Robotic salad-maker Chowbotics gains additional funding, adds executives
Chowbotics recently received $11 million in Series A-1 funding led by Foundry Group and Techstars, with Geekdom Fund, v1, and the Central Texas Angel Network participating, according to a press release. The robotic salad-maker manufacturer has also named several new executives to its team.
"Chowbotics has released the first commercially available robotic food equipment in the industry," Jason Mendelson, partner and managing director of the Foundry Group, said in the press release. "We consider them the top company in the emerging space of robotic food equipment."
Chowbotics plans to use the additional funding to extend the Sally platform beyond salads. Grain bowls, breakfast bowls, poke bowls, acai bowls, and yogurt bowls are in development and soon will be added to the platform.
Chowbotics is also ramping up its sales and operations teams with the additional funding:
- 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-premises 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.