Voice app design platform Voiceflow gets $3.5m in seed funding

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. April 26, 2019

Voiceflow, a platform which allows anyone to design and create voice apps without writing code, has closed a $3.5 million seed investment round led by True Ventures. The company will use the funds to scale its platform and user base.

Founded in June 2018 by Braden ReamTyler HanMichael Hood and Andrew Lawrence, Voiceflow’s drag-and-drop interface allows teams to easily design, prototype and publish voice apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant without needing to write any code.

The platform, which is free for individuals and small teams and available with paid monthly plans for businesses, features third-part integrations and custom API connectivity.

“With Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant enabled devices in nearly half of U.S. households, every modern business will need a well-designed conversational interface to be discoverable by voice,” said Braden Ream, Voiceflow CEO and co-founder. “Voiceflow is here to make that process easy.”

Tony Conrad, partner at True Ventures, added: “Voice is already a major development tool in the next revolution of the web. Every company should be thinking about voice-activated navigation and voice apps that enable conversational discovery.

“Voiceflow’s intuitive development tool for creating voice apps without coding skills is bridging us to this future. We’re thrilled to partner with the Voiceflow founders and their team.”

Other notable investors in the round include ProductHunt founder Ryan Hoover; Eventbrite founders Julia and Kevin Hartz; InVision founder Clark Valberg; Webflow founder Vlad Magdalin; and Fancy founder Jack Einhorn.