The French from Voxeet raise 1.5 million euros for a “3D” audio conference experience

by bold-lichterman

The amount

The start-up Voxeet, which edits an audio conferencing application, announced have completed a round of funding of 1.5 million euros with LDV Partners, as the main investor, and Susan Xu and other business angels. The company had already raised funds of a similar amount in 2014. Among the investors, we found then Partech Ventures, Kima Ventures, Aquiti Gestion, Oleg Tscheltzoff (founder of Fotolia) and Jacques-Antoine Granjon (vente-privee).

The concept

Founded in 2012 by Stéphane Giraudie and Benoit Sénard, Voxeet develops an audio conference solution that works from a desktop computer, via a Web browser, or a smartphone using a mobile application. To differentiate itself from other existing market offers, such as the heavyweight WebEx, owned by Cisco, the start-up relies above all on the quality of sound that it qualifies as “3D and immersive”.

In addition, other features are available. For example, it is possible to share files from a computer or a third-party service such as Dropbox, or to view a presentation during a call. Voxeet thus integrates an instant messaging text and audio allowing to exchange within a group of users.

The market

With this new investment, Voxeet, which has offices in San Francisco and Bordeaux, announces the arrival of new features. The company also wants to forge partnerships with other players.

Founders: Stéphane Giraudie and Benoit Sénard

Creation: 2012

Offices: San Francisco (United States), Bordeaux (France)

Activity: audio conferencing software

Funding: more than 3 million euros raised

Competitors: Skype, WebEx