Rachio Receives Investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund

rachio-logoRachio, a Denver, CO-based software and hardware company focused on improving the water efficiency of homes, received an investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The $100m Alexa Fund is dedicated to supporting developers, manufacturers, and startups of all sizes who are passionate about creating new experiences designed around the human voice.

Led by Chris Klein, CEO, Rachio makes an intelligent sprinkler controller that allows customers to water smartly for better results and lower costs by monitoring weather conditions automatically, adapting to the specifics of a user’s yard, and providing control and dashboard options through a smartphone app.

The company will use the Alexa Skills Kit to build new skills for Alexa, enabling customers to ask Alexa to provide schedule updates, list the most recent watering events, and initiate watering in a particular pre-set zone—all by voice.



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