VoiceBrew is a digital media company focused on the voice space. Our mission is simple: to help people get more out of Alexa and Google Assistant.
We send subscribers a free email newsletter with one actually awesome use for Alexa and one for Google Assistant. We also publish comprehensive how-to guides on our website.
VoiceBrew was founded on January 1, 2019.
Why I started VoiceBrew
In late 2018, I started poking around the voice space.
I had recently purchased an Amazon Echo smart speaker and started playing around with Alexa. I was intrigued. It’s not hard to imagine a future in which people talk to their devices — after all, conversation is the most natural way we communicate. Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung, Facebook and Microsoft were all jockeying in the space. I had seen some pretty impressive statistics. To name a few:
- Almost 60 million Americans (roughly 1 in 4 adults) had access to a home smart speaker as of September… and that was before Amazon’s Echo Dot sold out globally over Black Friday weekend with burst sales of 1,000 units per second
- Amazon has over 10,000 people working on Alexa, up 100% versus one year ago (and job openings to hire over 2,200 more!)
- Voice interfaces are one of the fastest adopted technologies in history
I believe that voice interaction with technology has the potential to become as important as web and mobile.
To paraphrase Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri, every ten years the way people interact with technology changes. In the 80s, desktop computers were introduced; in the 90s it was the web browser; the 00s brought us smartphones and mobile apps. As we pass the tenth anniversary of the App Store, I believe voice will be the next paradigm.
There is one big problem with virtual assistants.
Most people aren’t exactly sure what to do with them. I want to help change that.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey!
P.S. A little more about me:
Up until early 2018, I was Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy at a global alternative investment firm where I spent eight years. As a member of the firm’s Operating Committee for five years, I helped evaluate a wide range of business initiatives and managed the firm’s investor communications and public relations activities. Prior to that, I worked as an analyst at an investment bank. I graduated from Harvard College in 2009.
If you want to contact me:
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.