AI-powered video localization

Papercup enables voice-to-voice translation that captures the unique characteristics, emotion, and tone of a speaker across languages.



Partner since

March 2020
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Papercup is a market leader in the emerging multilingual voice translation space. Translation remains a fundamental impediment to broader global consumption of audio and video content. Voice dubbing and subtitles partially address this problem, however, these solutions lose the original uniqueness or character of the original audio content.


Papercup is building industry-leading machine learning algorithms to capture the uniqueness of one’s voice, including its tone/emotion, and output audio content in another language that sounds like the original speaker. 

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We had an incredible experience working with Papercup and were impressed they made such a big difference in only three weeks. Our team is so grateful for the wonderful improvements they made and their ability to get familiar with the product concept so quickly. It acted as a catalyst to take our company processes to the next level and get more eyes on our product.

Jenny Wilson
Vice President

Investment Highlight

Sands Capital first partnered with Papercup during a seed round in March 2020. Since then, we have provided technical advice to help the business develop a scalable product. We have also facilitated more than a dozen introductions to key decision-makers at some of the world’s largest media companies resulting in some of Papercup’s most successful commercial wins.

We also introduced the company to Fortune Magazine which resulted in the company being featured in a Fortune Brainstorm podcast. Sands Capital Partner Mike Graninger sits on the board of the company.

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