Ecobee, an intelligent thermostat company, today announced the completion of C round financing. The company raised about 62 million dollars from investors including Amazon Alexa Fund (Amazon Alexa Fund).
Amazon has just bought an intelligent doorbell manufacturer Ring a week ago, which is said to be worth $1 billion. Later, Amazon announced the end product of Nest company Home Furnishing smart in the Amazon platform of Google's sales, although this is only in the Amazon store self stop selling Nest products, third party sellers can still be sold, but this has fully illustrates the relationship between it and Google have been strained to what extent.
Ecobee is well known for being good at working with other companies. The Hard Suits Inc is located in Toronto, Canada, and its intelligent thermostat can be compatible with the software and systems of Amazon, apple, IFTTT, Google and Samsung. In addition, it is also the Amazon platform and apple, best buy, such as home depot and Lowe's store sales of its equipment.
The main competitors for Ecobee are Nest and Honeywell (Honeywell), which are also developing and selling intelligent thermostat products.
Ecobee 4 is the latest smart thermostat product of the company, with a built-in Alexa assistant. The user only needs to open the mouth to indicate how the Ecobee 4 adjusts the temperature without the use of the remote control. The device also provides weather forecast, news broadcast, Uber car reservation and takeout order.
According to Stuart Lombard Lombard, founder and CEO of Ecobee:
Lombard said Ecobee plans to use the newly raised money to expand into different smart home areas. The company's upcoming Switch, a networked lighting controller, also has a Alexa assistant built in.
Lombard refused to disclose the name of other products that the company is developing.
The leading investor in Ecobee's C round financing is Energy Impact Partners, and it is also one of the investors of Ring. Earlier Ecobee investors and many public utilities were also involved in the C round of financing. This round of financing include the issuance of new shares to raise funds to the Energy Impact Partners partner Lindsay - ruggell joined the Ecobee board of directors.