NeuralGarage startup raises $1.45 million in the seed round

22 November, 2022 (Tuesday)

NeuralGarage, a deep tech startup makes a whopping $1.45 million in a seed round that was initiated by Exfinity Ventures. 

This seed round saw an array of investors including 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).

"As an investment thesis, Exfinity is looking at Computer Vision + Video to solve a wide range of use cases. We already have made a few investments in this space earlier. Consumption of video content is exploding. Content also transcends all barriers – language, culture, nations  etc. Neural Garage has developed a completely different and transformative technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to the viewer with its VisualDub product, hitherto not seen before. The team has a fantastic profile and we are thrilled to partner with them.” Added Shailesh Ghorpade, Founding Managing Partner, Exfinity Ventures.

The startup intended to build a benefitting initiative called ‘VisualDubä’ as a way of empowering the content creators that were a part of them, throughout the world. Subhashish Saha, Anjan Banerjee, Subhabrata Debnath and senior media and entertainment executive Mandar Natekar, NeuralGarage led this idea that now stands to be a work in progress. 

To further connect and appeal to the audience across the globe, the audio was dubbed into several languages. NeuralGarage also eliminated the visual dissonance and loss of realism caused by dubbing due to the lack of audio-visual sync thus enabling a seamless export of language and culture.

Speaking on this state-of-the-art technology and the business opportunity, Mandar Natekar, Co-founder and CEO at NeuralGarage said “Our proprietary tech VisualDubä 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, VisualDubä will surely create intrinsic value and further growth.” 

“With the recent advancements in AI, it is imperative that it will play a crucial role in the forthcoming years by enhancing and inspiring the 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, Co-Founder & CTO, NeuralGarage.

“Our first product VisualDubä 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 allows creators to connect to a larger audience pool with minimal effort and also provides an enhanced experience and improved comprehension for viewers,”  he concluded.