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Picnic™ Raises An Additional $5 Million and Grows Leadership Team

Picnic™ announced today that it has raised an additional $5 million. The new round was led by Creative Ventures, who was joined by other investors, including Flying Fish Partners and Vulcan Capital. The company also unveiled it has added former Amazon and Microsoft hardware leader, Kennard Nielsen, to its executive team.

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Picnic Unveils Industry-First Automated Pizza Assembly Platform Using Robotics-As-A-Service and Announces Event Hospitality and Restaurant Customers

Platform Enables High-Volume, Conssistent, Customizable Pizzas and Access to Operational Back-End Data for Food Service Providers

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Picnic Is Betting Food Will Be Made By Robots In Kitchens That Don't Exist

AGFUNDERNEWS

The most anticipated application for Picnic’s robots is in ghost kitchens and “virtual” kitchens, given the rise in on-demand food delivery.

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Pizza-Prepping Robotics Firm Picnic Raises $5M, Grows Leadership Team

ROBOTICS BUSINESS REVIEW

Food preparation company Picnic raises additional funding to continue developing its high-volume pizza-preparation automation system.

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Pizza Party! Picnic Raises $5M for its Food Robotics Platform

THE SPOON

Picnic, the food robotics company best known for its automated pizza assembly line, announced today that it has raised $5 million.

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Picnic Raises Additional $5M in Funding

FINSMES

Picnic, a Seattle, WA-based provider of food production technology and Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) solutions, raised an additional $5m funding

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Automating Food Prep For Faster Quick-Service

PYMNTS

Food production technology firm Picnic notched an additional $5 million in seed funding and is bolstering its leadership team.

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Extra cheese, please: Restaurant tech startup Picnic lands $5M for pizza robot

GEEKWIRE

Seattle startup which makes robots for the restaurant industry, raised $5 million in a seed round led by Creative Ventures with returning investors Flying Fish Partners and Vulcan Capital.

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Secretive Seattle Startup Picnic Unveils Pizza-Making Robot

GEEKWIRE

After three years of quietly toiling away on a robotic food system, Seattle startuhas emerged from stealth mode with a system that assembles custom pizzas with little human intervention.

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Vivid Robotics Changes Name to Picnic, Unveils Assembly Line Pizza Making Robot

THE SPOON

With its release, Picnic is sitting at the nexus of a few trends happening in the food world right now.

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Seattle-based food-tech company finds a new frontier for artificial intelligence: Pizza production

SEATTLE TIMES

On Tuesday, Picnic ... unveils the prototype it calls the first intelligent, all-purpose automated assembly platform designed for the food service and hospitality industries.

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Robotic pizza-making machine can churn out 300 pies an hour, tech company claims

FOX NEWS

Aside from its sauce-squirting and cheese-spreading abilities, the assembly system will soon be adapted to make other varieties of foods, according to Picnic.

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Seattle company's automated pizza maker a hit at T-Mobile Park

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Picnic said it’s created an automated pizza machine that can prep 300 12-inch pizzas in an hour.

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Secretive Seattle Startup Picnic Unveils Pizza-Making Robot

GEEKWIRE

After three years of quietly toiling away on a robotic food system, Seattle startuhas emerged from stealth mode with a system that assembles custom pizzas with little human intervention.

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Picnic™ Unveils Industry-First Automated Pizza Assembly Platform

BLOOMBERG

Picnic™'s compact, configurable automation equipment, combined with software,
cloud and AI technology easily integrates with stationary and mobile kitchens.

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Pizza of the future? AI being used to make pizza at T-Mobile Park

KIRO 7

A Seattle startup called Picnic has developed a machine capable of turning out hundreds of pizzas an hour.

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Robotic Pizza-Making Machine Will Be Piloted at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park

SEATTLE BUSINESS

Seattle startup Picnic developed the cloud-powered pizza-production platform as a food-service solution for businesses large and small

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Picnic™ Unveils Industry-First Automated Pizza Assembly Platform

MARKETWATCH

Platform Enables High-Volume, Consistent, Customizable Pizzas and Access to Operational Back-End Data for Food Service ProvidersCompact, Configurable Automation Equipment Combined with Software, Cloud and AI Technology Easily Integrates into Stationary and Mobile Kitchens

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Picnic™ Unveils Industry-First Automated Pizza Assembly Platform

MORNINGSTAR

Many U.S. and international food service providers and industry experts are recognizing the differentiation of Picnic’s platform.

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Pizzeria will make sci-fi a reality with AI-powered assembly line

PIZZA MARKETPLACE

As Roberts sees it, the automated pizza assembly lines solve several problems, including pizza consistency, labor management and better customer service.

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Pizza-Making Robotic System Ready For Prime Time, Seattle Firm Says

THE STREET

If Seattle-based Picnic has its way, the next time you go to the ballpark, a robot will churn out your pizza in seconds flat. And unlike those pesky human pie slingers, it won't forget to add the extra cheese or skip the onions.

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Robotic Customized Pizza, Shake Your Future and The Steak Doctor

MODERN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

Picnic’s technology, solutions and business model are designed to make it effortless for operators to take advantage of the company’s offerings and capabilities.

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‘Groundbreaking’ automated high-volume pizza platform rolls into kitchens

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT JOURNAL

A food technology innovator has unveiled a groundbreaking automated assembly platform for the foodservice and hospitality industries.

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Seattle-based food tech firm launches automated assembly platform for pizzas

CATERING INSIGHT

Picnic will showcase the system’s first live public presentation of its pizza production capabilities at the 2019 Smart Kitchen Summit at Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center next week.

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Meet Picnic: Automating Pizza Preparation for Speed, Accuracy

ROBOTICS BUSINESS REVIEW

Seattle-based startup aims to automate pizza preparation to improve consistency and speed for pizza restaurants large and small.

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How A Robot That Makes 300 Pizzas An Hour Will Create More Jobs

INC

This not only solves the big headache of actually finding people to do this work, but it will also result in cheaper prices, a lower cost of entry for startups and more opportunities for American companies to compete worldwide and grow.

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A Robot Makes 300 Pizzas An Hour

FORBES

Picnic will showcase the system’s first live public presentation of its pizza production capabilities at the 2019 Smart Kitchen Summit at Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center next week.

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Picnic™ Unveils Industry-First Automated Pizza Assembly Platform

ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA YAHOO FINANCE

The compact, freestanding system integrates Picnic’s issued U.S. patent and other U.S. and international patent-pending modular, configurable equipment, with its software, cloud and deep learning technology, and is available to customers with no upfront costs.

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This Pizza-Making Robot Can Reportedly Make 300 Pies an Hour

PIZZA MAGAZINE QUARTERLY

Picnic's pizza robot system streamlines the tedious process of pouring sauce, spreading cheese, and arranging toppings on pizzas.

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T-Mobile Park Tries Robot-Prepared Pizza

VENUES NOW

Machine completes successful pilot program at Mariners' ballpark. Centerplate introduced the world’s first robot pizza maker at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park on Sept. 10.

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[VIDEO] Robot-made pizza: Is the Seattle startup's invention better than hand-tossed?

FOX BUSINESS

CEO of Picnic Clayton Wood joins FOX Business to explain how his company is using robots to make pizza.

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Can Robot-Pizza Hit It Out of the Park and Become the Next Stadium Staple?

OBSERVER

Just in time, a food, beverage and hospitality services vendor serving live event venues, recently teamed up with food-tech startup Picnic to beta test an automated pizza assembly system

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