Live Captioning Company gets $10m in funding

A tech startup company called Ava that offers live captioning has raised $10 million in funding.

Founder and CEO Thibault Duchemin grew up as a CODA and co-founder Skinner Cheng

is deaf. Cheng grew up in Taiwan and was the only deaf person in his family. He became deaf at the age of two.

Ava users can see real-time closed captions over video or during in-person conversations. The technology gained national attention when it was used during the filming of the movie CODA to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing actors who were on the set. Launched in 2016, the Ava team has continued to add features and products based on the technology.


Read more about Ava here and watch the launch video and Duchemin's TED talk below: