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Fast Facts About Drop

Drop is a leading tech firm specializing in kitchen appliance and recipe technology. Through its development of the KitchenOS platform and Drop Recipes app, it's inspiring home cooks to make food more.

When it Started

The company was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2012 and the first products were launched in November 2014.

Team

Drop employs a diverse and food-loving team of 40+ professionals with experience from companies like Google, Pinterest, Etsy, OpenTable and Cookpad.

Offices

Drop has offices Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, California; and Zaragoza, Spain.

The Drop Platform

Over 100 different appliances of all types — everything from countertop appliances to double-cavity ovens — work with the Drop Recipes app.

Funding

Drop is backed by top venture capital firms like Alsop Louie Partners, Frontline Ventures, WI Harper Group, Omega Venture Partners and Sinovation ventures among others.

Appliance Partners

Drop has partnered with some of the best appliance manufacturers in the world: Bosch, Electrolux, Kenwood, LG Electronics, and GE Appliances.

Featured Press Coverage

Feb 28, 2019
Drop Wades Into Kitchen Appliance Voice Control with Siri Integration
The Spoon
Oct 4, 2018
Drop cooks up fresh deal with Electrolux
Irish Independent
Oct 4, 2018
Electrolux partners with smart kitchen startup Drop
Electrolux Press Release
Aug 31, 2018
LG to Integrate Drop into its Smart Appliances
The Spoon
April 6, 2018
Kenwood’s kCook is a multicooker that works with a Drop-style scale
Digital Trends
April 5, 2018
Kenwood Partners With Drop To Create A Smart Multicooker
The Spoon
January 5, 2018
Drop Kitchen Nabs $8 Million In Funding As Kitchen Tech Investment Heats Up
The Spoon

News From the Blog

Drop adds voice control to its smart kitchen platform, starting with Siri
Product Updates

We’re Adding Voice Control to the Drop Recipes App

Announcing our new voice activation integration with Apple’s Siri today was the culmination of months of hard work fueled by voice-controlled test coffees in our…
Partnerships

Meet Tenina Holder — Our New Recipe Partner and Cooking Food Processor Ambassador

A new exciting partnership to bring more great multi-cooker recipes to the Drop Recipes app As you might have noticed, we have been adding support…
Thanksgiving dinner laid out on a table
Partnerships

Drop Collaborates with Thermomix® and GE Appliances For a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

As Drop grows, we’re in the wonderful position of getting to partner with our favorite brands, whilst still remaining true to our mission of enabling…

Drop in Numbers

603402

Downloads of the Drop Recipes app (as of January 2019)

141

Countries in the world where the app is used every month

17000000

Number of appliances 'Powered by Drop' within three years (with current appliance partners alone)

A Brief History

We’ve come a long way, but it’s only just the beginning…

1

2012 - January

Drop is founded by Ben Harris, Jonny McCauley, Tim Redfern and Jack Phelan.
2

2013 - May

First prototype of Drop Scale ready
3

2013 - October

Drop joins the Highway1 accelerator.
4

2014 - February

Drop Scale wins Best Consumer Hardware at LAUNCH festival in San Francisco.
5

2014 - June

Pre-orders open for Drop Scale.
6

2014 - October

Raises $2 million in seed funding.
7

2014 - November

Drop Scale on sale in Apple Stores across the US and Canada.
8

2015 - July

Wired calls Drop Scale “a pretty amazing thing” in a review and gives it an 8/10 rating.
9

2016 - August

Drop partners with Bosch.
10

2017 - January

Drop partners with GE Appliances.
11

2017 - November

Drop launches Drop Recipes for Android.
12

2018 - January

Raises $8 million in funding.
13

2018 - April

Drop partners with Kenwood to create the kCook Multi Smart.
14

2018 - August

LG Appliances integrates Drop into its smart appliances.
15

2018 - October

Drop partners with Electrolux SDA.
16

2019 - February

Drop adds Siri voice control technology to the Drop Recipes app.

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