Expect Labs Gets Endorsements (And Money) From Samsung, Intel and Telefonica
Expect Labs, which makes software that analyzes live voice conversations and provides relevant information, has raised a new round of funding from strategic investors Intel Capital, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and Telefónica Digital.
The San Francisco-based company has built a demo app called MindMeld that shows some of what its “anticipatory computing” can do, but what it really wants is for partners — like, say, Intel, Samsung and Telefónica — to include support for its work in their own products and services.
The funding doesn’t come with a guarantee that will happen, but it’s a pretty good start. Along with previous investor Google Ventures, said CEO Tim Tuttle, Expect Labs now has buy-in from “one of the largest players in each vertical: devices, software, hardware and carriers.”
Next up for Expect Labs is hiring and improving its understanding of a wider range of what people can say. That includes new languages and subject matters, like cooking and recipes, according to Tuttle.