Is Zume the next Theranos ?

May 7 26 Comments

Why does a company like Zume even exist ? How in the world do they convince VCs to give them money ?

This is literally what they claim to be.

"Zume is on a quest to be the most powerful source of health and well-being on the planet. To achieve our objective, we must facilitate the provision of wholesome, affordable food on a global scale and in a sustainable manner. We are meeting this challenge by providing the Zume Ratio platform, an end-to-end, scalable solution that reduces the time and distance between clean food sources and dense population centers, using cutting-edge automation and transportation logistics. By developing better tools and processes, we can feed people healthier, sustainably-grown food, delivered fresh and free from chemical stabilization."

Theranos 2.0 in the making ??

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Workday / Product f35
    Read that as Thanos. 🤷‍♂️
    May 7 2
    • Bose sockerfan
      Me too
      May 7
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      Tier 1more
      Read that as Zune
      May 7
  • GM Financial / IT Epiyon
    Theranos 2.0
    May 7 0
  • Apple hakunanaMa
    I thought you meant zume pizza, even thats gonna nose dive
    May 7 7
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      I see, zume pizza is a scam. Can’t beat big boys. Even sharks can’t save them. Blocked their fucking ads on Facebook zillion times but Facebook being Facebook keeps bombarding me
      May 8
    • Oracle lHEA77
      idk, their pizza is pretty good and pretty cheap if you use their coupons
      May 8
    • Oracle lHEA77
      (no idea about their viability as a business though, if that's what you meant by "scam")
      May 8
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      Yeah scam for investors I meant
      May 8
    • Apple philipinef
      As Kevin oreilly says - they are solving some pizza problem which doesn’t exist
      Jun 4
  • Facebook FfEV64
    Why not Juciero 2.0?
    May 7 1
    • OP
      lol ! For those who missed it - "Juicero, a Silicon Valley juicer startup that raised $120m from investors and was widely ridiculed after the $400 machines were revealed to be the equivalent of two hands squeezing a juice box, is shutting down."
      May 7
  • Zume xWRM22
    Having worked at Theranos and now working at Zume, let me tell you that this place is NOTHING like Theranos. Way more transparency, direct access to our CEO, open offices, not siloed in any way. Culture is completely different and way less secretive. Re: Zume Pizza, Pizza was never the end game for Zume, the platform (Zume Forward, Source, Culinary) was/is. ZP is our proof of concept, that our goal of executing against our Purpose statement is a viable business solution. I never saw Theranos try any proof of concept before commercializing their product, they just lied and said it worked, falsified test results to build consumer confidence, but we all know what happened there. At Zume, we pull back the curtain with our customers, show them how the product works; we don't hide anything.

    So if you think Zume is another Theranos....a big thumbs down to that. Far from it!
    Jun 20 3
    • Apple Xbin17
      Lol !!! HR troll !!!!
      Jun 20
    • Zume xWRM22
      @Xbin17, look who's the troll! lol. Naw man...just having lived through the sham that was Theranos and being here now...night and day.
      Jun 21
    • OP
      Is my man Noel still topping the pizza’s ? 😆 Hope he doesn’t get sold with the platform ! Poor guy has a family .. 😆
      Jun 23
  • New / Eng
    gerhardt

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    gerhardtmore
    Why do you think they will be like theranos?
    May 7 2
    • GM Financial / IT Epiyon
      You make a good point; Theranos' problem was that they made a machine which didn't do what they claimed it did.

      This company isn't promising shit.

      I see how you're skeptical about them being Theranos 2.0.
      May 7
    • OP
      Apologies for the Theranos comparison I guess. I feel for the poor engineering folks that are making the decision to actually join here.
      May 11
  • Cisco KdlL31
    Let's be honest. Zune was better than the iPod.
    May 8 1
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      gerhardtmore
      And Iron Man was better than Thanos. What’s your point?
      May 8
  • Amazon / Eng
    coolkid326

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    Amazon, ZUME Pizza
    coolkid326more
    That's a very interesting comparison and I have never thought like this. Basically what we are trying to do is to predict demand, provide high quality and affordable food service, reduce waste and enhance automation.
    Jun 3 1
  • Oracle GG,noTC
    What makes these guys any better than any established supply chain vendor? Having a more limited market isn't a long run advantage last I checked
    May 7 0