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Series A | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$6.5M | 2 yrs ago

About PathSpot

PathSpot has built a device that can scan restaurant employees' hands and detect the pathogens that can cause food-borne illness. If an employee fails the scan, they're asked to wash their hands and then try again. And the scan itself should only take two seconds.

PathSpot Headquarters Location

303 Spring Street

New York, New York, 10013,

United States


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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned PathSpot in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Oct 1, 2020.

Expert Collections containing PathSpot

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

PathSpot is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.


Restaurant Tech

975 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.


Health Monitoring & Diagnostics

2,394 items

Companies developing or offering products that aid in the assessment, screening, diagnosis, or monitoring of a person's state of health/wellness. Excludes companies focused solely on fitness/sports performance


Health IT

7,900 items

PathSpot Patents

PathSpot has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Luminescence
  • Portable computers
  • Spectroscopy
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Sensors, Spectroscopy, Portable computers, Toilets, Luminescence


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Related Topics

Sensors, Spectroscopy, Portable computers, Toilets, Luminescence



Latest PathSpot News

PathSpot Unveils Hand Scanning Device to Detect Invisible Contaminants

Aug 31, 2021

30 Aug 2021 (Last Updated August 31st, 2021 11:15) Share Article Credit: Chan2545/Shutterstock Concept: American startup PathSpot has developed a hand scanner device that detects contaminants and provides real-time feedback on the quality of handwash. It is a National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified solution that enables the restaurants to set and track handwashing goals as per CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and FDA guidelines. Nature of Disruption: PathSpot leverages light fluorescence spectroscopy, an imaging technology used in the healthcare industry to scan the employees’ hands and detect contaminants in real-time. The technology uses non-UV or non-UV-C LED light, which is safe to use on the skin daily. The device identifies common illness carriers by detecting their host-vector material. For instance, it protects against Norovirus, E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, and Listeria by recognizing gut biome molecules that transmit such pathogens. Employees complete a two-second scan of their hands under the device after washing them to ensure they are safe to handle food. When contaminants remain after a handwash, the device uses sensors along with audible, visual, and electronic cues to instruct the employees to rewash and rescan their hands. If employees fail to address the handwash frequency requirements and notifications, it escalates notices to their management. The device can detect employees based on their ID tags, providing managers with information about their handwashing schedule. PathSpot’s tool for handwashing goals allows restaurants to set up standards for their employees and assess whether they are matching the desired metrics. Goal tracking and handwashing data are displayed on the dashboard and the hand scanner screen, enabling employees to know if they are fulfilling the hygiene requirements. Moreover, managers can monitor the frequency and effectiveness of handwashing by analyzing data that is segmented according to location, date, time, handwashing station, and brand. Outlook: Before the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, less than 25% of US restaurants’ handwashing practices followed FDA food code handwashing frequency regulations. However, current situation demands increasing focus on employee and customer hygiene. Pathshot claims that its hand scanning device can enable restaurants to train their employees and ensure proper handwashing that complies with the FDA guidelines, thereby reducing the chances of encountering COVID-19. It has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding round led by Valor Siren Ventures (VSV), along with existing investors Walden Venture Capital and FIKA Ventures. The startup has plans to expand its services to include the detection of contaminants on food, surfaces, and equipment. This article was originally published in Related Companies

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  • When was PathSpot founded?

    PathSpot was founded in 2017.

  • Where is PathSpot's headquarters?

    PathSpot's headquarters is located at 303 Spring Street, New York.

  • What is PathSpot's latest funding round?

    PathSpot's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did PathSpot raise?

    PathSpot raised a total of $10.68M.

  • Who are the investors of PathSpot?

    Investors of PathSpot include Walden Venture Capital, Fika Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, Women Startup Challenge and Techstars.

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