Founded in 2012, Mobvoi is an AI company that developed Chinese voice recognition, natural language processing, and vertical search technology in-house. It was co-founded by Zhifei Li and Yuanyuan Li. To date, Mobvoi has raised 6 rounds of funding, led by firms including SIG, Sequoia Capital, Zhenfund, Google and Volkswagen.
Zhifei Li is the founder and chief executive officer of Chumen Wenwen, an information enquiry voice application for individuals traveling outside China. Prior to that, he was a machine translation researcher at Google and a main producer at Google Telephone Offline Translation System. Li obtained a doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.