Papercup uses AI to generate realistic, lifelike voices, and dub content so it can be distributed globally.
Dubbing is a lucrative market, with Verified Market Research predicting that film dubbing services alone could generate $3.6 billion annually by 2027. But it’s also a laborious and costly process. On average, it can take an hour of recording studio time for five minutes of narration.
Papercup’s AI-powered platform can generate dubs at a scale and pace that can’t be matched by manual methods. Expert translators then check the quality of the translation, pronunciation and tone of all translated videos before they are ready to be distributed. Beyond the AI-powered translations that it creates for its customers, Papercup offers a catalog of voices with realistic tones and emotions. Many of these have been used in internal communications, corporate announcements, educational materials, films and TV.
Prior to founding Papercup, Jesse cofounded Deloitte’s venture arm in the UK (an incubator and an investment vehicle) and co-launched a wealth technology platform at Octopus Investments. He graduated from NYU Stern Summa Cum Laude in Finance and Economics.
Founded at Entrepreneur First
Seed ($2.5 million)
Seed extension ($6 million)
Series A ($20 million) led by Octopus Ventures