UK company to make mark as first voice innovation leader in Chennai region
Speechmatics, a leader in any context speech recognition has today announced the opening of its second international office in Chennai, India. This marks the arrival of the fast-growing company along with the speech recognition engine that truly allows enterprise to build innovative applications using voice.
The opening of the Chennai office signals yet further confirmation of the ambition of the Cambridge born company to expand its global footprint and rapidly scale the business.
Speechmatics has doubled its workforce over the past year, which currently stands at more than 100 employees globally. The Chennai office will be based at The Hive Collaborative Workspaces and will add to Speechmatics’ Brno and Cambridge team of world-class educated engineers. In Cambridge, Speechmatics has attracted 9 PhDs from leading universities.
“Speechmatics is a company full of dynamism in an industry poised for rapid growth. It’s exciting to be a part of this next step in its global expansion,” said Vyanktesh Tadkod, Senior Director of Speechmatics in Chennai. “Ensuring Speechmatics has a presence in an emerging technology hub such as Chennai brings with it great opportunity, something we shall harness over the coming months.”
“Chennai is a talent-rich city with young, dynamic, passionate and extraordinary skilled engineers and we are looking forward to tapping into its fantastic talent to propel us, to the next level,” said Paul Aykroyd, VP Engineering and Operations at Speechmatics. “We are proud to start our new office in Chennai, which will collaborate seamlessly with our existing cross-site engineering teams in Cambridge and Brno, to continue building high quality, scalable and sustainable speech recognition products and solutions.”
Similarly, Chennai is an emerging technology hub offering top tech talent and a deep-tech ecosystem connected with other central IT hubs of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in India. Speechmatics also offers candidates the ability to work on exciting innovations at the cutting edge of voice technology and make a real difference to global enterprises through product development, machine learning technology and real-world applications of research.
Last year, Speechmatics raised £6.35m in Series A funding from AlbionVC, IQ Capital and several angel investors, to fund its ambitious global expansion plans. This helped enable product development and geographical expansion, with new offices in Brno in the Czech Republic, along with Chennai in India now, and Denver, in the USA upcoming very soon.
The Hive is a pan-Indian ecosystem of premier co-working spaces for the next generation of businesses, creative professionals and emerging enterprises. The Hive Chennai is located at SRP Stratford, OMR Chennai.