Josh.ai Raises $11 Million In A Series A Funding Round

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  • It will use this capital to scale the team, increase its distribution network, and expand its hardware and software offerings with a focus on privacy
  • Other than advanced voice control, Josh.ai recently launched the 4.0 version of their iOS apps

Josh.ai which deals with smart home automation has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round. Till now, it has raised $22 million since it was founded in 2015. The company said that it will use this funding to scale the team, increase its distribution network, and expand its hardware and software offerings with a focus on privacy.

The Josh.ai software features a custom natural language processing engine. It can handle multiple requests in one command, deep-linking with AV distribution, room, and contextual awareness. It has installed home automation platform with integrations like smart lighting, shades, music, Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), AV, security, appliances.

4.0 version of their iOS apps

Other than advanced voice control, Josh.ai recently launched the 4.0 version of their iOS apps. This enables users to check cameras, see the state of devices, create scenes, and control everything with voice or a GUI from anywhere in the world.

The company CEO Alex Capecelatro said that the company believes that privacy is a basic human right, particularly when dealing with voice control technology in the most private spaces of a person’s life. He added that Josh.ai’s system allows clients to choose to store data locally for a period of time to assist in learning, or not to store commands at all. Any data collected will be used exclusively to make the user experience better and never used for targeted ads. He further commented that in contrast with most other voice assistants, Josh.ai does not gather and share data for marketing purposes, and never sells client data to third parties.

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