Audio news prover Umano raises $1M

by Curtis Lee Fulton

SoThree, makers of Audio news application Umano, says it’s raised “approximately” $1 million in seed funding. Birchmere Ventures and Digital Garage led the funding round. Early Facebook advisor Karl Jacob and several Google employees also contributed. SoThree says Umano currently has seven million listeners.

The startup plans to use the funding to quickly grow Umano’s offerings by expanding its voice talent team and provision more content.