SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning.  Via their Hound app and Houndify API platform, the Company believes in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging 'connected' world.  Hound, leverages their proprietary Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a ground-breaking smartphone experience. Their SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the speech-to-meaning revolution.

Founding Team

Keyvan Mohajer: Founder and CEO
Majid Emami Founder, Chief Scientist
James Hom, Founder, VP Products
Katie McMahon, VP General Manager
Tim Armstong, CTO



2009: Co-leads round to develop consumer facing product.  Company and product rebrands to "SoundHound" from Melodis / Midomi.   

2014, passes 200 million downloads

2015 launches Hound beta on Android and Houndify voice search API and platform.  

The Initial Sprout

Sound2Sound Search science search technology. Uses sound based fingerprinting to identify music, singing or words.    

Larry Marcus

Year Partnered

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