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Namecoach Secures $8M Series A Financing

PALO ALTO, CA, Namecoach, the technology company solving name mispronunciation and gender communication in critical settings, has secured a Series A funding round of $8 million.
The round was led by Impact America Fund with participation from Authentic Ventures, Metaplanet, Founders Fund, Engage VC, Ai Sprouts Fund I, GTM Fund, 640 Oxford, Transcend Network, Asymmetry Ventures, Forefront Venture Partners, Network.VC, Harbor Street Ventures, and Seabed VC. Namecoach's simple and easy to learn audio pronunciation technology supports the growing need of organizations to create a culture of inclusion and belonging. The company has more than 300 customers and partners, including Salesforce and Microsoft, and will release a direct-to-consumer product in 2023.

Namecoach software embeds accurate, context-aware audio name pronunciation buttons in the tools people use everyday, enabling users to pronounce any name with ease and confidence. By providing buttons in systems including Salesforce (see video), Canvas, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook and Google Workspace, Namecoach serves educators, sales reps, customer support agents, call centers, recruiters, and HR departments for corporate diversity, inclusion and belonging.
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