audvice unlocks the power of voice messages for companies to share information more effectively across their teams, partners or customers. Founded in 2018 by Sophie Bolzer, audvice's app makes it easy to record voice messages, structure them into playlists and share them in audvice or on other platforms.

The startup first received international attention after winning the Red Bull Basement Finals in 2019 and is backed by investors such as Cusp Capital, CapitalT & TinyVC. Especially in times of flexible working, audvice enables companies to create context and closeness through the power of voice.

audvice was founded

Sophie Bolzer founded audvice. The initial idea: making it really easy for students to record, share and listen to study material to learn smarter and make most of their time.

Product Launch

The first product was launched. audvice partnered up with university lectures who started using the app for blended & flipped learning in class. In December audvice won the Red Bull Basement finals in Toronto and first received international attention. Soon companies followed and wanted to adopt the software solution for internal communication and learning purposes.

From students to companies

The rapid development of the first corporate clients, among the Fortune500 companies made audvice pivot from a student app to a B2B SaaS solution with a sustainable business model.


Active usage and customer feedback allowed the company to speed up product development and tailor it to business needs. The steadily growing audio-boom was even more fueled by the pandemic and increased the demand for the product. In October audvice secured funding by European venture capitalists responsible for investments in companies, such as Zalando, Delivery Hero or Klarna to further expand the team and enhance product development.

Relaunch as self-service solution

audvice will be relaunched early 2022 to make it available as a self-service solution that allows any team to easily share information more effectively with voice.

Sophie Bolzer



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