Mukul Arora, co-managing partner at Elevation Capital, one of the companies participating in the funding round. said in a statement. "Murf, with their stellar founding team and unique IP, is perfectly poised to gain a leadership position in this space. Their execution prowess and tech-first focus is evident in the solid traction and growth that they've demonstrated so far. We are really excited to double down on our partnership with Murf."