The innovations in tech are getting a lot of money for making new things. One of the last is Chowbotics, who raised USD 11 million in a series A funding led by the Foundry Group and Techstars. Chowbotics is making salad-making robots, but now it looks to expand.
The plan is to extend the company’s selection of foodstuff beyond leafy greens, according to Techcrunch, and it is going fo creating grain bowls, breakfast bowls, poke bowls and yogurt bowls. Sally, the Salad Robot, is actually a kind of vending machine that puts different ingredients into the same bowl. It’s more complicated than it sounds, for example when you start mixing yogurt and berry pureer, which means that you must find different solutions for pouring different shapes and sizes.
According to the press release, the company will use the funds to add new senior roles.
“Warren Manzer, who was President of Foodservice at Clipper and Senior Vice President at Crown Brands, joined Chowbotics as Vice President of Foodservice Sales. Rory Bevins, who was Senior Vice President at La Bottega Americas and Global Vice President at Molton Brown, joined Chowbotics as Vice President of Hospitality. Lee Greer, who was Chief Marketing Officer at Jason’s Deli, joined Chowbotics as Vice President of its Off-Premise Kitchen Business Unit. Shelley Janes, who was Head of Partnerships at CarDash and CEO of SideDoor, joined Chowbotics as Director of Sales, responsible for the western region of the United States. Nolan Schachter, who was Director of Sales and Marketing at TeaBot, joined Chowbotics as Director of Sales, responsible for Canada,” says the press release.
The company also raised USD 5 million last year in a series A funding.
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