SAN RAFAEL, CA — Up-and-coming Byte Foods Inc. is making its smart refrigerators available to professional vending operators. The San Rafael, CA-based company’s push to expand deployment of its technology by opening it up to other vending operators comes on the heels of its announcement in late December that it raised $5.5 million in a seed round. The funding was led by Spring Creek Investment Management, a family fund based in Philadelphia with a focus on food and agriculture. Additional investors include Bolt Ventures, a hardware-focused group, and Bessemer Venture Partners, which has an interest in information systems, retail and healthcare.

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