Nomiku joins the YC W15 batch and launches the sous vide app Tender:
“Nomiku has come a long way in a year. The company, which makes the formerly haute cooking technique of sous vide affordable to the masses, is getting into software with a new recipes app and more e-commerce with a pre-packaged food service.
For those of you who don’t know what sous vide is, it’s a way of cooking food in a water bath that’s precisely temperature controlled. Food gets evenly cooked all the way through instead of being charred and dry on the outside and raw on the inside. Nomiku’s immersion circulator has a knob that you rotate to the exact temperature that you want, then you drop your sealed ingredients into a bucket full of water and wait. Since launching the company, they have created some of the most successful food-related Kickstarters of all time by raising more than $1.3 million in two separate campaigns. The original version of the product is also in 7,000 homes.
Now they’ve joined Y Combinator and are bringing a sous vide recipe app to the market. Called Tender, it contains recipes from well-known chefs like Rene Redzepi, Kristen Kish and Mei Lin. It also lets you remotely control your Nomiku and share recipes with others.”