October 23, 2016 8:18 AM ET


Company Overview of SoundHound Inc.

Company Overview

SoundHound Inc. provides sound search technology solutions. It offers Hound, a voice-enabled search engine that provides information, entertainment, and communication services; and SoundHound, a music search and discovery solution that identifies songs, plays music and lyrics, and allows users to share music and entertainment content. The company also provides Houndify, a solution that understands text and voice input; provides speech recognition and speech-to-meaning solutions, including natural language understanding solutions; supports context and follow-up queries; and understands complex and compound queries. SoundHound Inc. was formerly known as Melodis Corporation and changed its name...

3979 Freedom Circle

Suite 400

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2005



Key Executives for SoundHound Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director
Co-Founder, Vice President of Products, and Director
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Information Technology and Operations
Vice President of Sales & Marketing and General Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

SoundHound Inc. Key Developments

SoundHound Inc. Launches New Houndify Voice Platform Partnerships With Uber and Yelp

SoundHound Inc. announced new partnerships for Houndify, its voice-enabling developer platform, furthering the company’s mission to 'Houndify everything'. Data from Uber and Yelp will now be accessible by developers using the Houndify platform, to provide users with the information and actions they want. The Uber domain is now accessible for all developers using Houndify, and enables them to access Uber data and initiate booking. This enables developers to incorporate Uber ride requests into their own product experiences, as seen in the Hound app, including asking fare and distance information, hands-free. Yelp announced the Houndify partnership as part of its new Yelp Fusion developer program, which includes more tools for developers to build with the new Yelp Fusion API and Yelp data, plus a revamped developer portal. With the Yelp domain now live and publicly accessible within the Houndify platform, developers can easily access Yelp data and create rich voice-enabled experiences for local search.

SoundHound Inc. Collaborates with NVIDIA to Bring Deep Learning-Based Natural Language Understanding to Cars

SoundHound Inc. announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to create a large-vocabulary, hybrid voice and natural language understanding interface for in-vehicle infotainment systems that is based on deep learning. The solution uses the fastest and most efficient Speech Recognition Engine from Houndify, the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, and SoundHound Inc.s patented technologies for running dual mode speech recognition simultaneously in the cloud and in the embedded system. With the Houndify integration, drivers can interact with more than 100 domains, programs that provide users with relevant information or actions related to their queries. These include, among other applications: directions, weather, stock prices, sports scores, flight status, local business searches, and hotel searches with complex criteria. They can also control a car's systems, such as heating/cooling, rolling the windows up and down, playing music, or accessing a phone.

SoundHound Inc. Launches Houndify

SoundHound Inc. launched Houndify, the advanced developer platform that enables anyone to seamlessly create a smart, voice-enabled, conversational interface with the company’s technology. Houndify enables developers to revolutionize their products and services. Several partner companies, including Expedia.com and AccuWeather, have committed to providing their own data and APIs to the Houndify platform, so developers can integrate with their services. Houndify initially unveiled its private beta program in June, and quickly received thousands of applications, ranging from large enterprises to individual developers. The platform is now open to anyone. Third-party products can easily integrate Houndify’s unprecedented technology advantages, including: Speech-to-Meaning technology, which simultaneously combines voice recognition and natural language understanding, resulting in extremely fast and accurate voice interaction experiences. Context understanding and follow-up questions, including awareness of location or prior queries, which results in a flow of natural interactions instead of halting, keyword based interaction. Complex and compound queries, meaning users can ask multiple questions at once with results filtered or in sequence. Additionally, Houndify’s platform design provides these advantages: Cross-platform SDKs: Houndify provides software development kits (SDKs) across many popular operating systems and platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, Unix, Raspberry Pi, and others, giving unparalleled speed-to-market and the ability to scale. Rapidly increasing domain access: Houndify offers developers access to a rapidly growing number of published and private 'domains,' which are programs that provide users with relevant information or actions related to their queries, from home automation, to car control, to local search, to weather, to sports and beyond. Developers seeking to Houndify their products and services will be able to access domains and API data provided by SoundHound Inc. and from the following launch partners, with several anticipated partnerships to be announced in the coming months: Expedia.com: hotel, flight and vacation booking data; AccuWeather: local weather information and forecasts; Sportradar: pre-match, live and post-match data for more than 50 sports; Xignite: deep stock market information; FlightStats: real-time flight data and airport information; and Open Exchange Rates: real-time currency exchange rates. The first application to showcase the Houndify platform is SoundHound Inc.’s own voice search and assistant app, Hound. Hound launched in June and is currently live on Android and iOS through an invite-only private beta program.

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