YPC Technologies is a venture-backed startup in kitchen automation with the vision to make good food more accessible. We see recent technological advances in robotics and artificial intelligence as a chance for our society to return to the fresh preparation of healthy meals. Our robotic kitchen can prepare gourmet food at low cost with great consistency.
Gunnar Grass, Ph.D.
Camilo Perez, Ph.D.
Kaunteya Nundy, MBA
Gunnar holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) in finance and has led research and consulting projects for the past 14 years as a researcher at HEC Montreal, the Wharton School, and New York University. Among others, he worked for Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Börse, RWE, KPMG, and World Wide Hearing.
Camilo earned his Ph.D. in computing science and used computer vision and machine learning to enable human-robot interaction. He gained work experience at the German Space Agency, Postmates X, JDQ Systems, Kinova Robotics, and as a co-founder of a startup in agricultural automation.
Kaunteya holds a BSc. in Biochemistry, a Grande Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu and an MBA. He helped establish two of Canada's leading restaurants, the Liverpool House and Joe Beef, where he worked as a head chef before starting a career in investment banking with a focus on transactions in the food industry.
Thomas is one of Germany's most decorated chefs. Gault Millau named him "Newcomer of the Year" in 2001 and "Chef of the Year" in 2006. His former restaurant "La Vie" was continuously awarded three Michelin stars from 2011-18.
As the Director of Operations Advanced Analytics at McDonald's, Mike pioneered the use of operations research for process optimization in the restaurant industry.
Ajay is a professor of economics at the University of Toronto with expertise in building companies at the intersection of robotics and AI.
He is co-founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, NEXT Canada, Kindred AI, and Sanctuary.
Yossiri holds the Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Analytics at HEC Montreal. In his research, Yossiri uses mathematics and machine learning for process optimization under uncertainty.
Jean-François holds the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation at HEC Montréal and is scientific director at IVADO Labs. He has (co-) authored more than 130 scientific articles and ranks #28 globally in the field of operations research according to Google scholar.