Dexai Robotics, a Boston, MA-based AI robotics company focused on commercial kitchen automation, raised $5.5M in seed funding.
The round was led by Hyperplane Venture Capital with participation from new investors Rho Capital, Harlem Capital, Contour Venture Partners, and NextView Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Vivjan Myrto, a Managing Partner at Hyperplane, joined Dexai’s board of directors.
The company will use the funding to expand its engineering, sales, and product teams. Born out of a research collaboration in artificial intelligence for robotics among researchers at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, MIT, and Harvard via a work led by David MS Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder, and also led by Anthony Tayoun, CFO and Co-Founder, Dexai automates activities in commercial kitchens and anywhere food is prepared, using flexible robot arms. Alfred is a collaborative robot arm that uses utensils to scoop and pick ingredients. It is a plug-and-play solution for quick service restaurants, and can be used to prepare salads, bowls, etc. without any alteration to a restaurant’s layout or recipes.