Audience is a voice processor company that enables clear communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the intelligence of the human hearing system. The technology is applicable across a broad range of consumer products where voice needs to be intelligible in noisy environments, and its first commercial product is for the mobile handset market. Audience was selected as the Most Innovative True Mobile Start-Up for the “2008 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Awards.” The company is one of 34 founding member companies of the Open Handset Alliance and the only one with advanced noise suppression technology.


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
04/23/08 Series C 15M NEA, Tallwood Venture Capital, Venture Tech Alliance, Vulcan Capital Unknown


Carver Mead (Board Member)

Peter Santos (President/CEO)

Lloyd Watts (CTO)

Patricia Birks (VP Engineering)

Bill Hoppin (VP Sales & Business Development)

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