Is Zume the next Theranos ?

May 7 19 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 19 Comments
  • Workday / Product f35
    Read that as Thanos. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    May 7 2
    • Bose sockerfan
      Me too
      May 7
    • Microsoft
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      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 6
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      I thought of Zume Pizza as well
      May 7
    • Oracle lHEA77
      uh, it literally is Zume Pizza, it's the same company
      May 8
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      I see, zume pizza is a scam. Canโ€™t beat big boys. Even sharks canโ€™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
  • 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
  • New / Eng
    gerhardt

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    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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      And Iron Man was better than Thanos. Whatโ€™s your point?
      May 8
  • 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

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