Investment Spotlight: Verbaly, Cohort 5

Introducing Verbaly, an AI speech coach designed to help you speak confidently.


Founder University is excited to announce our investment in Verbaly.

Verbaly is an AI speech coach designed to help you speak confidently.

We first met the co-founders, Bill and Raj during Cohort 5. They had just come up with the idea to start Verbaly on Week 1 of the program.

We were impressed by the team’s ability to prioritize talking to potential customers even before they built an MVP.

In week 10 of the program, we invested $25k based on their progress from launching their v1 product and growing organically from 0-600 users.

Screenshot from their weekly update during the Founder University Program

How It Works:

  1. Record yourself practicing a speech directly in Verbaly or upload an mp3 from a meeting or conversation.
  2. Verbaly analyzes your communication. You can ask questions like “How was I perceived in this speech?”
  3. Then it tracks your filler words, pacing, word choice, and tone.
  4. Verbaly measures your improvement over time in each category.

If you’re looking to speak with confidence, try it for free at

Learn more about our other investments from Cohort 5: Podcast AI, Coffee Clozers. More coming soon!

If you’re a builder founder and want to join founder university, apply here! We review applications on a rolling basis.

Presh Dineshkumar

Chief of Staff at LAUNCH

Presh has worked at LAUNCH for the past 5 years and held a variety of positions at the firm. He started off on the media side working on growth & marketing for This Week In Startups and LAUNCH Festival, then transitioned to the investment team working on the LAUNCH Accelerator. Now Presh is focused on running the Founder University’s 12-week program and Founder University Podcast.

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