Will Mayo is a loud and passionate voice for sound and storytelling. He’s a founder and strategic architect who launched SpokenLayer.com in 2012 after seeing the opportunity in personalized and short form audio. The problem was a deeply personal one - as a dyslexic, he needed to listen not read. SpokenLayer has since grown to a global, profitable, and industry leading company that helped Google, Amazon, and others launch their smart speakers. He has raised over $10M in venture capital and participated in multiple top tier accelerators in NYC and SF. Will has worked at Intel, Apple, and Goldman Sachs and advised a number of startups. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and also focused on Product Design and Ergonomics at Lehigh University. Besides his obsessions with technology and EV’s, you may find Will rowing in Austin, teaching yoga, performing as a choral singer, or attempting to build his own furniture.