Vulcan Re-ups with Audience
Seattle-based Vulcan Capital, the venture firm of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has participated in a $15 million Series E round for Audience, a Mountain View, CA-based voice processing semiconductor company. New Enterprise Associates, Tallwood Venture Capital, and VentureTech Alliance also participated in the funding, which was all raised from existing investors. Audience designs chips, for mobile phones and telecommunications applications, that suppress background noise and improve the audibility of speech. The company has raised $75 million in total.