- Chef Robotics is a robotics and artificial intelligence company serving the food industry.
- San Francisco-based Chef Robotics raises a combined $7.7 million pre-seed and seed round.
- Investors include Kleiner Perkins, Promus Ventures, Construct, Bloomberg Beta, BOLD Capital Partners, etc.
San Francisco-based Chef Robotics today announced that it has raised a combined $7.7 million pre-seed and seed round. The fundraising will help automate certain aspects of food preparation. The list of investors is pretty long on this one (with seed and pre-seed rolled up into one). Kleiner Perkins, Promus Ventures, Construct, Bloomberg Beta, BOLD Capital Partners were some of the investors. Red and Blue Ventures, Gaingels, Schox VC, Stewart Alsop, and Tau Ventures also participated.
The global pandemic has had a profound impact on virtually every sector of the workforce. When it comes to future automation, food prep isn’t quite at the top of the list. That distinction likely goes to warehouse fulfillment, for the time being. But, it’s certainly up there. And the events of 2020 and beyond have left many kitchens looking for alternative sources of labor.
Chef Robotics is a robotics and artificial intelligence company:
Chef is made to mimic the adaptability of individuals, making it possible for prospects to deal with thousands of diverse varieties of foodstuff making use of minimum hardware alterations. It does this utilizing synthetic intelligence that can discover how to tackle much more and a lot more components more than time and that also improves. This enables shoppers to do points like modify their menu often.
Moreover, Chef’s modular architecture lets buyers swiftly scale up just as they would be employing more staff members. The product team includes ex-employees of Cruise, Google, Verb Surgical, Zoox, and Stratos. Chef’s team isn’t quite ready to show off its robot just yet not entirely unusual for a robotics company still in the early stages.
What it has outlined, thus far, is a robotics and vision system destined to increase production volume and enhance consistency, while removing some food waste from the process. Fast-casual restaurants appear to be a key focus for this sort of tech.