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Founded Year

2014

Stage

Dead | Dead

Total Raised

$38.73M

About Chowbotics

On July 8th 2022, Chowbotics ceased operations. Chowbotics is a company that is building robots to help with food prep. Chowbotics' robots can dispense and dish out food, negating the need for humans. The company's first product is Sally, a salad robot capable of serving up measured quantities of more than 20 different ingredients. Chowbotics was formerly known as Casabots and rebranded in March 2017. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Hayward, California. On February 8th, 2021, Chowbotics was acquired by DoorDash. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

1502 Crocker Avenue

Hayward, California, 94544,

United States

650-804-8415

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Research containing Chowbotics

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Chowbotics in 4 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on May 25, 2022.

Expert Collections containing Chowbotics

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Chowbotics is included in 6 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.

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Restaurant Tech

1,281 items

Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, cloud kitchens, and more. On-demand food delivery services are excluded from this collection.

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Robotics

1,974 items

This collection includes startups developing autonomous ground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, and underwater drones, among other robotic systems. This collection also includes companies developing operating systems and vision modules for robots.

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Grocery Retail Tech

648 items

Startups providing B2B solutions to grocery businesses to improve their store and omni-channel performance. Includes customer analytics platforms, in-store robots, predictive inventory management systems, online enablement for grocers and consumables retailers, and more.

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Smart Cities

2,447 items

Smart building tech covers energy management/HVAC tech, occupancy/security tech, connectivity/IoT tech, construction materials, robotics use in buildings, and the metaverse/virtual buildings.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

226 items

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Store tech (In-store retail tech)

194 items

Chowbotics Patents

Chowbotics has filed 4 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Cooking appliances
  • Cooking techniques
  • Cooking vessels
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

4/4/2018

3/29/2022

Cooking appliances, Cookware and bakeware, Food paste, Cooking techniques, Cooking vessels

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Application Date

4/4/2018

Grant Date

3/29/2022

Title

Related Topics

Cooking appliances, Cookware and bakeware, Food paste, Cooking techniques, Cooking vessels

Status

Grant

Latest Chowbotics News

So Long, Sally! DoorDash Shutters Chowbotics

Jul 14, 2022

DoorDash Shutters Chowbotics After acquiring the robotic salad vending machine business last year, DoorDash is discontinuing Chowbotics and Sally the Robot. Created by Chowbotics, Sally the Robot offered thousands of custom meal and snack options. DoorDash has made the decision to discontinue Chowbotics, the robotic salad vending machine business it acquired last year According to a statement on the Chowbotics’ website , “DoorDash has made the decision to cease operations of the Chowbotics business."   “We have decided to cease operation of the Chowbotics business, effective August 3, 2022,” a DoorDash spokesperson told HT. “At DoorDash, we create an environment to build new products and set high standards to determine when to scale, continue, or cut back investments. We're always looking for new ways to serve our merchants, exceed consumers' increasingly higher expectations, and complement our logistics infrastructure.” This doesn’t mean DoorDash is abandoning the robotics space. “We remain committed to the robotics space,” the DoorDash spokesperson told HT. “We're iterating on this particular product and use case as part of our regular innovation process.”

Chowbotics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Chowbotics founded?

    Chowbotics was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Chowbotics's headquarters?

    Chowbotics's headquarters is located at 1502 Crocker Avenue, Hayward.

  • What is Chowbotics's latest funding round?

    Chowbotics's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did Chowbotics raise?

    Chowbotics raised a total of $38.73M.

  • Who are the investors of Chowbotics?

    Investors of Chowbotics include DoorDash, Techstars Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, Geekdom Fund, Foundry and 7 more.

  • Who are Chowbotics's competitors?

    Competitors of Chowbotics include Miso Robotics and 4 more.

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Miso Robotics

Miso Robotics provides an autonomous robotic kitchen assistant. It manufactures foods using intelligent automation solutions. Its flagship product Flippy 2 provides robotics and intelligent automation to the restaurant industry. Miso Robotics was formerly known as SuperVolcano. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Pasadena, California.

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Beyond Honeycomb

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Nala Robotics

Nala Robotics is developing a fully automated restaurant experience using technology and menus from around the world to create a one-stop eatery.

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Chef Robotics offers modular hardware and reprogrammable software for intelligent food automation. It uses robotics that enables restaurants to manage peak hours during lunch and dinner and prevent human errors during the preparation of food. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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TechMagic

TechMagic develops cooking robots and process automation robots for the food service industry. It manufactures robots that automate processes in restaurant kitchens that aim to reduce labor and ingredient costs. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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