Founded in 2012, Mobvoi aims to push the boundaries of next generation human-machine interaction with AI technology. Mobvoi has developed it’s own Chinese voice technologies in the fields of voice recognition, natural language processing, and vertical search. Through its creation of critically acclaimed consumer products in wearables, automobile and home product categories, Mobvoi’s rich accumulation of experience in the application of AI has in turn driven continued innovation in its core voice-based technologies.

To date, Mobvoi has raised 6 rounds of funding, led by firms including SIG, Sequoia Capital, Zhenfund, Google and Volkswagen. In addition, Mobvoi’s close strategic partnership with Google through Android Wear and Google Assistant as well as its joint-venture with Volkswagen Group China place it at the forefront of solving many real world problems and scenarios with voice-based AI.

Our Team

Mobvoi, now with over 300 employees, is headquartered in Beijing and has international offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Our global team hails from over a dozen countries with diverse background. Many of whom have also previously played integral roles in world’s leading tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Nokia, Tencent, and Baidu.


  • 2012Founded in 2012

    Founded by Zhifei with the aim to define the next generation vof human-machine interaction, being the only firm in China equipped with its own Chinese voice recognition, semantic analytics, and search technologies.

  • 2015Mobvoi x Google formed strategic partnership

    Completed Series C backed by Google, shortly after partnering with Google to provide Chinese voice search technology to Android Wear in China.

  • 2016Global entry

    Mobvoi launched the global edition of Ticwatch and raised 2.1 million USD on Kickstarter.

  • 2017Mobvoi- Volkswagen partnership

    Completed a US$ 180 million series D backed by Volkswagen Group China that will promote the application of its AI technologies in the automobile market.

  • 2017Ticwatch S&E

    Successfully launched with $3 million in funding with over 19,000 backers in more than 150 countries, becoming the #2 Most Funded Wearables of all time on Kickstarter.

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