Alexa Fund

Alexa Fund

The Alexa Fund is a fund from Amazon that provides up to $100 million in venture capital funding to fund voice technology innovation for developers, device-makers, and companies.

The Alexa Fund is a fund from Amazon that provides up to $100 million in venture capital funding to fund voice technology innovation for developers, device-makers, and companies. The firm was founded in 2015 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

The firm is primarily interested in providing for convertible note, early-stage and late-stage ventures, as well as seed opportunities. The firm invests in artificial intelligence, frontier tech, robotics, internet of things, enterprise, healthcare and other sectors.

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November 2017

In November 2017 Amazon announced up to an additional $100M in venture capital for the Alexa Fund targeted at international investment opportunities.

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Drivetime (company)
Speech recognition
San Francisco
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Megan Hernbroth
November 30, 2019
Business Insider
Amazon's Alexa Fund has invested in more than 70 companies since its inception, according to fund director Paul Bernard.
Ingrid Lunden
September 9, 2019
TechCrunch
Fully autonomous cars may (or may not) be just around the corner, but in the meantime, a startup that's building in-car apps to help human drivers pass the time when behind the wheel has raised a round of funding. Drivetime -- which makes voice-based trivia quizzes, games and interactive stories that people can play while [...]
Ingrid Lunden
September 9, 2019
TechCrunch
Fully autonomous cars may (or may not) be just around the corner, but in the meantime, a startup that's building in-car apps to help human drivers pass the time when behind the wheel has raised a round of funding. Drivetime -- which makes voice-based trivia quizzes, games and interactive stories that people can play while [...]

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