The Orange Chef Finds $1.2M For Connected Kitchen Products

San Francisco-based The Orange Chef, a developer of talking food scales and cutting boards which connect into a user's tablet, said it has raised $1.2M in a seed funding round this morning. The round was led by Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures, and also included Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, Graph Ventures, along with angels. The Orange Chef is headed by Santiago Merea, and helps users track the nutritial information, ingredients, and more of their meals--while sharing them via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Evernote, and other social services.