Advisory Role — Gimme
Gimme is a startup that is using proprietary BLE keys to enable vending machines to wirelessly communicate sales data to a rugged iPad interface and cloud back-end services.
Gimme delivers many benefits to vending operators, including:
- Increased Sales
- Elimination of broken hardware (cables and handhelds)
- Route Driver efficiencies using real time data
Using Gimme, vending route drivers can rely on real-time data while in the field and send back fresh data every time they service a machine. This functionality enables operators to have better control over product management. Now they know exactly what products need to be replenished at each location and they drivers can take only what they need. This reduces spoilage and saves money, time and fuel consumption.
I provide C-level founder support to Gimme’s founders and also provide occasional technical guidance including part time CTO work. I initially helped the founders develop and source the custom BLE hardware and provided high level guidance on vending functionality and fundraising strategy (though they don’t need much help :-))