ObEN is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that creates complete virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.



Pasadena, CA

Year founded


Company type

Privately Held

Company size

11-50 employees


Speech Technologies, Machine Learning, Consumer Internet, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Deep Neural Network, and Computer Vision

oben is also backed by K11 Art Foundation, Fengshion Capital, SBCVC, Tencent Holdings, CrestValue Capital