Speech-recognition platform Wit.AI raises a $3M seed round

Wit.AI, a startup building an API platform for speech recognition, has raised a $3 million seed round, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Ignition Partners, NEA, A-Grade, SVAngel, Eric Hahn, Alven Capital, and TenOneTen also contributed. We covered Wit.AI in May, detailing its plans to build a machine-learning-powered API service that developers can use to bring voice commands to their applications or connected devices.  We will, of course, be talking all about the devices that could benefit from such a platform at our Structure Connect conference next week in San Francisco.