Vietnam-based restaurant tech startup KAMEREO has raised a US$500,000 seed round led by Japanese VC Genesia Ventures and Vietnamese VC Ventures Vietnam.
KAMEREO is a platform that allows restaurants to source and procure essential supplies online. Currently, it has more than 4,000 SKUs on its platform, with over 120 suppliers and around 200 restaurants signed up.
The company was founded by Taku Tanaka, CEO of KAMEREO, who after helping to run Vietnamese restaurant chain Pizza 4P’s as COO, found that the sourcing and purchasing tasks in restaurants involved too much manual work — which caused a lot of inefficiencies.
The startup will use the newly-raised financing to develop more features for the platform and strengthen its customer success team.
“All of purchasing and sourcing tasks in restaurant business are done by people and we believe technology can help a lot to reduce labour cost with transparency and accuracy. Also, there is currently no one-stop platform where restaurants and suppliers can connect even though both are looking for each other,” said KAMEREO, in an official press statement.
“We aim to use technology to solve the inefficiency of purchasing and sourcing, so that all restaurants can focus on their core business, which is to offer the best dining experience for customers. In the future, we are looking to expand our service to other regions and other industries as well,” it added.
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