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The Alexa Fund provides up to $200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation. Whether that’s creating new Alexa capabilities with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), building devices that use Alexa for new and novel voice experiences using the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), inventing core voice-enabling technology, or developing a product or service that can expand the boundaries of voice technology, we’d love to talk to you.
Created in partnership between the Alexa Fund and Techstars and hosted in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars gives early-stage startups the support they need to grow their network, gain traction, incorporate Alexa, and engage with investors. Participants will have access to a broad network of mentors from across both Amazon and Techstars networks, all of whom devote their time to helping participants take their businesses to the next level.
We're looking to invest and work closely with early stage companies that are moving the voice and assistance ecosystem forward. If your company is developing technologies that broaden the Assistant’s set of features, building new hardware devices for digital assistants, or focusing on a particular industry such as travel, games, or hospitality, we'd like to hear from you.
VoicePunch is a hub for founders who are enabling the next wave of voice technologies to connect with peers and investment partners. We invest in bringing together the voice tech community and support founders with capital, strategy, and access to networks.