Active Acoustics specialists Silentium raises more than $20 million in the extended series D funding
Silentium is scaling up the development and roll-out of its Active Acoustics software solutions following new investment.
The company has extended its Series D round with another $20 million of funding. Silentium has raised $30 million as part of its Series D round, and approximately $63 million in total. The latest extended round was led by Menora Mivtachim and Meitav Dash, both Israeli institutional investors. Existing strategic investors, including global electronics leader Molex, also participated in this latest round.
Yoel Naor, CEO of Silentium, commented: “We welcome new partners that share the same passion for acoustics and see the value in enhancing privacy and wellbeing through personal sound spaces. With this new investment, we will scale up the development and roll out of our Active Acoustics software solutions for vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers – especially as NVH requirements evolve in the new era of electric and autonomous mobility.”
Silentium creates personal in-car sound environments by reducing, cancelling or enhancing any sound inside all types of vehicle. Since its recent launch into automotive, Silentium has been working on several global vehicle production programmes for low cost, flexible Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) software integration – offering full support from planning to production stages. Already available in new cars from Jaguar and Land Rover, the broad-band ARNC technology works across an unprecedented spectrum of frequencies (20Hz up to 1kHz).
As people become more aware of in-vehicle sounds in the new era of electric and autonomous mobility, Silentium is working with vehicle manufacturers to shape the future of personal wanted sound as well as noise reduction. By adopting Silentium technology, vehicle manufacturers can also save development costs and reduce vehicle weight – an important factor in enhancing electric vehicle range.
With 50 employees and headquarters just outside Tel Aviv, Silentium has satellite offices around the world with sound engineers embedded within various global vehicle manufacturers. Boasting the largest R&D team in the field of Active Acoustics, Silentium expects to double its headcount within the next 12 months.