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Founded Year

2013

Stage

Angel | Alive

Total Raised

$2.7M

Last Raised

$1M | 4 yrs ago

About Pepper

Pepper is a proprietary software platform that builds and supports merchant branded apps for coffee chains, restaurants, and retailers looking to offer customers a host of features like pre-ordering, digital loyalty, mobile payment, rewards and surveys.

Pepper Headquarter Location

521 The Metal Box Factory 30 Great Guildford Street

London, England, SE1 0HS,

United Kingdom

Latest Pepper News

SoftBank CEO Son says smart robots can revitalise Japan growth, competitiveness

Sep 15, 2021

SoftBank CEO Son says smart robots can revitalise Japan growth, competitiveness SoftBank CEO Son says smart robots can revitalise Japan growth, competitiveness FILE PHOTO: A journalist raises her hand to ask a question to Japan's SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo 15 Sep 2021 11:39AM (Updated: 15 Sep 2021 11:36AM) TOKYO : SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son on Wednesday said so-called smart robots can revitalise Japan's economy and competitiveness, doubling down on robotics just as the company's much-hyped "Pepper" robot prepares to bow out. Son, at the online SoftBank World 2021 conference, said the firm's Vision Fund https://www.reuters.com/technology/german-chinese-startup-agile-robots-raises-220-million-investors-2021-09-09 is involved with 18 companies developing machines enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI), far beyond the dancing and door-greeting capabilities of the cutesy Pepper. "We had a grandiose debut event with Pepper several years ago, now it is hanging its head low," Son said, standing in front of a projection of a slumping, switched-off Pepper. The SoftBank founder now sees a future with "smart robots that will replace not just the manufacturing, industrial working population, but the entire working population." Son packed his keynote address with videos of humanoid robots running and jumping, as well as canister-shaped machines cleaning floors. However, he offered no specifics on new investments or market prices of any of the devices, nor did he not touch on SoftBank's investing pause https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/japans-softbank-reports-39-fall-q1-net-profit-2021-08-10 in China where regulators have dramatically increased scrutiny of technology firms. In June, SoftBank sold 80per cent of Boston Dynamics, maker of the dog-like "Spot", to South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group for US$1.1 billion. A month later, Reuters reported https://www.reuters.com/technology/softbanks-robotics-ambitions-short-circuit-pepper-loses-power-2021-07-21 sales of Pepper, unveiled by Son with much fanfare in 2014, will end in 2023. Son on Wednesday said SoftBank remains a collaborating partner with Boston Dynamics, and that from Pepper will come a generation of more functional smart robots - or what he called "smabo", a contraction of "smart" and "robot" in Japanese. Such machines will have the potential to revolutionise the workforce, as one smart robot can do 10 times the daily output of a human, Son said. In Japan, that means 100 million robots could do the work of 1 billion people, he added. "Humans can be liberated from boring work," he said. "(They) can work on something that has more added value." (Reporting by Rocky Swift in Tokyo; Editing by Christopher Cushing) Source: Reuters

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Expert Collections containing Pepper

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Pepper is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.

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Restaurant Tech

779 items

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.

L

Loyalty & Rewards Tech

287 items

Startups allowing global brands and local shops alike to offer tech-enabled loyalty and rewards programs to their customers. This collection includes categories across loyalty software, digital loyalty & rewards, AI-powered loyalty, blockchain-powered loyalty, and more.

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Payments

1,486 items

Companies and startups in this collection enable consumers, businesses, and governments to pay each other - online and at the physical point-of-sale.

F

Fintech

10,750 items

Excludes US-based companies

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