Voiceflow

Design, prototype, and publish voice apps. Create voice apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. No coding needed.

SaaS No Code Voice

Timeline

Founded

07/18

Pre-Seed

$100k

12/18

Memo

clement

03/19

Seed

$3.0M

04/19

Series A

Series B

clement

Mar 10, 2019

Need

👍 I find the field of VUI (Voice User Interface) super interesting. As we’re still early, there are opportunities to invent new ways of interacting with software through voice. Which is what Voiceflow enables.

🤔 When I ask my friends who have home voice assistants, most are only completing basic tasks such as asking for the weather, news or playing music. That being said, I see that as an opportunity for more voice apps. In most cases, what hasn’t be nailed is the VUI/VUX.

Market

👍 The market is booming, in 2018 tens of million of Amazon Echo devices (the market leader) have been sold, the number of users more than doubled and developers have created a total of 70 000 skills for Alexa.

👍 And home voice assistants are only one type of device. Think of how voice will be used in your car, with your earpods, at work etc… I don’t believe in a “universal” voice app that will do everything, but rather in verticalized / very specialized voice apps. This is why an infrastructure service like Voiceflow makes sense, to me, to build these vertical apps.

👎 As voice apps are still relatively new, so there’s a lot of “user education” to be conducted (from discovery so that people find these apps as well as teaching them how to use voice based apps).

Product

👍 I particularly like that developers as well as people with no coding skills can use it. The drag and drop interface is really intuitive.

🤔 The big question is the “depth” that such tools can offer. If you can only build basic voice apps with it, it will be a problem.

Business model

👍 I like that they added a “Hire an expert” feature enabling people to find developers to build an app with Voiceflow. A marketplace aspect on top of the SaaS one.