Chowbotics develops robots for food service. The company’s first product, Sally the Salad Robot, creates custom salads that are ingredient driven, chef inspired, and robot delivered.
Board Of Directors
DEEPAK SEKAR, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Deepak started Chowbotics in 2014 to make food preparation fun by automating tedious, repetitive tasks with robotics. Prior to Chowbotics, he was a Director at Rambus and Chief Scientist at MonolithIC 3D Inc. A person who loves extending his skills, he has managed engineering teams, marketing teams, handled IP portfolios and built B2B sales relationships. He is an inventor of more than 100 patents. He received his B. Tech from IIT Madras in 2003 and PhD from Georgia Tech in 2007
Rich dives deep into the business and product development of Chowbotics. He incorporates his experience spent as an Apple Fellow, developing for the Lisa and many early Macs. Following Apple, he joined Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer, where he served as a co-Founder and VP Engineering. He led a successful business as President and Founder at Sierra Research and Technology, which was acquired by TDK in 2000 to substantially expand its networking engineering team.
David Cohen is the Founder and Co-CEO of Techstars, a mentorship driven accelerator that has invested in more than 800 companies since 2006. He has a reputation of being one of the best early stage investors in the industry, with seed investments in Uber, Twilio, SendGrid, FullContact, and Sphero. David’s book “Do More Faster” is something every new Chowbotics team member is given.
Jason is a Co-Founder and Partner at Foundry Group, a VC fund which invested in hardware successes such as Makerbot, Fitbit, Sphero and Occipital. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a co-founder of SRS Acquiom, which has completed over $200 billion in merger transactions as escrow agents, payments administrators, shareholder representatives and insurers. Jason’s book “Venture Deals” is widely used by CEOs and lawyers handling startup financing.
Cosme’s ample leadership in the restauranting and franchising industry is accompanied by owning 15 McDonald’s restaurants. He guides Chowbotics on food industry matters. He serves as a Board Member at Sand Hill Angels, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Technical Advisory Board