Robotic food-preparation business Zume has raised $48 million in a Series B round of financing, according to an SEC filing posted by the company.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based start-up is looking to raise a total of $50 million to support its robotics platform, according to a TechCrunch report.
“We’ve recently closed a round from leading investors to support our hiring and market growth,” co-CEOs Julia Collins and Alex Garden told TechCrunch.
Currently, the Zume platform is being used to automate pizza preparation, using robots alongside humans to streamline production and delivery.
The pizzas originate from a centralized kitchen using an assembly line of robots, but finish cooking in ovens inside of Zume trucks on their way to be delivered.
The robotic-prepared pizzas are being served across parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the company hopes to be covering the entirety of the area by the end of next year, according to the report.
Pizza is only the 1st step for the company which wants to demonstrate its novel automation delivery method for broader interests, according to the report.