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We've raised over $26 Million and sold over 100k smoothies in retail stores, universities, and travel centers, as well as hospital and Walmart locations with co-branded Jamba locations in California and Georgia.
We have a commercial agreement with Jamba to expand and deploy “Jamba by Blendid” kiosks across the country and received a strategic investment from Focus Brands, the parent of Jamba, to scale our manufacturing and operations nationwide.
Our proprietary contactless, food-safe, and NSF-certified technology is poised for increased market adoption in the post-COVID world. In 2022, we tripled the number of our locations, increased revenue by 267% from 2021, and contracted over 500 kiosks. Our AI-driven platform is comprehensively protected by 13 patents granted or in-process.
*Addressable Market Data for high-traffic locations see below
At Blendid, we build robotic and AI-enabled food automation solutions. Our 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. We currently operate smoothie kiosks in universities, travel centers, retail stores, and a hospital in collaboration with world class food service operators including Jamba, Sodexo, and Compass Group. Now, we are ready to scale operations to achieve our mission of making fresh, healthy food more personalized and accessible.
Fresh and healthy options always seem limited when we’re in a hurry. Our mission is to give consumers fresh, healthy, and personalized food options on the go through a contactless, safe, and all-digital experience.
We designed our compact, accessible robotic food kiosk to empower operators to meet consumer demand for fast, healthy, affordable food options with greater consistency and lower overhead than traditional food service models. Our rockstar team of leaders and advisors bring together expertise in technology, business, and culinary spaces to build our field-proven operating and hardware system that works with very high uptime and is already in market serving customers.
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, hiring challenges and wage increases, and increased demand for healthy, affordable food (source, source source). Covid-19 has added additional pressures, including the need for contactless ordering, assembly, and delivery.
Our compact, autonomous, contactless robotic food kiosk can be installed in a wide range of locations to provide 24/7 fresh food service at low operational costs. By deploying cutting-edge robotic technology in an 8x8 foot kiosk, we give consumers access to healthy, affordable, and delicious food anywhere and anytime.
Blendid’s design optimizes the consumer experience and maximizes operator effectiveness. Our vision algorithms continuously learn and adapt to recognize ingredients, recipes, levels, and consumer preferences, ensuring that errors are eliminated even across diverse operating environments.
We have 13 design patents awarded or in progress for software-driven food preparation and cloud-driven distributed IoT management. Our Food Operating System, foodOS® uses AI and machine learning algorithms to self-configure, calibrate, multitask and error recover while delivering a consistent recipe every time. Our Chef Operating System, chefOS® allows chefs to create new recipes using an AI-assisted engine to guide them while dynamically computing the nutritional profile of those recipes. And our Restaurant Management System (RMS®) provides a full suite of provisioning, monitoring, and analytics tools to manage and operate kiosks remotely.
For the consumer, Blendid’s kiosk experience goes like this:
Order at the kiosk on a tablet or ahead of time on the app
Select and customize your food order
Receive a notification when food is ready, approximately 3 minutes after ordering
Retrieve your food (safely stored inside the kiosk after being prepared)
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.
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.
In fact, the food robotics market is projected to reach $4 billion by 2026, 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.
Meanwhile, consumers increasingly seek out food that is not only cost-effective but also fresh and healthy.
In 2022, we expanded to 9 locations, increased revenue by 267% from 2021, and contracted over 500 kiosks. We have previously raised $26 million from various institutional and retail investors.
We signed a commercial agreement with Jamba to expand and deploy “Jamba by Blendid” kiosks across the country in various types of commercial locations. We also received a strategic investment from Focus Brands, the parent of Jamba, to scale our manufacturing and operations nationwide.
Meanwhile, our operating relationships with Sodexo and Compass Group could bring Blendid kiosks to a wide range of food service locations, including colleges, hospitals, fitness centers, corporate offices, airports, shopping malls, and entertainment venues. Our new locations since our last Reg CF raise include:
Our Business Model
As a food service technology provider, we license our technology to large, established food service and retail operators with deep expertise in activating and managing food service locations, and collect recurring service fees. While we operate a limited number of Blendid-branded locations to try new concepts or establish proof points, our business is primarily driven by licensed, co-branded products with recurring service fees to Blendid.
*alternate service fee models are available
Due to our low operational costs, operators can expect to achieve significantly wider margins than they would have realized through a traditional food service model.
Over the next few years, we plan to expand to thousands of national and international locations, automating a variety of cuisines including soups, salads, sandwiches and more to meet the needs and food preferences of millions of consumers. Food tech automation is a multi-billion dollar market here to stay and poised for rapid growth. We have put in the work to build a strong technological foundation and now, with key operating relationships in place, and accelerating growth, we are ready to scale.
*70,000 locations have been identified as high-traffic locations that represent the total addressable market. No contracts or guarantees have been made to secure these locations. The serviceable market is based on company research and management's estimate of food sales per location for an operator.
Blendid creates compact, autonomous, contactless robotic food kiosks available in retail stores, universities, travel centers, and. a hospital throughout the US. Blendid builds compact, autonomous, robotic food automation solutions. Our AI-enabled platform prepares food fresh-on-demand and customized to unique tastes and nutrition preferences. Already market-tested, Blendid kiosks are available in retail stores, universities, travel centers, and hospitals across the country. Learn more about this revolutionary product that optimizes the consumer experience and maximizes operator efficiency!
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