🦄 Unicorner Startup of the Week: Krisp 
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AI-powered noise cancellation
Krisp is an application that removes background noise from meetings using artificial intelligence. Their service offers two-way noise cancellation; while on a meeting, you can remove your own background noise and also reduce noise coming from others on the call.
🔗 Check them out: www.krisp.ai
💰 Business Model
Krisp is free for up to 120 minutes of personal use per week. Users can upgrade to Personal Pro for $12/month (or $5/month billed annually). Small teams of up to fifty members can use Krisp for the same price as Personal Pro, per member. Larger teams have the option to contact the Krisp team for a custom enterprise plan.
📈 Traction and Fundraising
  • Integrated with over 800+ applications, including Zoom, Google Meet, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and more
  • Partnered with Discord to offer built-in desktop and mobile noise cancellation for over 300 million users
  • Raised a two-part $14 million Series A with investors like Sierra Ventures, RTP Global, and more
👫 Founder(s)
  • Davit Baghdasaryan, CEO: Previously Product Security Lead @ Twilio, Advanced Technology Director @ Nok Nok Labs, CS MS @ Yerevan State University
  • Arto Minasyan, President: Currently Co-Founder & Chairman @ 10Web.io; Previously MBA @ American University of Armenia, Math PhD and Physics MS & BS @ Yerevan State University
🔮 Our Analysis
It’s not always easy to find a quiet place to join a call. Spending so much time at home because of the pandemic has noticeably emphasized this. By using AI to cancel common sources of background noise like traffic, vacuum cleaners, and barking dogs, Krisp is offering an easy solution to this problem. It’s free and fairly simple to start using, and compatible with many popular video and audio platforms. Their two-way noise cancellation also means you can clear up others’ audio without having them install any additional software. Krisp has modeled their product for an audience of both everyday users and corporations—a pool of users that has been increasing over the past year. If you find yourself sitting in meetings for long periods of time every day, you might find that Krisp’s premium plans are a worthwhile investment.
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To mark the anniversary of the start of the pandemic, Sequoia Capital released a Medium post earlier this month discussing the future of building. You can read the full article here.
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