„Ocado Group’s ventures arm led the £7m seed round with an equity investment of £4.75m for 18% of the company and will take a seat on the board
Karakuri’s unique IP centres around a new machine which automates the assembly of ready-to-eat meals in the fast, casual, healthy food sector.
The machine can be used in the assembly of all boxed meals, using a configurable, modular design which can easily be installed in-store or in “dark kitchens”, and can aggregate up to 48 food items to create a wide range of food-to-go options.
The investment in Karakuri gives Ocado the opportunity to expand its value proposition in grocery, especially through Ocado Zoom, our new immediacy offer, and also provides our Ocado Solutions partners with innovative answers to the challenges of building a strong and profitable food delivery business.
Ocado expects to take delivery of the first of these automated machines in the second half of 2019.“
Ausführlich hatten wir uns mit Ocado in den Exchanges #218 befasst:
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