Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Now my girlfriend can scan her food, great.


Consumer Physics, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind the handheld molecular food scanner dubbed “SCiO” – basically a pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of what you eat, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more – has now topped $2 million in crowdfunding via its Kickstarter campaign, with 11 days still left to go. Over 10,000 backers have donated to the startup, which also has funding from Khosla Ventures, Dov Moran (Comingo founder, flash drive inventor), and other angel investors.

The company also previously raised money through OurCrowd, a hybrid VC-equity crowdfunding platform. According to Crunchbase, Consumer Physics has $4 million in prior funding. [Update: the company says it’s actually closer to “more than $5 million” but won’t disclose the exact figures.] They’ve been raising the additional funds on Kickstarter for under a month.

We first got hands on with the SCiO scanner at this year’s…

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