• Amazon has invested in its first restaurant operations startup, and it could reveal the future of Alexa

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced on Wednesday that it has invested in SevenRooms - a hospitality startup that specializes in restaurant software - via its Alexa Fund.
    According to SevenRooms founder and CEO Joel Montaniel, integrating Alexa technology into the company's platform will allow it to both let customers make reservations and enable waitstaff to ask for help in the dining room.
    It's another use case for Alexa as Amazon looks for new avenues to apply its voice-assistant technology outside of the home.
    Amazon is making investments to get Alexa out of the home.
    Through its Alexa Fund, Amazon has...
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  • Amazon Alexa Fund Makes Its First Investment in Restaurant Tech With SevenRooms

    Amazon Alexa Fund Makes Its First Investment in Restaurant Tech With SevenRooms

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    The Amazon Alexa Fund is making a significant investment in hospitality management platform SevenRooms in order to bring in-service, voice-enabled tech to restaurants for the first time.
    SevenRooms offers front-of-house software technology for managing seating, reservations, and loyalty programs for high-end restaurants and hotels across the country, including Virgin Hotels, The Standard Hotel group, and The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. A key selling point for SevenRooms has been using data analytics to not only remember important customer data and preferences, but to plan and predict...
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