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  • AI-powered multilingual dubbing platform Dubdub.ai raises $1mn from Waveform Ventures and Accel Atoms.

    Published on September 14, 2022

    • Dubdub.ai was founded in August,2021 by IIT Kanpur alumni Anubhav, Rahul Sankhwar, Rahul Garg, Anchal Jaiswal.
    • Unlike current solutions, Dubdub.ai is an AI-based web tool that enables audio/video dubbing in over 50 languages without any language expertise, so dubbing becomes easier, faster, and more cost-effective.
    • Force Ventures, Forward Slash Capital and marquee angels also participated in the round.

    Dubdub.ai, an AI-based web tool that enables audio/video dubbing in over 50 languages, today announced that it has raised seed round funding of USD 1mn from Waveform Ventures and Accel Atoms. Forward Slash Capital, Force Ventures and marquee angel investors including Aprameya Radhakrishna (Founder, Koo), Nishant Mungali (Founder, Mindtickle), Deepak Anchala (Founder, Slintel), Swati Mohan(Ex-Head of Marketing, Netflix), Gaurav Kapur (Host and Actor), Roshan Abbas (Actor, Director, Founder of Kommune) also participated in the round.

    Funding raised will be invested in building technical expertise in the team, improving the platform offering, and validating several use-cases for global customers. Dubdub.ai was a part of the first cohort of Atoms – a program by Accel India to support pre-seed startups with easy access to non-dilutive capital, mentorship from founders and operators, and a community to help them grow.

    Diverse countries such as India, Southeast Asia, Europe need multilingual content across industries to enable effective communication, whether in education, marketing, or entertainment. By leveraging the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence, Dubdub.ai helps teams create multilingual video content. The goal of Dubdub is to reduce the cost and increase the speed & reliability of dubbing while also making it scalable and shareable.

    Founders Anubhav, Rahul Sankhwar, Rahul Garg, Anchal Jaiswal spotted a significant market opportunity, as video became the primary mode of sales and marketing outreach.

    • Startups/Established enterprises: Video has become the primary medium for sales, marketing, and training. Companies want to provide a hyper-personal experience, which has become essential for customer acquisition.
    • Production houses/OTT platforms: Language personalization is here to stay in entertainment. Movies/TV series are being produced in multiple languages. New language-based OTT channels are popping up everywhere
    • Marketers and creative agencies are always looking for tech partners to expedite the go-to-market process because they create content for their clients. As localized content demand increases, Dubdub.ai helps these companies take advantage of it more effectively and personally.

    The DubDub platform is 4x-10x faster than traditional dubbing, completely secure, and doesn’t require a studio to record. 80% of the dubbing process is automated, making the process approximately 70% cheaper than traditional dubbing.

    “We want to make the most of the growing demand for localized content by automating parts of the dubbing process with AI. Our mission at Dubdub.ai is to democratize and personalize audio/video content. With our end-to-end platform, content owners and studios can get results in weeks rather than months, so that dubbing projects are completed faster. Further, it uses just a few minutes of the actors’ voices – making the dubbed version sound more authentic”, says Anubhav, Founder, Dubdub.ai

    “We’re proud to partner with the DubDub team in their mission to make traditional dubbing more efficient through state-of-the-art AI enablement.

    As video content is increasing exponentially and becoming more pervasive to pan Indian user base, we strongly believe that DubDub’s product will become the norm in building inclusive content in a scalable manner.

    With the team’s passion for the problem and their experience in building and commercializing AI-based solutions, we are also excited about the potential global impact of their product.” said Subrata Mitra, Partner at Accel.

    Arun Tadanki, Lead Investor at Waveform Ventures says “Dubbing has been a slow, manual and expensive process. We loved the founders’ product-first thinking to build a global tech solution out of India, to make dubbing faster & easier”

    Dubdub.ai is already serving customers such as Reliance Nippon Insurance, Fincare Bank, Rusk Media, Gameskraft, MPL etc. 

    Dubdub.ai localized the famous Tryst With Destiny speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru into multiple languages using its proprietary platform. The dubbed content was released in 7 languages on the Moj app and garnered over 300+ million views in under 3 days.

    Shashank Shekhar, Sr. Director – Content Strategy and Operations ShareChat and Moj said “Our collaboration with Dubdub.ai for the historic 75th Independence Day affirms the growth and potential of localized digital content in India. It was exciting to witness how through the power of AI, we were able to provide access to one of the most impactful speeches made in the modern history of India in 7 different languages to our users. Dubdub.ai is providing an opportunity to create high-quality dubbed content and assisting businesses in harnessing the power of localized content in a diverse country like India.”


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