Real-time hand hygiene management system specialist PathSpot has closed its Series A funding round at a total of $6.5 million.
This brings the company’s total funding to date to $10.5 million.
The round was led by an investment from Valor Siren Ventures (VSV).
The company said that 30 per cent of diarrhea-related sicknesses and 20 per cent of respiratory infections are preventable by proper handwashing, with a large proportion of these being transmitted via food consumption.
PathSpot claimed its product protects against the threat and spread of illness with a hand scanner that tracks handwashing frequency and effectiveness.
Christine Schindler, CEO and co-founder, said: “PathSpot works alongside the food industry to promote handwashing and enhance a positive culture around sanitation, using data to help plan and protect against future risk.
“I’m thrilled to partner with VSV, which comes at a time when the entire world is more conscious than ever about handwashing safety. We’re eager to help positively impact even more lives more quickly and continue working with the food industry in prioritizing safe handwashing.”
PathSpot has been making big moves within the industry, last year picking up former National Restaurant Association VP Marc Lapides. Read Catering Insight USA‘s coverage below: