Bengaluru-based robotics startup Nosh (a Home Cooking Robot) has raised a pre-seed round of $1 Million led by BITS Spark, with participation from SuperMorpheus and other angels.
This fund will be used to further strengthen engineering, software and culinary teams, and deliver pre-orders. Nosh has a waitlist of 2000+ consumers and has started Beta trials in Bangalore.
Founded in 2018, Nosh is an app-driven home cooking robot that cooks an extensive range of dishes such as Curries, Sautéed Vegetables, Pulao, Pastas, Sweets etc. automatically. It uses artificial intelligence to ensure food consistency and homely taste. Additionally, Nosh offers taste customisation options to cater to individual taste preferences.
Yatin Varachhia, Co-founder said, “Nosh is a new category product, which means there is no product we can directly refer to and learn from. As a result, we go through a cycle of extreme experimentation, failure, evolution, and adoption. This makes the journey of building Nosh challenging yet even more exciting.”
Sudeep Gupta, Co-founder said, “There has always been a need of cooking robot right from industrial revolution but only mechanical systems were not enough. Now AI is so evolved that it has become feasible to build robust robots with cooking intelligence to tackle the variability in ingredients and ensure cooking consistency.”
Nosh’s founding team has a rich cross-functional experience and is from ISB Hyderabad, BITS Pilani and IISc Bangalore. Across verticals, the team comprises ex-entrepreneurs and talent from tech companies and startups such as Flipkart, Analog Devices, Broadcom and Eat.Fit.
Amit Kumar Gupta Co-founder said, “Each of us has to eat 3 times a day but cooking is a tedious process that requires time and skill. Our vision is to make the food experience seamless so that everyone can have freshly cooked food as per their taste preference, work schedule, and health needs. Nosh will fundamentally disrupt home kitchens across the globe and change the way we eat forever.”
“Being a US resident and a techie myself, I always searched for solutions that make home cooking easier but never found one. Since food is very diverse in terms of spiceness, way of cooking, quality of ingredients and geography, this a very difficult problem to solve. I have spoken to a few other teams in this space but find Nosh with a multi-diciplinary approach and well rounded team to be perfect to solve this problem and relieve humanity from the hassle of cooking.” said Jayan Ramankutty lead investor BITS Spark.
“We all get gym memberships which we never use and a few organic items which are prohibitively costly. But we never look for correcting the basic issue – “Eating Home Cooked Food”. Given that so far cooking has been time consuming, the focus on food has not been there. I see this changing with Nosh which is reducing the human intervention in cooking without any compromise.” said Pankaj Agarwal lead investor SuperMorpheus and founder HelloTravel.