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Cooking Device On2Cook secures seed funding of INR 17cr

Shark Tank-fame world’s fastest cooking device On2Cook secured seed funding worth INR 17cr; valuation stands at 100 crore

New Delhi: Inventor and Entrepreneur Sanandan (Sandy) Sudhir, who created some ripples in Shark Tank India Season 1 with the world’s fastest cooking device, declared that his startup On2Cook India Pvt Ltd has secured seed funding of INR 17 crore. The funding round was led by angel investor Dr Mayur Desai, who infused the first tranche of Rs 16 crore for 16% equity, reaffirming the startup’s valuation at INR 100 crore. The round also saw the participation of NRI investor Nirbhay Gandhi who invested INR 1cr for 1% equity. On2Cook will appear at MENA’s largest hospitality and Food Service event, GulfHost 2022, at World Trade Centre in Dubai.

“On2Cook works on the combination cooking technology with induction or flame acting on the food from outside and microwaves from inside. Engineered to disrupt the food industry, the product is designed to help both domestic, as well as commercial kitchens save up to 70% on time and 50% on energy. Additionally, the cooked food retains water-soluble nutrients while preserving colour, texture and consistency. After being granted patents across India, US and UK, our invention stands to create a new product category in the kitchen space,” said On2Cook India Founder and CEO Sanandan Sudhir. He added that the brand is in talks with other strategic investors to raise another INR 3 crore as part of the round.

Echoing the sentiments, Shaival Desai from the Desai family office added, “There hasn’t been a technological shift in the cooking appliances space in the post-industrial world for decades, if not centuries. On2Cook brings cooking into the 21st century. We are happy to join forces with Sanandan in his tryst to usher in a landmark transition in industry and even in the lifestyle of everyone.”

On2Cook has won several prestigious awards globally, such as the iF Design Award and British Invention Show – Diamond Award for Best International Invention, and was the most celebrated Invention at CES, Las Vegas, 2022. The AI-based, voice-enabled and intelligent device initially made its mark in the grand finale of Shark Tank India. The device has been tested with more than 100 chefs and culinary experts across the globe. It can cook everything from french fries, samosa, and chicken to a cake with the softest base. Alongside ensuring faster and better quality food at a much more economical price point, On2Cook makes cooking a seamless affair with app connectivity and eventually makes the cognitive load negligible.