My cofounder John and I founded Sonantic in December 2018 after becoming good friends at Entrepreneur First. We both had a decade of speech experience each and a deep interest in speech technology. John was technical, having specialised in speech research. He also came from the world of film, where he worked in the editing pipeline of Hollywood blockbusters like the Harry Potter series, The Dark Knight, and Bohemian Rhapsody. I was more business savvy, having spent the previous 6 years in sales at tech startups. I also had a background in teaching speech and language therapy to children with Autism which gave me a different perspective of speech expertise.