It looks like Amazon is upping the smart-home ante.
As reported by Fast Company, California-based company Plant Prefab announced a series A funding infusion of $6.7 million yesterday from Obvious Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund, the latter of which is Jeff Bezos' venture capital arm. The Amazon Alexa Fund invests in companies which “fuel voice technology innovation.”
“We will work with Amazon to integrate Alexa and other smart home technology they have into our standard home platforms,” Steve Glenn, CEO of Plant Prefab, told Fast Company in an email. “We’ll be working with them to create better integrated Alexa and other smart home technology solutions to help improve the quality of life and utility of people who live in the homes we build.”
Towards that end, the public may soon get a glimpse of what it's like when voice-control system Alexa is omnipresent.
Plant Prefab has been in operation since 2016 and installed 26 homes in Utah and California over the past few months.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new-article/14495.
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