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Series B | Alive

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Last Raised

$13M | 2 yrs ago

About Creator

Creator develops and deploys burger-making robots. It allows restaurants to make made-to-order burgers in an automated process, including grinding, slicing, onions, pickles, and assembly of the burger. The company was formerly known as Momentum Machines. It was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

977 Howard Street

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States



ESPs containing Creator

The ESP matrix leverages data and analyst insight to identify and rank leading companies in a given technology landscape.

Consumer & Retail / Food & Grocery Tech

The robotic food prep market offers robots that automate food preparation. The market includes various vendors offering different solutions, such as fully autonomous robotic fast-food stores, unmanned robot baristas, and automation solutions for all kitchen tasks. While some of these solutions fit into existing kitchens, others are self-contained food-making machines. Robotics technology can provi…

Creator named as Challenger among 14 other companies, including Miso Robotics, Picnic, and Connected Robotics.


Research containing Creator

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Creator in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Dec 8, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Creator

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

Creator is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.


Restaurant Tech

1,285 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.



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.


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.


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.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

226 items

Creator Patents

Creator has filed 58 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • culinary terminology
  • food preparation appliances
  • cooking utensils
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Latest Creator News

Marc Thorpe, ‘Star Wars’ VFX Artist and ‘Robot Wars’ Creator, Dies at 77

Nov 29, 2023

Share on Social Media Marc Thorpe, the visual effects artist who created the hit television series “Robot Wars” in which customized radio-controlled robots fight in metal arenas, has died. Thorpe was 77. Thorpe died on Friday at a hospice facility in Alamo, California, according to his daughter Megan Feffer . Thorpe’s death resulted from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Doctors first diagnosed Thorpe with the progressive nervous system disorder in 1993. “But if there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that my dad would want to be remembered – and not for his Parkinson’s Disease. He would want to be remembered for his art,” Megan Feffer wrote on Facebook . She added: “From being a model maker at ILM on ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ to his creation of ‘Robot Wars,’ he made many, many beautiful, weird, detailed and strange things.” Read Next In 1979, Thorpe started working at Industrial Light and Magic/Lucasfilm as a model maker and animatronic designer. He helped make visual effects for the “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back,” released in 1980. Thorpe worked on visual effects for several other popular movies including “Return of the Jedi” (1983); the original Indiana Jones trilogy like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981); as well as “Dragonslayer” (1981), “Poltergeist” (1982), “Explorers” (1985), “Howard the Duck” (1986), and “The Hunt for Red October” (1990). Thorpe conceived “Robot Wars” – a revolutionary televised combat event featuring weaponized remote control robots designed by mechanics and engineers competing in mechanical gladiator fights to the metallic death in caged arenas. He initially came up with the idea in 1993 while working at LucasToys. “Starting in late 1992, I began to create images of fighting machines that would give people a sense of what thisa was all about and to generate some excitement,” Thorpe wrote on his website . “I didn’t bother trying to make my robots operational — I just wanted to make them look cool and have the illusion of working elements.” Read Next Marc Thorpe was born on Nov. 9, 1946 in San Francisco and grew up in nearby San Leandro. He went to Cal State Hayward University, then later earned a Master’s degree in art from UC Davis in 1971. There he studied under artist William T. Wiley. Thorpe is survived by his daughter Megan, as well as his grandchildren Evelyn and Elliott. The Hollywood Reporter fiorst reported the news. Subscribe to Breaking News.

Creator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Creator founded?

    Creator was founded in 2012.

  • Where is Creator's headquarters?

    Creator's headquarters is located at 977 Howard Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Creator's latest funding round?

    Creator's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Creator raise?

    Creator raised a total of $32.51M.

  • Who are the investors of Creator?

    Investors of Creator include LDV Partners, Cultivas, Paycheck Protection Program, Khosla Ventures, Root Ventures and 6 more.

  • Who are Creator's competitors?

    Competitors of Creator include Miso Robotics and 6 more.


Compare Creator to Competitors

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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Nala Robotics

Nala Robotics is an AI technology company focused on the culinary industry. The company offers fully automated robotic kitchen solutions, including multi-cuisine chefs and dishwashing solutions, that use machine learning to automate and modernize restaurant kitchens. Nala Robotics primarily serves the restaurant industry. It is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois.


Picnic develops an automated pizza preparation station. The pizza station requires one employee and can deliver precise applications of sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and three additional granular toppings. It was formerly known as Vivid Robotics. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Euphotic Labs

Euphotic Labs is an autonomous cooking robot. It allows users to load ingredients, and prepare food automatically. Its products include Nosh which is a home cooking robot that cooks a range of dishes such as curries, sauteed vegetables, pulao, pasta, and sweets. It uses artificial intelligence to ensure food consistency and taste. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Bangalore, India.


Aniai is a food service robotics developer. It develops artificial intelligence-powered robots that grill burger patties or dispense sauce in restaurants, as well as a cloud system for kitchen operations and food quality control. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Dexai Robotics

Dexai Robotics focuses on revolutionizing the food industry through automation technology. The company's main product is a collaborative robot, Alfred, which is designed to autonomously prepare recipes in commercial kitchens, offering an affordable, fast, and accurate solution. Dexai primarily serves the food industry, aiming to improve the lives of kitchen staff and enhance culinary experiences for customers. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Somerville, Massachusetts.


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