Blendid

The world’s first autonomous robotic food kiosk

Blendid

The world’s first autonomous robotic food kiosk

Sunnyvale, CA
Food & Beverage
Health Tech
Blendid builds robotic and AI-enabled food automation solutions. The company’s first product, a fully autonomous robotic kiosk, crafts healthy and delicious smoothies that are made fresh-on-demand and customized to individual taste and nutrition preferences. Blendid recently signed a commercial agreement with Jamba and is ready to scale operations to achieve its mission of making healthy food more personalized and accessible.

$767,407

raised
$421,270
previously crowdfunded
478
Investors
$49.9M
Valuation
$1.69
Price per Share
$498.55
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$2M
Offering Max
19
Days Left

$767,407

raised
$421,270
previously crowdfunded
478
Investors
$49.9M
Valuation
$1.69
Price per Share
$498.55
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$2M
Offering Max
19
Days Left

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$498+
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$1,000+
Investment
First Volume Tier
$50 Jamba gift card for $1K+ investment
$2,000+
Investment
Second Volume Tier
$100 Jamba gift card for $2K+ investment
$5,000+
Investment
Third Volume Tier
5% bonus shares for investment of $5,000+
$10,000+
Investment
Fourth Volume Tier
10% bonus shares for investment of $10,000+
$25,000+
Investment
Fifth Volume Tier
25% bonus shares for investment of $25,000+

Reasons to Invest

Blendid and Jamba have signed a commercial agreement that will allow the companies to expand and deploy “Jamba by Blendid” kiosks across the country in various types of commercial locations. Blendid has also received a strategic investment from Focus Brands (parent of Jamba) as Blendid looks to scale up its manufacturing and operations to bring Jamba by Blendid kiosks to locations nationwide.
Blendid is already operating in retail stores and universities including select Walmart locations and a co-branded location with Jamba. Blendid has optimized its operations through real-world experience in colleges and supermarkets and has served over 45K smoothies already.
Blendid’s proprietary contactless, food-safe, and NSF-certified technology is poised for increased market adoption in the post-COVID world. Their AI-driven platform has 10 patents granted or in-process.

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Overview


Healthy Food Made Accessible with Robotic and AI Technology

Healthy options always seem limited when we’re in a hurry. That’s where Blendid comes in. Their compact, accessible robotic food kiosk is designed to…


  • Give consumers fresh, healthy, and personalized food options on the go

  • Provide consumers with a contactless, safe, and all-digital experience

  • Empower operators to meet consumer demand for fast, healthy, affordable food options with greater consistency and lower overhead than traditional food service models

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The Problem


Healthy Eating Is Expensive for Consumers and Operators

People generally want to eat healthy, provided they can find options that also taste great and are easy on their wallets. However, it’s challenging to get affordable, delicious, healthy food on the go. That’s because it’s usually either unavailable where and when they need it, too expensive, or not in line with their taste preferences.

At the same time, operators face their own set of challenges, including rising food costs (source), hiring challenges and wage increases (source), and increased demand for healthy, affordable food (source). Covid-19 has added additional pressures, including the need for contactless ordering, assembly, and delivery.

The Solution


Hello, Blendid

Meet Blendid: a compact, autonomous, contactless robotic food kiosk that can be installed in a wide range of locations to provide 24/7 fresh food service at low operational costs.

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Robotics and AI are changing the way we live, work, and eat. Blendid deploys this technology in an 8x8 foot kiosk to give consumers access to healthy, affordable, and delicious food anywhere. 


The Blendid solution is designed to optimize the consumer experience and maximize operator effectiveness with cutting-edge technology.


  • Blendid’s vision algorithms learn and adapt to recognize ingredients, recipes, and levels; their continuous calibration ensures that errors are eliminated even across diverse operating environments
  • Blendid's AI engine continuously learns and adapts to consumer preferences 
  • Blendid has 10 design patents awarded (4) or in progress (6) for software-driven food preparation and cloud-driven distributed IoT management
  • The company’s Restaurant Management System provides a full suite of provisioning, monitoring, and analytics tools to manage and operate kiosks remotely

Vision System - a perfect pour every time  

Blendid’s AI Engine Knows Consumer Preferences:

Blendid’s Restaurant Management System enables remote monitoring

The Market


Global Demand for Healthy, Accessible Food

Covid-19 has spurred significant, rapid changes in the food industry. While this reality has been challenging, it has also created a lot of opportunity for food service providers.


Here’s what the Global QSR industry looked like in 2019: 


  • Fast Casual Restaurants = $48 Billion (Source)

  • Fast Food Restaurants = $239 Billion  (Source)

  • Managed Cafeteria = $50 Billion (Source)


And based on the values of the current QSR industry, there’s no question that consumers are after food that is not only cost-effective but also fresh and healthy.


Better still, the food robotics market is projected to reach $3.1 billion by 2025, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1% worldwide (Source).

In the US alone, Blendid has identified over 70,000 locations where the company's current offering is poised to bring value and capture market share. 

*Based on company research and management’s estimate of per-unit revenue.

Our Traction


Blending In

Blendid launched to the public in 2019 with locations at the University of San Francisco and Sonoma State University.


In 2020, Blendid signed pilot agreements with Walmart and Jamba:


  • First Walmart location launched in Fremont, California in October 2020

  • Second Walmart location, co-branded with Jamba, launched in November 2020 in Dixon, CA  

In addition to expanding their partnerships with Walmart and Jamba, Blendid is working with other global food management and retail brands to deploy in a wide range of food service locations, including: 


  • Grocery and retail locations

  • Colleges

  • Hospitals 

  • Fitness centers

  • Corporate offices

  • Airports

  • Shopping malls

What We Do


Autonomous Food Solutions for a Post-COVID World

Blendid leverages advanced technology—including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence—to prepare and serve healthy, fresh, and delicious food.

The company’s first concept makes use of this technology to prepare vegetable- and fruit-based smoothies. Blendid’s smoothies are customized based on an individual’s preferences and made to order using nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, seeds, and superfoods.


For the consumer, Blendid’s kiosk experience goes like this:


  1. Order at the kiosk on a tablet or ahead of time on the app

  2. Select and customize smoothie

  3. Receive notification when smoothie is ready,  approximately 3 minutes after ordering 

  4. Retrieve smoothie (stored inside the kiosk after being prepared)

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All ingredients are either refrigerated or flash frozen to maintain freshness and optimal taste. Blendid uses only real, whole fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich ingredients.

The Business Model


Profitable For Operators

As a food service technology provider, Blendid licenses its technology to large, established food service and retail operators with deep expertise in activating and managing food service locations.  


While they operate a limited number of Blendid-branded locations to try new concepts and or establish proof points,  Blendid’s business is primarily driven by licensed, co-branded products (like with Jamba!).


Here’s what Blendid operators can expect when getting set up:


  • Purchase Blendid kiosk for $100k and pay 20% of sales as a licensing fee for use of the food operating platform and technical support  

  • Benefit from 24/7 remote support and coaching from Blendid’s network operation center

  • See kiosk purchase price decrease meaningfully over time, as Blendid scales up production

Then, due to low operational costs associated with Blendid, an operator can expect to achieve significantly wider margins that they would have realized through a traditional food service model. 

How We Are Different


More Than Just A Robot

While a variety of robotic food vendors have emerged to capitalize on this expanding market, there is nothing quite like Blendid.


The company’s cutting-edge design is supported by:

Blendid also brings together deep expertise in three key areas that are critical for success in this space - Technology, Business, and Culinary.

Blendid has spent five years advancing each of these areas - with a rockstar team of leaders and advisors from each discipline. The result is a field-proven operating and hardware system that works with very high uptime and is already in-market serving customers. 

OUR LEADERSHIP


A Team of Driven Leaders 

Succeeding in a space as complex as Food Tech requires strong leaders with complementary skill sets and unrelenting drive. 


When cultivating their winning team, Blendid sought out a combination of skills, passion, and creativity to innovate. 


Meet Blendid's all-star leadership team and experienced board members and advisors:

The Vision


We Are Going Places - And We Know It

Over the next four years, Blendid has a vision to expand to thousands of national and international locations, with their food operating system automating a variety of cuisines to meet the needs and food preferences of millions of consumers.


This vision is supported by the growing food robotics market, which is estimated at $1.9 billion for the year 2020 and expected to reach $4.0 billion by 2026 (source).

Why Invest


Healthy Food Accessibility Is Ready to Launch

Food tech automation is here to stay and poised for rapid growth. Blendid has put in the work to build a strong foundation and is now ready to scale.  


Join Blendid in their mission to provide healthy food for everyone, everywhere!  

Offering Summary


Company

:

6D BYTES INC.

Corporate Address

:

440 N Wolfe RD M/S 215, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.73

Offering Maximum

:

$1,999,998.39

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$498.55











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,917

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,183,431

Price per Share

:

$1.69

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$49,943,429.25











Voting Rights of Securities sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency, and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Time Based

Early Bird Investor Bonus Shares

  • Week 1 - 20% bonus shares
  • Week 2 - 15% bonus shares
  • Week 3 - 10% bonus shares
  • Week 4 - 5% bonus shares

Amount Based

Volume-based Investor Bonus Shares (Not cumulative with time-based Bonus Shares; of these, investors eligible for both will receive the higher of the two)

  • Tier 1 - 5% bonus shares for investment of $5,000+ 
  • Tier 2 - 10% bonus shares for investment of $10,000+ 
  • Tier 3 - 25% bonus shares for investment of $25,000+

Volume-based Non-equity Incentive (Investors will receive only the largest volume-based gift card perk for which they are eligible)

  • $50 Jamba gift card for $1K+ investment
  • $100 Jamba gift card for $2K+ investment

Audience Based

Investors in the Company’s Previous MicroVentures Regulation CF campaign will receive 5% bonus shares (Cumulative; if relevant, this will be added to other Bonus Shares)

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

6D BYTES INC. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.69/ share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $169. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$3,951,860.00 USD
$5,566,553.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$2,273,275.00 USD
$4,309,340.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$5,710.00 USD
$15,541.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$2,030,144.00 USD
$918,583.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$2,664,753.00 USD
$535,645.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$64,119.00 USD
$83,346.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$65,627.00 USD
$93,715.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$4,862,798.00 USD
-$4,088,468.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

CEO Vipin Jain – Automating the Future of Food Service (article)

4 days ago


Check out Blendid CEO Vipin Jain’s new article on FoodManagement.com about automation’s rising influence in the foodservice industry. Vipin highlights the growing importance of leveraging advanced technologies to provide safe contactless solutions and how robotics can alleviate the acute and widespread staffing shortages faced by food service companies. 

In his article, Robots at the Ready–Automating the Future of Food Service Vipin lists these trends that will define the future of food:

  • A worldwide call for Contactless Service

  • Foodservice Staffing Shortages

  • Catering to Consumer Cravings

  • The shift towards desiring Healthier Choices


“There is no doubt in my mind that robotics will become an absolutely critical component of our everyday food experiences within the next five years.” - Vipin Jain


                                                                                       

Don’t miss your chance to become an early investor in the company leading the food robotics revolution!  

Angels and Entrepreneurs endorses Blendid

6 days ago

With 25 days left to invest, The Angels & Entrepreneurs Network endorses Blendid!  

Angles & Entrepreneurs highlights ground-floor opportunities into some of the world’s hottest startups and trendiest enterprises. They recently highlighted the investment opportunity at Blendid, naming us among “the most innovative private companies in American history” 

Blendid’s coverage in the A&E’s Momentum Report included context on our recent comprehensive patent, including the all-important coverage on future food applications.    

“One thing we love to see is a patent-protected product, and Blendid has quickly achieved just that.“

To learn more about Angels & Entrepreneurs coverage of Blendid’s pre-IPO opportunity visit angelsandentrepreneurs.com.


Join CEO Vipin Jain for an Investor Webinar

9 days ago

Blendid is hosting a live investor webinar on Tuesday, July 20th at 4 PM EST (1 PM PST).

Join Blendid Founder and CEO Vipin Jain next Tuesday for an Investor Webinar followed by a live Q&A. Vipin will share updates about Blendid’s strategic partnerships and our opportunity in the food robotics market. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about this investment opportunity, closing on August 13th. 



Registration is free, but space is limited - reserve your spot now!  

Why we’re partnering with Jamba

10 days ago

Jamba and Blendid’s partnership goes beyond Jamba’s recent expansion agreement and strategic investment in Blendid.  We’re two companies that share a vision for the future of food. For nearly 30 years Jamba has been a top healthy living brand with an evolving menu that includes plant-based and no sugar added ingredients. They are an ideal partner for Blendid and our mission to leverage advanced technology, like robotics, machine learning and AI to to transform how and what we eat. 


What’s coming next?

While we started with a robotic smoothie kiosk, our vision is to serve a complete array of healthy, affordable foods using robotics. Our goal is to deploy these kiosks in all types of food service environments. Our advanced food operating system will expand and adapt to other formats and cuisines including soups, bowls, and more.


Remember the Blendid Investment opportunity is ending soon. Don’t miss your chance to become an equity owner in the future of food!

Our campaign surpassed $600K! 30 days left in the offering!

12 days ago

The Blendid campaign on StartEngine has now raised over $600k! 

We want to thank the over 370 investors who show their continued excitement for the ever-growing food robotics industry, and Blendid’s mission to provide healthy food for everyone, everywhere. The future of food is personalized, and Blendid’s compact, accessible robotic food kiosk is designed to give consumers fresh and healthy options on the go.

With only 30 days left in our offering, make sure to continue to follow our campaign to learn more about this investment opportunity and keep up with all things Blendid!

Blendid CEO Vipin Jain in QSR Magazine!

12 days ago


Vipin Jain, CEO of Blendid, shared his thoughts with QSR Magazine on how AI-powered robots are helping the food industry. He talks about the rapidly changing dynamics of the quick service restaurant industry, how robots can expand a restaurant’s footprint, and how employees and robots work together.


Read more to see what he had to say here

Blendid awarded consequential 4th patent

14 days ago

We’re excited to announce the we have recently been awarded our 4th and most comprehensive patent. This patent covers the entirety of our robotic food preparation system, from the kiosk to our software system that controls a fleet of iOT devices from the cloud. The technologies covered in this patent are at the core of our product and cover robotic food preparation across multiple cuisines, protecting future applications of our automated systems. We believe this patent will have a critical impact on Blendid’s role in the fast growing food robotics market.    

Blendid’s industry-leading product team has developed a suite of novel robotics, machine learning, and AI solutions that power our robotic kiosks, and we’re committed to protecting our hard-won IP. This patent is an effective moat for Blendid and separates us from would-be competitors. Click here to read more about Blendid’s newest patent, and learn more about our technology at Blendid.com.


Our Robot Can Dance!

23 days ago

Blendid’s robotic and AI-enabled food automation solutions are transforming the way food is prepared and served, but as it turns out, we can also dance! The only question is what move do you want to see Blendid do next?



We’re wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

Robotics Tomorrow features Blendid.

24 days ago

Blendid was recently featured in an article in Robotics Tomorrow! Our CEO Vipin Jain discusses the future of fresh food in robotics, the growth of the food robotic industry, and what’s next for Blendid. Check out Vipin’s highlights and read the full interview here.  

  • The future of fresh, fast food is in robotics. Robotic food systems will line the checkout areas and hallways of our major retailers, food courts, airport terminals, hospitals and universities.

  • Blendid has served over 45K smoothies already, we’re ready to scale operations and achieve our mission of making healthy food more personalized and accessible. 

  • The food robotics market is expected to reach $4.0 billion by 2026 (source). 

  • Blendid’s food operating system can support different types of cuisines, and we plan to introduce future systems for food such as soups, bowls, salads, sandwiches and more. 


Announcing New Jamba Agreement and Campaign Close.

25 days ago

Blendid and Jamba have signed a commercial agreement that will allow the companies to expand and deploy “Jamba by Blendid” kiosks across the country in various types of commercial locations.  Blendid has also received a strategic investment from Focus Brands (parent of Jamba) as Blendid looks to scale up its manufacturing and operations to bring Jamba by Blendid kiosks to locations nationwide. 

Concurrently with this announcement, Blendid has decided to announce the end of our current fundraising round. Our campaign will end in 45 days on Friday, August 13th, so don’t miss your chance to become an investor in Blendid!  

 Funds raised from our Regulation CF Equity Crowdfunding Campaign and Focus Brands investment will allow Blendid to scale up manufacturing and operations to bring Blendid kiosks to locations nationwide.  Thank you to the 350 investors who have already become Blendid Investors, we are excited to be partnering with you!



Notice of Material Change in Offering

26 days ago

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Partnership update with Jamba


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Blendid has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blendid be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Contactless food solution for a post-Covid-19 world

about 1 month ago

COVID-19 has reimagined the accelerated changes in foodservice. We’ve seen widespread adoption of contactless ordering, payment, and delivery options, but until now most companies have lacked the combination of technology and culinary skill to provide customers with 100% contactless food preparation and assembly.


At Blendid, we believe the future of food is contactless. Our team of industry-leading robotics, AI, and food science experts have created a fully autonomous and contactless robotic kiosk to meet customer demand in a post-Covid marketplace. 


Follow our campaign to learn more about the unique suite of technological innovations that power Blendid!

Start-Up Investor Webinar Tomorrow

about 1 month ago

Join us on tomorrow Tuesday, June 22nd at 10 AM PST for a Live Investor Webinar featuring Blendid CEO, Vipin Jain and 3 other disruptive startups from some of this year’s fastest-growing markets. Vipin will conduct a live investor Q&A after the presentation. 

Registration is free, but space is limited!


Check out the full slate of featured start-ups:

  • Blendid - Blendid builds robotic and AI-enabled food automation solutions. The company’s first product, a fully autonomous robotic kiosk, crafts healthy and delicious smoothies that are made fresh-on-demand and customized to individual taste and nutrition preferences.

  • Obvious Wines - Obvious Wines simplifies wine through education and transparency. Built on the foundation of simplicity and sustainability - they aim to make it easier for you to enjoy wine, and its culture.

  • PvP.com - PvP is the first true gamer social community. Our suite of apps and plugins allow gamers to build squads, share streams, and get discovered across their favorite games and platforms.

  • Bobacino - The world’s first fully automated Boba cafe. Despite worldwide growth and popularity, we believe that Boba in America is highly concentrated on the coast primarily due to the high costs associated with building and operating a physical store, making it hard to expand into untapped markets.

We’re looking forward to having you join us on the 22th. There are a limited number of seats available for this webinar -- reserve your spot today.



Meet our CEO Vipin Jain

about 1 month ago

Co-Founder and CEO Vipin Jain is an experienced engineer, serial entrepreneur and the driving force behind Blendid, but you might be surprised to learn where the inspiration for our state-of-the-art fully autonomous food robotic kiosks originated. 


Long before founding Blendid, Vipin Jain dreamed of making the amazing sci-fi technology on his favorite TV show Star Trek into reality. The road to founding Blendid included degrees in physics and mechanical engineering, founding telecom and ecommerce businesses as well and navigating successful exits for those ventures. Things really started to shape up after meeting Venki Ayalur and Vijay Dodd, both technology industry veteran at while working on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK project. Soon after meeting they conceptualized Blendid and took the leap to introduce AI and robotics to modernize and fundamentally disrupt the food service industry. 


Beyond being a successful entrepreneur, Jain has been a mentor of the robotics team at Saratoga High School, as well as a past volunteer for and charter member of TiE, a global not-for-profit organization that aims to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, educating, incubating, and funding programs and activities. He has a true passion for guiding entrepreneurs to break new grounds and pursue their passion. 


When Jain is not leading and expanding the company, he enjoys coaching high school robotics teams, watching reruns of Star Trek, and spending time with his family in the Bay Area.


To learn more about our powerhouse team of entrepreneurs and industry leaders visit Blendid.Com


Live Investor Webinar - Join Now!

about 1 month ago

Join us for a Live Investor Webinar today, June 16th at 1 PM PST. Blendid’s CEO, Vipin Jain, and VP of Marketing, Covahne Michaels will discuss the company’s investment opportunity and answer questions from participants.

Attendees will get an inside look at the AI and robotics solutions powering Blendid’s mission to transform how and what we eat. In addition, you’ll learn more about:


  • The market opportunity for Blendid’s contactless, fully autonomous robotic food kiosk. 

  • The advanced technology including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence that powers Blendid.

  • Blendid’s current investment opportunity


The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A. Don’t miss your chance to connect with us -  join now!

                      


Live Investor Webinar - Today, June 16th - 1:00 PM PT (11:00 AM EST)

Our campaign just passed $500K!

about 1 month ago

The Blendid campaign has now raised over $500K in investments! We want to thank the over 320 investors who now own equity shares in Blendid. We’re so excited to be partnering with you. This milestone shows the excitement investors have for the growing food robotics movement and Blendid's mission to provide healthy food for everyone, everywhere.


The future of food is personalized. Blendid’s robotic food automation solutions serve fresh, healthy food - available when, where, and how you want it. Keep following our campaign to learn more about the investment opportunity.

Live Investor Webinar and AMA on June 16th

about 2 months ago

Join us on Wednesday, June 16th at 1 PM PST for a Live Investor Webinar with Blendid’s CEO, Vipin Jain and VP of Marketing, Covahne Michaels. Attendees will get an inside look at the AI and robotics solutions powering Blendid’s mission to transform how and what we eat. In addition, you’ll learn more about:

  • The market opportunity for Blendid’s contactless, fully autonomous robotic food kiosk. 

  • The advanced technology including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence that powers Blendid.

  • Blendid’s current investment opportunity


The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A, don’t miss your chance to connect with our leadership team!


We’re looking forward to having you join us on the 16th. There are a limited number of seats available for this webinar -- reserve your spot today.



Live Investor Webinar - June 16th - 1:00 PM PT (11:00 AM EST)

Check out ZDnet’s robotics feature with Blendid CEO Vipin Jain

about 2 months ago

ZDnet, TechRepublic’s business technology news outlet, featured Blendid in an article recently about the impact of automation on the foodservice industry and consumer culture. 


Robotics reporter Greg Nichols interviewed Blendid CEO Vipin Jain about the rapid growth of the food robotics industry and a variety of related topics including:

  • How Blendid helps businesses unlock the full potential of foodservice by increasing availability and decreasing costs. 

  • COVID-19’s impact on the adoption of contactless food solutions. 

  • Staffing shortages faced by the service industry

  • How and why consumers are changing their disposition towards robotics.

  • Blendid’s unique combination of machine vision, AI, and fresh ingredients. 


To learn more about Blendid’s role in the food robotics movement, check out the full article here!  


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

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Hello!

As you might know, Blendid has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blendid be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Press Recap | Forbes, NYT, Fox Business...

about 2 months ago

The last year has been busy for Blendid, and food and technology journalists have taken note. Some of the country’s top publications have featured Blendid as they’ve introduced their readers to the future of the food industry and advances in food tech. Coverage has included pieces from Forbes, the New York Times, Fox Business, The Hustle, Crunchbase, and more. 

Check out our press to learn what all the buzz is about! 



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Our feature at The Spoon’s Food Robotics Summit!

about 2 months ago

Blendid VP Covahne Michaels was a featured speaker at ArticulATE, The Spoon’s annual food robotics and automation summit. The event took place last Tuesday, May 18, and featured leaders from around the food robotics industry, including experts from kitchen robotics, smart vending, robotic retail, and more. They offered amazing insight into the technology and innovation automating the future of food and beyond!  


We’re thrilled about Blendid’s recognition in this exciting space, and we’re proud of Covahne’s continued leadership. Missed the conference? Chris Albrecht of The Spoon has you covered with his top three takeaways.


Become a Blendid equity investor as we lead revolutionary food automation!   

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AI-optimized recipes power Blendid offerings

about 2 months ago

Everything about Blendid is designed to make healthy food accessible and appealing. We believe that the benefits of whole foods and natural ingredients should be affordable and convenient for everyone. 

Our blend recipes incorporate nutrient-rich probiotics, refreshing 100% juices, leafy greens, natural sweeteners, whole fruits and vegetables, creamy nut milks and avocado, antioxidants, and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. 

Each recipe is created by Blendid’s resident chef, Kristen Rasmussen, a culinary nutrition and food sustainability expert. Chef Kristen focuses on achieving a balance of flavor, satiety, and nutrition in her recipes. 

“I love creating real, delicious, nourishing food.” - Kristen Rasmussen

Learn more about Blendid’s culinary methodology and purchase shares today to invest in the future of healthy eating!

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US food robotics market to top $400 million in 2021

2 months ago

 Growing demand for contactless food preparation, as well as hiring challenges and wage increases, are driving investment into new autonomous and robotic food preparation solutions. The US food robotics market, currently valued at over $400 million, is expected to reach $745 million by 2026 (9.1% CAGR)!* 

Blendid is proud to be a leader in this rapidly growing market, with an autonomous robotic food kiosk already successfully deployed in multiple locations and with exciting plans for further expansion in the works. Our equity crowdfunding campaign gives everyday investors an opportunity to claim a stake in the high-growth food robotics market with a field-tested solution.


Purchase equity in Blendid today to join the food robotics revolution!


* https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/global-food-robotics-market-size-in-2021-new-report-manufacturers-data-opportunity-import-export-scenario-application-showing-impressive-growth-by-2026-2021-03-19

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More than a robot!

2 months ago

The most notable feature of a Blendid kiosk is the sleek robotic arm, which captures its audience’s attention as it seamlessly gathers fresh ingredients and creates custom smoothies. However, when it comes to the innovation that powers Blendid’s solution for healthy on-the-go eating, there’s even more than meets the eye!


Key product highlights include ...

  • Blendid’s foodOS automation platform, the nervous system that connects customers and operators to facilitate fully automated food preparation. 

  • Our proprietary ordering app, which allows customers to customize their smoothie blend to match taste and health preferences. 

  • A fully protected supply chain that gives Blendid customers confidence in the high-quality ingredients they’re consuming in their smoothies.  

  • Blendid’s AI engine, which continuously learns and adapts to consumer preferences to make the perfect recipe every time.

  • Blendid’s vision algorithms, which learn and adapt to recognize ingredients, recipes, and levels; their continuous calibration ensures that errors are eliminated even across diverse operating environments.



Don’t miss your chance to own equity in the future of healthy on-the-go eating - invest today!

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Investor Webinar with CEO Vipin Jain - Thursday, 5/20

2 months ago

Join us tomorrow, May 20 at 9 AM PST for a live investor webinar with Blendid's CEO, Vipin Jain, and VP of Marketing, Covahne Michaels. 

Vipin and Covahne will discuss the company's vision and opportunities in the QSR industry. Followed by a Live Investor Q&A with participants. 


Seats are limited, so reserve your spot now!

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May 18 | Join Blendid at ArticulATE

2 months ago


Next Tuesday, May 18, Blendid VP Covahne Michaels will be a featured panelist at ArticulATE, The Spoon’s annual food robotics and automation summit! Come hear from Covahne and other leaders from around the dynamic and fast-growing food robotics and automation industry. The one-day event will feature experts from restaurant robotics, smart vending, robotic retail, and more.

Featured talks include: 

  • The Future of Restaurant Robots

  • Crops and Robots: How Automation is Changing Agriculture

  • How Should Robots Roam City Streets? 

  • The Ins and Outs of Successful Crowdfunding

  • Pick, Pack, Deliver. Grocery Ramps Up Robots

  • What Do VCs Like (and Dislike) in Food Robotics?


Click here to learn more and purchase tickets!

Less than 24 hours left! Last chance for early investor bonus

2 months ago

Over 200 investors have already helped Blendid raise nearly $275,000, but you can still get rewarded for investing early!
Receive 5% bonus shares when you make an investment in Blendid today.

Invest now to claim your 5% bonus shares, and keep an eye on our campaign to stay up to date on exciting Blendid announcements.

Not all perks are cumulative. Investments between $10,000-$25,000 will earn a volume-based incentive of 10% bonus shares instead. Investments of $25,000 or above will receive 25% bonus shares instead.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Blendid has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blendid be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Crunchbase highlights Blendid in an article about the rise of restaurant automation!

3 months ago

Blendid was featured in a recent Crunchbase article about the rise of automation as a solution for short and long-term labor shortages in the restaurant industry. The article highlights several trends currently driving food-tech innovation including a shift towards consumer-facing automation and contactless preparation.

Read the full article here and follow our campaign to learn more about Blendid’s role in the growing food robotics market!




Walmart and Jamba Partnerships Highlight

3 months ago

Did you know that Blendid has already partnered with Walmart and Jamba to deploy its autonomous robotic food kiosks? Our product is more than a good idea or a prototype in a lab… we’re out in the market and ready to scale! 

Keep following our campaign to learn more about the expansion opportunities we’re pursuing in 2021 with current and potential partners. 

This is the last week to get rewarded for investing early! Act now to receive 5% bonus shares.


Not all perks are cumulative. Investments between $10,000-$25,000 will earn a volume-based incentive of 10% bonus shares instead. Investments of $25,000 or above will receive 25% bonus shares instead.

Last day! Week 3 Investor Bonus

3 months ago

There will never be a better time to invest in the future of food robotics. We’re offering 10% bonus shares to investors who purchase equity before this incentive ends. 

Don’t miss this chance to maximize your investment in Blendid!


Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 3 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

Great momentum + Week 3 Investment Perk

3 months ago

Blendid’s campaign is off to a strong start. In our first 14 days, we raised nearly $170k. Thank you to the 140+ investors who now own a stake in the food robotics revolution!

We’ve already made incredible progress, but there’s still time to get rewarded for investing early! Purchase shares now to take advantage of our offer of 10% bonus shares in Week 3. Don’t miss this opportunity!



Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 3 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

Ends Today! Week 2 Early Bird Bonus

3 months ago

Today is the last day to receive 15% bonus shares when you make an investment in Blendid. Join the 130+ investors who have already secured their equity.

Invest now to claim your 15% bonus shares, and keep an eye on our campaign to stay up to date on exciting Blendid business developments.


Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 2 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

Strong Start + Week 2 Early Bird Bonus!

3 months ago

Thanks to the 100+ investors who joined us in the first week of our campaign, Blendid has already raised nearly $150k! Haven’t claimed your shares yet? It’s not too late to get rewarded for investing early. We’re excited to offer 15% in bonus shares on investments made in the next week.

Blendid's contactless and autonomous robotic food kiosk uses advanced technology - including robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence - to serve healthy and delicious food that’s customized to consumers’ individual preferences. Make an investment to join us on our mission to redefine the future of food service!

Act now to secure 15% worth of bonus shares!


Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 2 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

Last chance to claim week 1 bonus!

3 months ago

Today is the last day to take advantage of Blendid’s 20% bonus share incentive, which will increase your equity holdings by 20% when you make an investment. Don’t miss the chance to maximize your stake in the future of food robotics!

Invest today to claim an extra 20% in bonus shares!


Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 1 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

4/20 Food & Beverage Webinar Featuring Blendid

3 months ago

We’re thrilled to invite the Blendid community to join CEO Vipin Jain for a live webinar on Tuesday, 4/20 at 10AM PT (1PM ET). The event will be hosted by global venture studio Wavemaker Labs and will feature four innovative startups in the food and beverage space. 

These companies’ CEOs are looking forward to engaging the audience through brief presentations and live Q&A – don’t miss your chance to join them!

The webinar is free, but space is limited. Reserve your seat now!

You can now invest in Blendid! Act fast for a special bonus!

3 months ago

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Blendid’s equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine! This week only, investors will receive an additional 20% in bonus shares

There’s no better time to invest in the world's first fully autonomous robotic food kiosk. Join Blendid’s powerhouse team in disrupting a $300B+ market with easier access to healthy, delicious food!

Don’t wait - Invest today!


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Not all perks are cumulative. Investments of $25,000 or above made during Week 1 will earn a volume-based incentive of 25% bonus shares instead.

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