Beyond Verbal, a start-up that defines itself as “the emotions analytics company”, has developed a technology that diagnoses acoustic features of a person’s voice. These features are extracted, analysed in real-time and translated into insights about the person’s physical health, emotional understanding, and general wellbeing.
Kenes (Kenges) Rakishev and Singulariteam were among the first to invest in the company. Since then it has begun researching voice detection of heart disease with the Mayo Clinic and launched an API to enable emotion detection by virtual assistants. Beyond Verbal’s last funding round was led by Amazon, which committed to a $10 million investment, bringing the start-up to a valuation of $120 million.