A Techstars Austin Startup: Chowbotics Lands $5 Million in Funding

Chowbotics, which participated in the Austin Techstars 2016 cohort, just announced it has received $5 million in funding.

The company, which is now based in San Diego, received its Series A funding from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures and the Geekdom Fund.

It also changed its name from Casabots to Chowbotics.

“The use of robotics in food service is an exciting new area. We believe Chowbotics is the number one company in this emerging space and are thrilled to invest in its growth,” Jason Mendelson of The Foundry Group, said in a news release.

Chowbotics makes a robot, Sally, that prepares fully-customized, fresh salads. The robot’s technology, with patents pending, can also make other types of dishes for Mexican and Indian food.

David Cohen, Founder and co-CEO of Techstars and Mendelson will join Chowbotics’ Board of Directors.

Deepak Sekar, Ph.D., an inventor with more than 100 issued patents, to founded Chowbotics to make food preparation fun by automating tedious, repetitive tasks with robotics.

Chowbotics previously raised $1.3 million in seed funding from the Central Texas Angel Network, Techstars Ventures, Galvanize Ventures, Geekdom Fund, v1 and an owner of 15 McDonald’s restaurants.

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