KITRO aims to harness the power of data to save valuable resources and bring back the value of all food.
KITRO seeks to raise awareness and tackle food waste, designing sustainable products that enables the food & beverage industry to take measures to address the growing issue.
Our vision is to bring back the value of all food, so it is appreciated and not wasted. Developing technology to measure each restaurant's impact, we provide the industry with a benchmark through data collection, a starting point from which to tackle food waste.
Founded in 2017, KITRO is a Swiss startup embarking on a global challenge by harnessing the power of technology and using it for sustainable change. With artificial intelligence as the foundation, KITRO offers an automated food waste data collection and analysis solution that can be adopted by food and beverage outlets worldwide.
Created by hospitality insiders, the company strives to bring back the value of valuable resources, so they are appreciated and not wasted.
During their studies at the École hôtelière de Lausanne and working in restaurants and hotels, cofounders Naomi and Anastasia saw the tremendous amount of perfectly edible food that is thrown away every single day in the hospitality industry.
With first-hand experience in the hospitality industry and computer science, the KITRO team is committed to bringing an innovative solution to food waste, integrating technology into commercial kitchens, and bringing actionable insights to the issue of food waste. We continue to build KITRO together with industry professionals to create a user-oriented product that is easy to use and makes sense.
Inspiration for KITRO
During their studies at the École hôtelière de Lausanne and working in restaurants and hotels, the founders witnessed the tremendous amount of edible food that is thrown away every day in the hospitality industry. This inspired them to create a product solving this global issue.
First customer: Holy Cow
Hardware product development
Incorporation of the company
KITRO is a Swiss-based company founded in the beautiful canton of Vaud. Vaud provides superior support to boost innovation and aid young businesses.
Seed investment round
As KITRO grows, it is grateful to expand the number of remarkable individuals that join the movement in form of investors, mentors and other supporters.
100+ measurements completed
With more than 100 measurements completed KITRO grows it's reach and impact in Switzerland.
Team grew to 16 FTE
Recieved financial support from the Technology fund
KITRO delivers high quality Swiss solutions that are efficient and robust. Our hardware withstands the kitchen environment and our software is personable and user-friendly.
KITRO puts both the environment and our customers first. We believe in long term solutions that have a lasting, positive impact for our customers and for our planet.
To raise awareness and tackle food waste along the entire supply chain, we strive to educate and increase the conversation. KITRO enables forward-thinkers to help the cause.
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