Home Cooking Startup Tovala Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

Tovala App in HandTovala, a Chicago, IL-based home cooking startup, raised $1.6M in seed round of funding.

The round was led by Origin Ventures with participation from Twitch and Cruise Automation founder Kyle Vogt, Weebly founders Dan Veltri and Chris Fanini, Seamless Web and RiverPark Ventures founder Andy Appelbaum, New Stack Ventures, GREE, Y Combinator Partner Paul Buchheit and Service Provider Capital.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations.

Led by David Rabie, CEO, and Bryan Wilcox, CTO, Tovala offers a smart oven, a companion app that allows people to control cooking method, time, and temperature, and, each week, delivers to customers’ homes a cold-packed, fresh and ready to cook menu consisting of 4-6 new meal options, along with a few classics.



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