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Founded Year

2010

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$41.25M

About Slice Technologies

Slice uses the information buried in email inboxes to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. The flagship app, Slice, provides a simple way for consumers to manage all their purchases, organize receipts, track shipping, take advantage of price adjustments and improve their shopping experiences. Slice Bookshelf is the easiest way to share and discover books with friends.

Slice Technologies Headquarter Location

431 Florence Street Suite 100

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

650-323-9100

Latest Slice Technologies News

Mickey vs Masa: The battle between Uber and Lyft pits two Japanese billionaires against each other

Mar 2, 2019

Rakuten's secret weapon While Uber was much bigger and carried a loftier valuation, Rakuten had a secret weapon, which informed its investment in Lyft. A year earlier, Rakuten had acquired a company called Slice , whose technology helped consumers track their online purchases and whose data gave a window into how and where people were spending money. With Slice, Rakuten could see that Lyft was gaining traction because it was getting a bigger share of the consumer's wallet, according to two people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be named because the details were confidential. In other words, Lyft appeared underappreciated based on this valuable data that Rakuten owned. A Lyft representative to declined to comment and a spokesperson for Rakuten didn't respond to a request for comment. Slice is now known as Rakuten Intelligence and is the primary source of market share data that Lyft uses when pitching investors. In the prospectus, Lyft says its share of the U.S. ride-sharing market jumped to 39 percent in December 2018 from 22 percent two years earlier. Here's how Lyft cites the data in the corresponding footnote: These market share figures are based on the number of rides provided by drivers using Lyft or Uber and were gathered by Slice Technologies, Inc., doing business as Rakuten Intelligence. Rakuten, Inc., or Rakuten, is the parent company of Rakuten Intelligence, and entities affiliated with Rakuten currently hold more than 5% of our outstanding Class A common stock. Lyft also said in the filing that in 2018 it spent $4 million on services from two Rakuten divisions focused on marketing and intelligence. Warriors, come out and play Rakuten is rapidly growing its presence in the U.S. It acquired shopping rewards company Ebates for $1 billion in 2014, and last year snapped up mobile ordering start-up Curbside . It also announced a new branch of its research institute in San Mateo last April. But the company is still far from a household name — unless your household is full of Golden State Warriors fans. Michael Reaves | Getty Images Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. In 2017, Rakuten signed a three-year deal with the budding NBA dynasty valued at a reported $60 million , which included affixing Rakuten's logo to Warriors' jerseys. "As a global company, I think supporting sports really represents our philosophy," Mikitani said in a video promoting the deal. In a few weeks, Mikitani will get the first true glimpse as to the value and appreciation of his Lyft investment. Sharespost said in a report on Friday that Lyft could command a market cap north of $30 billion, which would value Rakuten's original $300 million stake at close to $4 billion. And though Mikitani and Son are rivals in the ride-hailing market, they could also soon find themselves in a partnership. Rakuten is an investor in Careem, a Dubai-based ride-sharing company that, according to Bloomberg , is in talks to be acquired for $3 billion — by Uber. Anand Sanwal, CEO of data firm CB Insights, said Rakuten has built a big portfolio in the space "without much fanfare." "With Lyft's IPO and Uber's potential purchase of Careem, they're establishing themselves as one of the under-the-radar power players of the emerging mobility space," Sanwal said.

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Slice Technologies Patents

Slice Technologies has filed 31 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Knives
  • Blade weapons
  • Cutting tools
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

12/23/2017

10/5/2021

Knives, Blade weapons, Sewing, Cutting tools, Ceramic materials

Grant

Application Date

12/23/2017

Grant Date

10/5/2021

Title

Related Topics

Knives, Blade weapons, Sewing, Cutting tools, Ceramic materials

Status

Grant

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