Over ten million people live with voicelessness. Much like Stephen Hawking, they rely on text-to-speech devices to express themselves. Yet, young or old, male or female, shy or outgoing — they all speak with similar voices.

Add to that the hundreds of millions who use generic sounding virtual assistants, GPS navigation and screen readers. Digital voices must evolve.

VocaliD is the voice company that is bringing speaking machines to life. We leverage our voicebank and proprietary voice blending technology to create unique vocal persona for any device that turns text into speech.

Who We Are

VocaliD is the company for all things voice. We're on a lifelong mission to map the vocal genome.

At VocaliD, we believe that voice is an essential part of identity. It can convey your age, size, lifestyle, personality, and so much more. Founded in May of 2014 and based in Belmont, Massachusetts, VocaliD empowers the preservation, restoration, and creation of vocal identities.

We're deeply passionate about celebrating and harnessing the diversity of human voice—our world-class team has spent decades at the frontier of speech science and technology.

Today, our voicebanking platform boasts over members from over 110 countries contributing upwards of 6 million sentences, to power voices as colorful as humanity.

I founded VocaliD to create custom crafted voices — so that every voice is heard.

— Rupal Patel, Founder & CEO

Our Team

We are innovators. Our dedicated group of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs makes the magic happen.

Rupal Patel

Founder & CEO

Geoff Meltzner

VP, Research & Technology

Michael Suen

Director, Design & Product

James Piechota

Director of Engineering

Stephen Rife

Software Developer

Elisabeth Nuboer

Sales & Marketing

Markus Toman

Speech Technologist

Eric Franzen

Software Developer

Rachel Schweiker

Content Developer


Rixing Wu

Software Development Intern


Michael Fleischman, PhD

Big Data Wizard
(Twitter, Bluefin Labs)

Betsy Ludwig

Strategic Growth Specialist
(Lucent, Investcorp)

John Nguyen, PhD

Serial Speech Entrepreneur
(Vlingo, SpeechWorks)

Russell Stevens, MPP

Branding Guru
(SS+K, MIT Media Lab)

Sridhar Tayur, PhD

Entrepreneur & Management Scholar
(SmartOps, OrganJet, CMU)

Join Our Team

VocaliD is looking for smart, passionate doers and leaders. Let's build voice products that will humanize the voice in every device.

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