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Your personal food concierge

RE-INVENT THE MUNDANE

Unloved, unnoticed things in our everyday lives hold potential for significantinnovation

RE-INVENT THE MUNDANE

Restaurant menu:Mundane and unchanged

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Inspired by the Nest thermostat, 2 years ago I started to think about re-inventing menus.Menu is an everyday tool that hasn't changed in 100 years, and is rather ineffective! 9 out of 10 people need help with their menu: asking waiters "what's popular?", looking to other tables or looking up pictures on Yelp to see what dishes look like, ...Over the past 2 years, this evolved into a bigger question....

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What should I eat next?

This is mankind's oldest question

PROBLEM

Culinary preferences

Nutritional & medical

Budget

Time & effort

Taste palete, desire for variety (avoiding repeat of recent meals), ...

Availability,ease of access, logistical considerations ...

Allergies, diet, health & fitness goals, ...

Cost constraints, frequency of eating out, ...

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3 times per day

UNHEALTHY FOOD CHOICES

DECISION FATIGUE

A hyper-personalized* menu that's with you all the time

SOLUTION

Slyce aggregates all nearby available menus, combined with nutritional data and user personal information, to curate and recommend healthy & delightful meal choices

* Hyper-personalization offers awareness of user context(e.g., recent activities, time of day, weather, recent meals, etc.)

●Find best local dishes, tailored to you

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

● Considerhealth & nutritional info

Dishes are rated by how healthy they are, their calories, nutrient and well-being attributes.

● Don't order a dish you'll regret

When at a restaurant, automatically receive personalized recommendations for dishes you’ll enjoy the most, find out the popular choices amongst friends and restaurant guests, and get notified if a dish contains ingredients that you don’t like or are allergic to.

● See what dishes look like

Before placing an order, point your phone at the menu and get details, see photographs, read reviews and health/nutritional ratings, and more for a given dish.

● Don't forget your favorites

Create a personal dish repository, so you can share with friends and remember your favorites.

BENEFITS

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

There are over 100,000 dishes within a six miles radius of 30% of US population. Slyce’s recommendation AI helps you uncover a treasure trove of new food experiences.

Restaurant recommenation (Yelp)

Personalized food recommendation (Slyce)

PROTOTYPE

Decide your next meal

Typical menu

Personalized menu

It takes >5 minutes for a guest to decide their order using a standard (text-based) menu.With Slyce's personalized & visual menu, it takesless than 1 minute!

Decide your order

PROTOTYPE

It takes >5 minutes for a guest to decide their order using a standard (text-based) menu.With Slyce's personalized & visual menu, it takes less than 1 minute!

Analog

Personal

Digital

EVOLUTION OF CONSUMER HABIT

Day-to-day experiences aregettingpersonalized(e.g.,Music, news, shopping, video, ...)It's time to change how we make the most important daily decision: "What should I eat next?"

Our story (start over)

Why now

How it works

The team

Competition & defensibility

Business plan & operations

Fundraising

LEARN MORE

Local Data

Menu Data

User Data

Food Photos

Foursquare API, Google Places, etc.

Novel algorithms used tomatch photos to menu items

Restaurant menus available via API's (e.g., SinglePlatform)

A taste profile based on user data & behavior

HOW IT WORKS

e.g. searches, check-ins, wearable...

WHY NOW

Personalization & AI

Data

Access

Daily consumer activities are increasingly personalized:

Necessary data exists now:

Multiple competing platforms have aggregated similar data and opened access via API's

Local & ratingsDigitized menusHigh quality photos

Shopping

Social/news feeds

Food

Music/video streaming

(20% of Instagram is food)

TEAM

Ali Kashani, Ph.D.Product, Data Science

Soroush NorouziFull-stack Engineer, Hacker

Oren ShklarskyMachine Learning, Backend

Pear VC – EIRNeurio – Cofounder, CTO, Product/UX. Consumer App NPS: +50UBC – Ph.D. in Robotics & Vision AlgorithmsNSERC Graham Bell Scholar6 pending algorithm patents

Neurio – Software EngineerSimon Fraser Univ. – M.Sc. in MechatronicsUniversity of Tehran – B.Sc. in Engineering

D-Wave – Algorithmic Software EngNeurio – Data Scientist & Backend EngSimon Fraser University – M.Sc. in CSUniversity of Toronto – B.Sc. in CS & Math

ADVISORS

Ario JafarzadehConsumer, UX

Noosheen HashemiFood & Health, Ops

Touraj ParangSMB, Strategy

King – Global UX DirectorAmazon/Google/Microsoft – Sr UX Designer (Youtube, Chrome, Google+, Gmail, Kindle Fire)U. W. – MSc, Human Centered Design

Board Member – Atheer (AR), Radius (data analytics), UpCounsel (marketplace), ...VP Sales & Mkt – OracleStanford GSB

P Corp Dev – GoDaddyOperating Partner – PearSerial Entrepreneur – Jaxtr (consumer VoIP), UpCounsel (marketplace), Webs (SMB)J.D., Law – Yale

Norberto GuimaraesPersonalization, AI, Product

Google – Product Manager(Google Play & YouTube recommendations)Clever Sense – VP Product (Acquired by Google)U Berkeley HSB – MBA

Ugur KanerConsumer, UX

Memebox – VP ProductEat Mentor – Co-founderSAP – UX Designer