This restaurant tech start-up uses computer vision to get your fast-food order made accurately

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Restaurant tech start-up Agot AI has closed a $10 million funding round that will help the firm work toward its mission of improving fast-food order accuracy.
Restaurant tech start-up Agot AI has closed a $10 million funding round that will help the company work toward its mission of improving fast-food order accuracy.

The start-up installs overhead cameras in restaurant kitchens and uses computer vision — similar to that used in autonomous vehicles — to scrutinize if workers are preparing orders correctly. The technology is supposed to improve labor efficiency and decrease customer wait times.

Agricultural investment firm Continental Grain, which recently bought poultry giant Sanderson Farms with Cargill, led the start-up's seed funding round. The Kitchen Fund – which has investments in Sweetgreen, Cava and Gregorys Coffee – and Grit Ventures also participated.

Agot raised just $50,000 during its previous funding round in May of 2020, according to Pitchbook.

"We are thrilled to support the Agot team in bringing their computer vision solution to market, increasing labor efficiency, improving off-premise operations, and providing real-time analytics to sophisticated QSR operators," Continental Grain said in a statement to CNBC.

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