• Amazon's Alexa Fund Makes Its First Investment in a Prefab Homebuilder, Hoping to Make Alexa the Voice of Smart, Futuristic Homes

    21 days ago - By Fortune

    Amazon has its fingers in many markets, and now we can add homebuilding to the list. On Tuesday, the ecommerce giant made its first-ever investment in a homebuilder through its Alexa Fund.
    Amazon's Alexa Fund , a $100 million fund investing in voice-activated technologies, was a marquee investor in a $6.7 million Series A funding round for Plant Prefab, a maker of prefabricated homes. Obvious Ventures , a VC firm founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, also participated in the round.
    Plant Prefab manufactures single and multifamily homes using sustainable materials. The company pitches...
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  • Amazon's Alexa Fund Makes Its First Investment in a Prefab Homebuilder, Hoping to Make Alexa the Voice of Smart, Futuristic Homes

    21 days ago - By Fortune

    Amazon has its fingers in many markets, and now we can add homebuilding to the list. On Tuesday, the ecommerce giant made its first-ever investment in a homebuilder through its Alexa Fund.
    Amazon's Alexa Fund , a $100 million fund investing in voice-activated technologies, was a marquee investor in a $6.7 million Series A funding round for Plant Prefab, a maker of prefabricated homes. Obvious Ventures , a VC firm founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, also participated in the round.
    Plant Prefab manufactures single and multifamily homes using sustainable materials. The company pitches...
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  • Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa

    Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon 's Alexa Fund has invested in Plant Prefab, a startup that creates and builds prefabricated homes.
    The Alexa Fund is contributing to a $6.7 million round of funding for the company.
    The move is the latest that Amazon has taken to cement Alexa's place in the home.
    Amazon is doubling down on the home.
    The company's Alexa Fund, which it usually uses to fund voice-technology ventures, has invested in prefabricated housing startup Plant Prefab, the startup announced on Tuesday. Plant Prefab focuses on building new, prefabricated, single- and multi-family homes using sustainable...
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  • Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa

    Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon 's Alexa Fund has invested in Plant Prefab, a startup that creates and builds prefabricated homes.
    The Alexa Fund is contributing to a $6.7 million round of funding for the company.
    The move is the latest that Amazon has taken to cement Alexa's place in the home.
    Amazon is doubling down on the home.
    The company's Alexa Fund, which it usually uses to fund voice-technology ventures, has invested in prefabricated housing startup Plant Prefab, the startup announced on Tuesday. Plant Prefab focuses on building new, prefabricated, single- and multi-family homes using sustainable...
    Read more ...