Chowbotics is a tech startup developing robots for the food-service industry. The company provides nutritious food anytime, anywhere with the power of robotics.
Chowbotics uses robots to solve several problems in food service including compromised cleanliness and inefficiency. It is targeting cafeterias, restaurants and hotels.
Chowbotics was founded in 2014 by Deepak Sekar and is headquartered in Hayward, California.
Chowbotics' first robot, Sally, offers fully customizable salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls 24/7 for commercial venues such as offices, coworking spaces, health care facilities, senior living centers, and hotels.
Sally's proprietary technology dispenses measured quantities of more than 20 ingredients – refreshed daily – to create a ready-to-eat meal any time of day. The technology, with several patents pending, is also applicable to other cuisines, such as Mexican and Indian, and respective robots will follow.
Chowbotics is backed by Foundry Group, Techstars, Twilio, Uber, SendGrid and others. The company raised $11M from its most recent Series A-1 financing in Jun 2018. The round brings Chowbotic's total funding to $17.3M to date.