Start-up NeuralGarage has announced that it raised $1.45 million in seed funds that will boost its effort to develop ‘VisualDubô’ solution that will empower content creators across the board, globally.
The funding round was led by Exfinity Ventures and participated by angel investors RAAY Global (Amit Patni Family Office), Vishal Agarwal and Raj Kulasingam (iconic global investor duo V&R), Anand Singh (Elios & Nexus Global Fund), Sarath Sura (Sunn91 Ventures), Sachin Jain, Narendra Soni (ex-KPMG) and Kejal Shah (ex Avendus PE).
NeuralGarage is a deep tech start-up in India that was founded by IIT Kanpur alumni – Subhashish Saha, Anjan Banerjee, Subhabrata Debnath and senior media and entertainment executive Mandar Natekar. It is currently building an innovative ‘VisualDubô’ solution that is designed to empower content creators across the board, globally.
The funds that they secured during the seed round will be used to enhance NeuralGarage’s capabilities by investing in talent across R&D, engineering and product.
With content being dubbed in multiple languages to appeal to more audiences globally, NeuralGarage will eliminate the visual dissonance and loss of realism caused by dubbing due to lack of audio-visual sync thus enabling a seamless export of language and culture.
“Our proprietory tech VisualDubô intends to make non-native content native, help content creators and long format platforms in localization of content, make dubbed content look realistic and offer a delightful experience for viewers. We see this technology being adopted globally by content platforms and studios, advertising agencies, broadcasting networks, edutech platforms and creators of L&D content. Given the nature of the technology and the fast-growing content ecosystem, VisualDubô will surely create intrinsic value and further growth,” said Mandar Natekar, NeuralGarage co-founder and CEO.
Shailesh Ghorpade, Founding Managing Partner of Exfinity Ventures, said they are looking at Computer Vision + Video to address a wide range of use cases, adding that they also had few investments in this space earlier.
Ghorpade said the current consumption of video content is “exploding” while adding that content also transcends all barriers – language, culture, nations etc.
With the recent advancements in AI, NeuralGarage is expected to play a crucial role in the coming years by enhancing and inspiring creation, delivery, and consumption of content across the horizon.
NeuralGarage is committed to contribute to this space and establish a stronger connection between the creator and the consumer, said
Subhabrata Debnath, the start-up’s Co-Founder & CTO.
VisualDubô syncs lip and jaw movements of any person in a video by using only audio as a driver which adds more realism visually, as compared to dubbing. It also allows creators to connect to a larger audience pool with minimal effort as it provides an enhanced experience and improved comprehension for viewers.