This IIT Madras graduate sold his salad-making robot to the $56 billion DoorDash

Feb 9, 2021

By: Sanchita Dash

DoorDash has acquired Chowbotics, that builds food preparing robots

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Chowbotics was founded in 2014 by Indian American Deepak Sekar

Sekar is a graduate from IIT Madras

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The 38-year old Sekar moved on from the founder role in 2019

He is currently on the Board of Directors in the company and runs an AI edtech firm Prof Jim.

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Fast Company listed Chowbotics as one of the world’s most innovative companies

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The last reported valuation is $46 million from 2018

The financial details of the current deal remain undisclosed.

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Chowbotics’ popular product is Sally the robot

Cut, chopped, garnished all in 90 seconds!

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Salads made by a robot

The salad vending machine contains 22 ingredients

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Salads, grain and poke bowls, parfaits, cereals and snacks on a click

The 3X3 vending machine can also store 70 bowls.

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It’s all autonomous

Comes with an in-built touch screen and card reader

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Already in the US

The robot is already placed in hospitals, schools and grocery stores across the US

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Will help merchants offer more

DoorDash said that with Sally its merchants can add more to their menu

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Softbank-backed DoorDash is the biggest food delivery company in the US

It recently made news for its blockbuster IPO in Nasdaq.

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