dubpro.ai raises $500k in seed round from Venture Catalysts, 9Unicorns and others

Mar 5, 2024 - 16:41
dubpro.ai raises $500k in seed round from Venture Catalysts, 9Unicorns and others

Mumbai, 4th March, 2024: Venture Catalysts, India’s first integrated incubator and largest early-stage investment firm, today announced that it has combined with leading investors in the Seed round of funding for dubpro.ai, aiming to inject $500k into the cutting-edge AI + Human-in-Loop platform revolutionising video content localisation.

This strategic investment marks a significant milestone in Venture Catalysts' commitment to fostering innovation and spearheading technological advancement in India's burgeoning AI landscape.

dubpro.ai, founded by Ishan Sharma and Rishikesh, stands at the forefront of disrupting the localisation industry, enabling creators and companies to seamlessly localise their video content through advanced AI-driven dubbing solutions. Leveraging a unique combination of Artificial Intelligence and human expertise, dubpro.ai offers high-quality vernacular content localisation that was previously inaccessible due to cost restrictions and time-consuming processes.

"We are thrilled to partner with dubpro.ai on their mission to democratise access to high-quality vernacular content through innovative AI-driven solutions," said Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Director & MD of Venture Catalysts. "Their groundbreaking technology is poised to set new benchmarks for quality and scalability, rendering efficiency across the video production value-chain.

As investors, we are confident in dubpro.ai's potential to redefine the video content localisation landscape, driving value for creators, companies, and audiences alike."

dubpro.ai's pioneering solution leverages the latest advances in Language Model (LLM) technology to slash human intervention in video dubbing by over 80%. By combining AI-powered dubbing with human expertise, the platform delivers highly realistic dubbing experiences at an extremely scalable cost point, ensuring unparalleled efficiency and affordability.

With an emphasis on quality assurance, dubpro.ai's human experts conduct 10+ quality checks, ensuring a seamless localisation process.

"Dubpro.ai is dedicated to revolutionising the content localisation industry, making high-quality vernacular content accessible to creators and companies of all sizes," stated Ishan Sharma, Founder & CEO of dubpro.ai. "We are extremely excited to work with leading investors and a passionate team to build generative AI capabilities in Indic languages that could unlock a great potential for video content being available across all vernacular languages from Education to Entertainment content."

The Seed funding round was led by re-investments from Anicut Capital, 9Unicorns, Venture Catalysts, and JJFO, while newly witnessing participation from FirstCheque, underscoring the confidence of industry-leading investors in dubpro.ai's disruptive potential and market traction.

About Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts is India’s first integrated incubator. It typically invests $250K – $2 Mn in early stage start-ups with a potential to create enduring value for over a long period of time. Founded in 2016 by Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Anuj Golecha, Anil Jain and Gaurav Jain, Venture Catalysts has invested in over 300+ startups since inception.

The cumulative valuation of the startups invested by Venture Catalysts is $10 Bn+. Venture Catalysts has its presence across 55 cities in 9 countries and is one of the most active early stage investor globally.

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