VocalZoom, based in Yokneam Israel, was founded in 2010 to focus on HMCHuman-to-Machine Communication speech enhancement challenges. In 2012, the company signed strategic agreements with one of the industry’s largest automotive manufacturers and with 3M Corporation to develop a sensor for HMCHuman-to-Machine Communication applications. Since then, the company has developed advanced prototypes of its HMC sensor and signed additional strategic agreements with Motorola Solutions for a 2-way radio solution and Fuetrek for a speech recognition solution.
The company’s complete list of shareholders includes 3M Ventures, OurCrowd VC, Motorola Solutions, JTI, Fuetrek Co., SilverFish and Radiant VC.
VocalZoom has built a strong leadership team with a shared commitment to excellence and extensive experience building companies and taking products from inception to high-volume production.
Tal Bakish is the founder of VocalZoom. Tal is a passionate entrepreneur, experienced in executive management and leading multi-national teams in technology companies. Prior to VocalZoom, Tal worked for Cisco, IBM, ModuMobile and other companies, leading engineering teams and as a consultant. During the 1990s, Tal served as an officer in an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Forces, leading soldiers to combat, as well as leading technical intelligence research. Tal is a co-founder of BioCatch (www.biocatch.com) and an angel investor in other early stage startups.
Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Semiconductor industry executive with over 20 years of sales and business development experience, drove sales of more than 1B units at leading companies, such as Conexant Systems, Mindspeed Technologies, and PMC Sierra.
Vice President, Products
Over 20 years of semiconductors and systems customer delivery experience. Vast Audio, DSP, algorithms and software experience in complex software and hardware products. Drove product deliveries and execution at companies like Conexant systems.
Vice President, Operations
Extensive systems engineering and operations experience includes over 25 years with companies including Elbit Systems, NexTec and ChipExpress.
Vice President, Research & Development
Led Engineering groups in various environments for the last 30 years (Cisco, Kaminario Harmonic and others), Managed small and large international projects in start-ups and big corporations.
Human Resources and Office Manager
15 years of experience includes HR roles at Intel and managing MBA programs and national entrepreneurship competition for Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Has more than 15 years of experience with both public and private international companies across multiple industries.
Chairman of the Board
CEO & Board Member