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We’re dialogue experts building enterprise-ready voice assistants

It’s our mission to revolutionize human-machine communication. By teaching machines to understand natural language and hold human-level conversations, we help businesses transform their customer experience, create revenue, improve operational efficiency and prove ROI quickly.

From day one, we’ve had a focus on creating voice self-service experiences in any language, regardless of accents or slang. It’s our goal to deliver enterprise-ready voice assistants that match and excel household names – and our products achieve just that.

With a team spun out of the same Cambridge research group that pioneered speech recognition in the 90s, working alongside luminaries like Professor Steve Young, we’ve turned cutting-edge voice assistant technologies into real-world products. Now, PolyAI is helping FTSE100 companies completely reimagine the way they serve their customers.

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Leadership Team

Nikola Mrkšić

Co-founder & CEO

Worked @ Apple Siri
First Tech. Hire @ VocalIQ
PhD from Cambridge

Shawn Wen

Co-founder & CTO

Worked @ Google, IPsoft
EMNLP'15 Best Paper
PhD from Cambridge

Yan Zhang

Chief Operating Officer

Serial Entrepreneur
Sloan Fellow @ LBS
A.B. from Princeton University

Eddy Su


Worked @ Facebook AI
ACL'16 Best Paper
PhD from Cambridge

Vincent Dollet

VP of Product

Group Product Manager @ Zendesk
Founder @ Product Fit & Field Insights
VP Product @ Appear Networks

Brad Stein

Head of Solutions Consulting

Sales Engineer @ Genesys
Solutions Consultant @ Interactions
BSC Southampton Solent


Khosla Ventures

Point72 Ventures

Amadeus Capital Partners

Passion Capital

Board Directors and Advisors

Kanu Gulati

Board Member

Investor @ Khosla Ventures
Investor @ Lexion, Waabi, Nomagic & Zendar

Hermann Hauser

Board Member

Founder @ Amadeus Capital Partners
Co-Founder @ ARM, Acorn

Sri Chandrasekar

Board Member

Partner @ Point72 Ventures
Board Member @ Unbabel, Netradyne, Tempo Automation, and DeepScale

Eileen Burbidge

Board Member

Partner @ Passion Capital
Product Director @ Skype
Board member @ Dixons Carphone, Monzo, Tide

Steve Young


Serial Entrepreneur
Creator of HTK speech toolkit
Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge

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We are always looking for talented people of all backgrounds. Browse our career page to see if there is an opening that might be your next adventure.