How Deepdub uses AI technology to bridge language barriers
Founded in 2019, Deepdub is an Israeli startup company, headquartered in Tel Aviv, that aims to bridge the language barrier and cultural gap of entertainment experiences to international audiences.
The platform leverages deep learning and AI technology with a human touch to allow content creators, owners, and distributors to extend their international reach and scale their offerings while maintaining the highest level of quality. It plugs into the post-production process of content owners and takes complete ownership of all of their localisation needs.
Co-founded by Ofir & Nir Krakowski, Tel Aviv-based Deepdub aims to bridge the language barrier. For audiences, this means watching their favorite film and TV programs dubbed in native languages without losing any aspect of the original experience.
Enhancing Deepdubs deep learning and AI platform
Deepdub has recently announced that it has raised US$20mn in Series A funding led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
There was also participation from existing investors Booster Ventures and Stardom Ventures and new investors Swift VC. Angel investors joining this round included Emiliano Calemzuk former President of Fox Television Studios, Kevin Reilly former CCO of HBO Max, Danny Grander Co-Founder of Snyk, Roi Tiger VP, Engineering at Meta, Gideon Marks and Daniel Chadash.
The funds will be used to expand the global reach of the company’s sales and delivery teams, bolster the Tel Aviv based R&D team with additional researchers and developers, and further enhance the company’s deep learning-based localisation platform.
“We are accelerating to a world where AI is now augmenting humanity’s creative potential,” said George Mathew, Managing Partner at Insight Partners, who will be joining Deepdub’s Board of Directors. “As the media industry continues to globalise, we see Deepdub's AI/NLP-based dubbing platform as essential in scaling great content to audiences everywhere. We believe Deepdub represents the next great leap forward in global content distribution, engagement and consumption.”
Dubbing films and programmes with AI
The funding follows a year of explosive growth and momentum. Since their public launch Deepdub inked a multi-series partnership with Topic.com to bring their catalog of foreign TV shows into English and became the first-ever company to dub an entire feature-length film into Latin American Spanish utilising AI voices. The company is already working with multiple Hollywood studios on various projects.
According to Verified Market Research, the film dubbing market alone could reach US$3.6bn in worth by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% from 2020.