A Boston-based manufacturer of advanced microphone tech, Vesper Technologies received funding of $23 million from some of the biggest names in audio technology such as Bose Ventures, Sands Capital, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and many more. Vesper is a high-tech microphone startup trying to ride the wave of voice-controlled devices.
Nowadays, manufacturers are anticipating to higher performance MEMS microphones that use acoustic sensors made on semiconductor production lines using silicon wafers as the audio technology become more global. The venture arm of Madison, the American Family Ventures run the series B funding.
The sources stated that it is not for the first time Amazon fling with Vesper. Back in 2016, the Alexa Fund joined Vesper’s $15 million Series A funding round and has corporate Vesper microphone tech into special.
Alexa Fund director Paul Bernard said, “Our vision is for Alexa to be everywhere, and that means devices need to be built with durable, high-quality components that stand up to the demands of many different environments, especially on-the-go scenarios that require better power efficiency.”
Usually, many manufacturers used arrays of MEMS microphones to pick up sound however, the system becomes more complex, they’re more susceptible to breaking down, so all the way thanks to the sensitivity of the microphone technology.
Vesper CEO Matt Crowley said, “One of the biggest trends is the prevalence of voice interfaces.” Further, Matt Crowley added, “We offer a couple of specific, unique values for new generations of voice interfaces.”