Zume Scores $48 Million in Funding to Expand its Robotic Pizza Empire

 

Zume has long had grand ambitions for its food automation service, and the Mountain View-based startup is now $48 million closer to that goal, courtesy of a new series B. The funding, first spotted by CNBC, was detailed in an SEC filing, alongside the company’s plans to raise a total of $50 million.

 

Cofounders/co-CEOs Julia Collins and Alex Garden confirmed the round this morning with a statement provided to TechCrunch. “We’ve recently closed a round from leading investors to support our hiring and market growth.” At present, the Mountain View-based company is best known for its robotic pizza service, which uses automation to perform dull tasks like spreading pizza sauce and potentially dangerous ones like moving pizzas into and out of the oven. 

 

The company is already serving parts of the Bay Area, and Collins made an appearance at Disrupt in SF last month, along with the Zume truck. This round should help the startup push closer to its goal of covering the entire Bay by the end of next year.

 

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