Amazon fund invests in Kirkland data-science firm

A fund set up by to advance technology related to its voice-powered artificial intelligence ecosystem participated in a $1.1 million investment round into DefinedCrowd, a Kirkland data-science company. The seed round also included Sony Innovation Fund and Portugal Ventures. DefinedCrowd works on a platform that combines crowdsourcing and machine learning capabilities for enterprise data. It was founded in 2015. It’s the latest investment by the so-called Alexa Fund, which Amazon established in order to help developers make Alexa, the voice-powered digital assistant that inhabits the Echo speaker and other devices, more useful. Last month the fund was part of a big $35 million infusion into ecobee, a Toronto-based maker of smart thermostats. Most Read Stories Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks. Amazon Alexa vice president Steve Rabuchin said…

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