Alexa Fund

Alexa Fund

Alexa Fund

FinSMEs

DefinedCrowd Raises US $50.5M in Series B Funding

$50,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch

AI is more data-hungry than ever, and DefinedCrowd raises $50M B round to feed it

VentureBeat , GeekWire , Bloomberg Technology

DefinedCrowd raises $50.5 million for AI data set curation

Android Police

Ecobee launches Haven security subscription alongside Alexa SmartCamera

BetaKit

Ecobee lays off 10% of staff, cancels new product line in COVID-19 market

Android Police

The Ecobee Switch+ smart light switch with Alexa drops to $40 (50% off)

IoT Business News

IoT News - Sequans Monarch SiP Selected by Invoxia for New IoT Tracker

Android Police

Ecobee launches eco+ to help you further reduce your energy bill

The Verge , VentureBeat

Ecobee adds more smarts to its connected thermostats

Android Police

Today only: pick up an Ecobee thermostat at Best Buy and get a free Switch+ ($80 value)

FinSMEs

Facebook Acquires CTRL-labs

AlleyWatch

CTRL-labs Acquired by Facebook

Acquisition
ZDNet , CNET , SiliconBeat

Myo resurrected? Facebook acquires CTRL-labs in device gesture-control research push

VentureBeat , GeekWire , The Verge , +3

Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts

VentureBeat

Ctrl-labs acquires Myo armband patents from North, joins OpenXR working group

TechCrunch

CTRL-labs scoops up Myo armband tech from North

Robotics
The Verge

Ecobee’s new SmartThermostat is faster, sleeker, and a better Alexa speaker

Android Police

Ecobee's first smart home camera allegedly leaks in photos

$28,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
VentureBeat

Ctrl-labs raises $28 million from GV and Alexa Fund for neural interfaces

TechCrunch

CTRL-labs’ first dev kit is a gesture-tracking neural controller