Spotify to acquire voice platform Sonantic

Swedish music streaming platform Spotify on Monday announced to acquire AI voice platform Sonantic for an undisclosed sum. London-based startup Sonatic helps creates compelling, nuanced, and stunningly realistic voices from text.

We’re really excited about the potential to bring Sonantic’s AI voice technology onto the Spotify platform and create new experiences for our users, says Ziad Sultan, Spotify’s Vice President of Personalization.

This integration will enable us to engage users in a new and even more personalised way, he added.

Sonantic raised less than $3 million in funding from investors including EQT Ventures, Entrepreneur First (EF), AME Cloud Ventures, Bart Swanson of Horizons Ventures, Twitch’s Kevin Lin, Jeremy Jap, Charles Jolley and more.

We’re looking forward to joining Spotify and continuing to build exciting voice experiences, said Sonantic co-founders Zeena Qureshi and John Flynn.