Speechly Joins Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Batch

Speechly’s Reactive Voice User Interface API has been selected by the coveted startup accelerator

Mandi Galluch

After years spent focused on our core technology and the recent introduction of our commercial product, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to join Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch.

Y Combinator (YC) is a startup accelerator headquartered in California. They got their start in 2005 and have since helped launch more than 3,000 companies, including Stripe, Reddit, DoorDash, Coinbase, Dropbox, and Instacart. Twice a year they select a handful of startups to invest in and support. The acceptance rate for the YC accelerator is between 1.5% - 2%, so to be selected is a huge honor and a testament to the work the team has put in over the years.

All companies get a YC company profile listing and access to an incredible network of founders and investors.

With our inclusion in the YC Winter ‘22 batch, Speechly is well positioned to continue to grow our footprint and expand our impact by bringing more experiences “powered by Speechly” to the marketplace. We’ll continue to work on our core technology and make improvements to the developer experience within our product. Our commitment to our users and to helping more people speak and feel heard, will now have the added support of the resources unlocked by YC.

It’s hard to believe that just a couple of years ago we were preparing to launch our commercial product into a world being completely reshaped by a pandemic. In the weeks and months since, we’ve found incredible levels of support from the voice technology community, our users, and of course, our greatest cheerleaders - our friends and family.

We would not be where we are today without the partnership, trust, and support of each of those people. We are grateful and looking forward to the next few months, as we dive headfirst into the work ahead.

We’ll be sharing our journey here on the blog, on The Speechly Podcast, and of course Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. As always, it’s free to start building with our API and you can connect directly with our product team on GitHub.

If you’re interested in being a part of the team, check out our open roles.

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