Paul Musselman, formerly of Intel Capital and IBM's corporate development team, takes the top role at the language learning start-up, which spun off from Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Speech, a language learning company, has appointed Paul Musselman, once of Intel Capital and IBM’s corporate development team, as its chief executive. The company also raised $3.4m.

Carnegie Speech uses speech recognition and artificial intelligence technologies licensed from Carnegie Mellon University. The company’s series A-2 financing raised $2.2m in 2009, with the company announcing a strategic partnership with the CIA’s quasi-corporate venturing unit In-Q-Tel at the same time.

The company raised $1.7m of a planned $1.8m round last year, according to a filing.

In 2007 the company raised $6.4m, according to three filings.

Musselman joined Intel Capital in 1997, according to his LinkedIn profile. He subsequently led IBM’s Europe, Middle East and Africa corporate development team. He is also a twelve year veteran of the US Army Special Forces.

The company’s series B round of funding was led by investment firm Golden Seeds and venture firms Osage…

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