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Founded Year

2018

Stage

Seed VC | Alive

About One Blends

One Blends is building robotic systems for fast-food restaurants.

One Blends Headquarter Location

915 Venice Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90015,

United States

213-357-0614

Latest One Blends News

Lemnos Backs Robot Restaurant Startup Ono

Jul 24, 2018

The latest evidence of this? Yet another robot restaurant startup called Ono Food Company just got funded, this time from Lemnos, Compound and Pathbreaker ventures. The amount of the funding round was undisclosed. While the specifics of Ono’s technology are still under wraps, I’d guess from the company’s description that they’re making restaurant robotics for fast food: “Backed by Lemnos, Compound, and Pathbreaker Ventures, Ono Food Co. is building robotic systems to revolutionize the way we eat. We’re on a mission to create and serve delicious meals with high-quality ingredients at an affordable price.” Vague, right? But from the looks of it, Ono could be building something similar to Spyce, which essentially is a robotic fast-food restaurant. And while the term “serve” may have been a toss-in, I wonder if they’re also look at creating something similar to Bear Robotics’ Penny , a robotic busser/server robot. Another interesting aspect of Ono is the founding team. The company’s CEO is Stephen Klein , who was previously the COO of Cafe X, the robotic coffee shop in a box startup based in California. The company’s CTO is Daniel Fukuba, who previously led an engineering team for a robotic automation company L2F. According to Fukaba’s Linkedin profile , some of the projects he’s led in the past for L2F include building a robotic assembly for a SpaceX rocket engine and a chocolate inspection and packaging robot. Even more interestingly, Fukaba also did early design work on robotic burger flipper Creator  for the then-called Momentum Machines back in 2015. The funding of Ono is not surprising. Over the past year we’ve seen a number of restaurant robotics startups get funding rounds, including Miso , Zume , EKIM and  Chowbotics  among others. One reason the venture capital community thinks restaurant robotics are an interesting opportunity is because big restaurant chain execs are saying now’s the time for automation. “We think we’ve hit the point where labor-wage rates are now making automation of those tasks make a lot more sense,” said Bob Wright , COO of Wendy’s, on a conference call last year. These sentiments are being echoed by economists as well, who believe fast food is one of the first industries that will be significantly disrupted by robotics. While there are bigger societal questions about big food chains like how Wendy’s and McDonalds can gracefully replace existing workers with robotics for high-volume tasks, investors mainly care about making a return on investment. And quotes like those from the COO of Wendy’s are all they need to hear to validate an emerging market. Share this:

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Expert Collections containing One Blends

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Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, cloud kitchens, and more. On-demand food delivery services are excluded from this collection.

One Blends Patents

One Blends has filed 2 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

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  • Invasive plant species
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