Anurag Srivastava joins as General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, to support new phase of growth and bring Pindrop’s unique voice technology to region
Singapore – September 6, 2022 – Pindrop, a global technology leader offering security, identity, and intelligence for every voice, today announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region, with entry into Singapore as its first move.
Pindrop helps its customers enable people to use their voice to seamlessly connect to, enter and unlock new experiences while helping safeguard their privacy. With its existing customer base comprising of some of the largest banks, insurance, telecommunications and retail companies in the United States and Europe, Pindrop will bring its expertise and unique offering to help companies in APAC to take better advantage of voice analysis.
As part of its growth, Pindrop has hired Anurag Srivastava as General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, to oversee the business, strategy, sales and customer success for Pindrop’s customers in the region. Srivastava brings with him over 20 years of experience across SaaS, products and consulting multinational corporations in Southeast Asia, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East on their digital, process transformation and automation initiatives.
“60% of the world’s population is in the Asia Pacific region and the world is heading towards a voice economy in the way people interact with each other and devices,” says Anurag Srivastava, GM – Asia Pacific and Japan at Pindrop. “Pindrop is already leading the charge when it comes to securing voice interactions for customers across the US and Europe. I’m so excited to be able to offer the same world-class technology to customers in APAC looking to more seamlessly detect fraud, efficiently deliver authentication and ensure top quality customer experience on all voice interactions.”
Following Srivastava’s hire, Pindrop intends to increase its regional team in Singapore alongside further expansion into Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia for 2023. To enable this growth, the company will be leveraging its relationships with its existing partners, AWS and Google Cloud, as well as exploring new partnerships with ISVs and resellers in the region.
The expansion of Pindrop into the Asia-Pacific region is being supported by EDBI, a Singapore-based global investor in select high growth technology sectors and other strategic industries that shape the future economic pillars of Singapore.“The next phase for Pindrop is not only about helping our existing customers to realise new potential when it comes to voice interactions, but with Anurag at the helm in Singapore, to also ensure we’re reaching for new heights, enabling success for new customers and keeping a continued focus on creating a safer digital world for us all,” says Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO and co-founder of Pindrop.
He continues: “The APAC region brings an exciting new opportunity and historic moment for Pindrop, and with support from EDBI, we’ve been blessed to see first-hand how their network has already enabled us to have conversations with potential customers in the region. More than that, the EDBI team brings great value to our partnership by offering strategic counsel. Together we are excited to continue to deliver on Pindrop’s mission to help organisations across the globe to open new worlds and unlock the power of human voice.”
In an increasingly digital world, Pindrop helps companies let people use their voice to seamlessly connect to, enter and unlock new experiences while helping safeguard their privacy. Using its patented voice authentication technology, Pindrop is leading the way to the future of voice by establishing the standard for identity, security, and intelligence for voice interactions. Working with some of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, and retailers, Pindrop helps organisations enable customers to quickly, conveniently, and securely connect to the information and resources they need. Its voice authentication technology analyses features within the human voice and surrounding audio that helps its customers to detect fraud and deliver exceptional customer experiences in call centres, when obtaining information from smart devices, and even when activating cars. A privately held company, Pindrop is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, CapitalG, GV, IVP, and Vitruvian Partners. Visit pindrop.com for more information.