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Join us on a regular journey into Azafran Capital Partners Investment thesis, exploring voice, acoustics and imagery powered by machine learning and deep science technologies that serve health, wellness and enterprise markets.

Yobe Helps Drive the Voice Revolution

Host Matt Bauer leads an all-star cast including the co-founders of Azafran Portfolio One Company Yobe, CEO Ken Sutton, and Chief Scientist, Dr. Hamid Nawab, as well as Azafran General Partner Martin Fisher and Dave Rodger, an advisor to Yobe and long time senior product leader in tech.

The discussion centers around INSIGHTS Issue Sixteen - Global Pandemic Drives Voice and Acoustics to the Brink of a Revolution - as well as a deep dive on how Yobe addresses the "Cocktail Party Problem" and is changing how we think of voice and acoustics while providing groundbreaking technology to help speed the revolution underway.

Issue Sixteen focuses on the meteoric rise of the voice and acoustic/sensory modalities both pre-Covid-19 and the transition that has accelerated towards these technologies in just the first half of 2020 as voice and acoustics/sensory are core elements of the Azafran Investment Thesis.

Talking TinyML with Tom Doyle, CEO of Aspinity

Host Matt Bauer goes close to the edge and talks sensing devices and TinyML with Thomas Doyle, CEO of Aspinity, an Azafran Fund 1 Portfolio company that is transforming the commercialization of intelligent sensing devices. The interview accompanies the feature on Aspinity in Azafran INSIGHTS Issue 15, Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny, and the Future of AI is Augmented.


Aspinity’s unique approach implements machine learning with analog circuitry, enabling an edge architecture that optimizes power and data handling in always-on, battery-powered sensing devices such as voice/sound wake-up, industrial machine health monitoring, and wearable health monitoring in consumer, industrial and biomedical markets. More information @

Talking Emotion Synthesis with Emoshape

Host Matt Bauer welcomes special guests, Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, founder and CEO of Emoshape, as well as Azafran Co-founder and General Partner Martin Fisher. Emoshape is helping make the world a better place by giving intelligent machines empathy for humans, to help create a positive future.


Their discussion centers around Emoshape’s incredible progress and vision, as well as a general discussion around the machine-human interface and tying back to Azafran’s latest INSIGHTS edition on Robotics.

Collaboration, Security and Critical Infrastructure with ArmorText

Host Matt Bauer hosts special guest Navroop Mitter, Co-founder and CEO of Azafran Portfolio One Company ArmorText, the fastest growing collaboration hub being used in critical infrastructure today - with over 60% of all US large public and private power companies using it to communicate and collaborate securely.

Their discussion centers around the future of work in the age of Covid, how the future of work is changing and why ArmorText represents the future of secure work.

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