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Cockatoo is an independent research lab based in the United States. Our goal is to put the power of the latest advances in speech recognition into the hands of people around the world.

We are a small self-funded team focused on design, infrastructure, and AI. We are headquartered primarily in Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California and have remote distributed team of less than 10 full-time staff and an incredible set of advisors.



Zac Winzurk - Co-Founder

Previously: Machine Learning Engineer at American Express


Pierce Demarreau - Co-Founder

Previously: Officer at U.S. Navy, Product Manager at Google



We're a small, self-funded, fully-distributed team and we're actively hiring! If you’re a builder, come help us scale, explore, and build AI infrastructure focused on unlocking the power of audio. If you're sure you can help, but don't see a position that fits, email us at We look forward to hearing from you.



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