Slator - Jargon Raises USD 1.8m Seed Round for Voice App Content Platform
At the beginning of March 2019, Seattle-based voice application content platform Jargon successfully raised USD 1.8m in seed funding. Ubiquity Ventures and Crosslink Capital led the funding round with iRobot, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, and others participating.
Built in Seattle - 50 Startups to Watch in 2019
While the nation’s attention has largely focused on the big five tech giants over the last year — Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook — we’ve been keeping an eye on the Seattle startup scene.
Voicebot AI - Alexa Accelerator Alumnus Jargon Lands $1.8 Million in New Funding – Founder Speaks with Voicebot
Jargon announced today that it has raised $1.8 million new funding led by Ubiquity Ventures and Crosslink Capital, with participation from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, and iRobot. The company says the new funding will be used to build out its Conversational Platform for Voice Applications. Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity Ventures has joined the board.
Geekwire - Amazon invests in Seattle startup Jargon, a voice application content platform for developers
Voice technology continues to proliferate. There are more than 66 million smart speaker units in the U.S., up from 36 million a year ago, and the voice recognition market is now worth $49 billion.
BBC - The Big Talk
Click looks at voice assistants - what's in the pipeline and how much potential is there left to tap? The team visits Amazon to look at their latest research, and Israel, where a start up claims its voice algorithms can detect illness in how you speak.
VUX World - All About Voice Content Management and Localisation
Separating content from code is a practice that not only makes it easier to manage your VUX in general, but also paves the way for internationalising your Alexa Skill or Google Assisntant Action for other countries.
CNET - Microsoft names finalists in its $4M Female Founders Competition
Microsoft's venture fund, M12, wants to bridge a funding gap in venture capital and dispel the misconception that few women are building enterprise tech companies.
Geekwire - Voice tech localization startup Jargon wins GeekWire-Ubiquity prize at Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator
It’s been a whirlwind past few months for the entrepreneurs behind Jargon, but Tuesday evening marked a high note after the Seattle startup won the first-ever Ubiquity-GeekWire Award at the Alexa Accelerator Demo Night.
Voicebot AI - Alexa Accelerator Interviews (Jargon, Helix AI, Presence AI)
Voicebot recently traveled to Seattle to meet with some of the company founders in the 2018 cohort of the Alexa Accelerator Powered by Techstars.
Geekwire - Alexa, can you understand me now? Seattle startup helps translate voice apps into other languages
The whole point of Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and other voice-activated assistants is being able to talk to them conversationally. So what happens if you need to engage in a language that isn’t English?
TechCrunch - Amazon’s newest Alexa Fund recipients are less consumer-focused
Amazon is today announcing the new batch of startups joining its Alexa Accelerator program, powered by Techstars.
VentureBeat - Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator introduces its second startup class
Amazon and Techstars today announced startups chosen to participate in the Alexa Accelerator, a 12-week program held in Seattle that is now in its second year.
Techstars - Announcing the 2018 Class of the Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Seattle
We are thrilled to announce the nine companies participating in the second Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars taking place this summer in Seattle, WA.