Project Description

Riga, Latvia
Established in 2019

Company Teaser

Kedeon makes grocery delivery more secure, transparent and trusted. It provides a solution that protects the brand image and reputation of the delivery services and helps to boost consumer trust and confidence. It helps to prevent the major health risks from food spoilage that are caused by cold chain temperature breaches during the last-mile delivery of perishable food products. The platform allows grocery delivery services to utilize purpose-built IoT sensors that enable real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as to provide transparent delivery information to consumers.

Kedeon & BlockStart

Food spoilage can happen at any stage of the supply chain, this way causing huge economic losses, and hospitalizations, which leads to reduced customer trust and lawsuits (e.g. “Wilke” meat product scandal). An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year. With the surge of the popularity of grocery delivery services, a high risk of potential temperature breaches during the last-mile delivery process arises, especially if different vehicles and independent contractors are used for the delivery process.
Kedeon aims to create a platform to extend effective and data-driven cold chain oversight and monitoring to the last-mile delivery of perishable food products. The use of IoT sensors will allow gathering valuable data that affects food quality, such as UV light, temperature, humidity and CO2 measurements. The delivery information and sensor measurements will be recorded on a blockchain, providing tamper-proof monitoring. Moreover, it will enable end-customers to verify the food quality data themselves, this way helping them to trust the safety of the delivery services.

Meet the team

Kristaps Mikasenoks (COO)
Worked for a Techstars funded company and participated in the initial batch of the 500 Startups blockchain program. Previously lead expert at the Ministry of Finance of Latvia.

Ronalds Sovas (CTO)
Born hacker, built 4 hardware products, and 50+ software projects. Previously advisor and mentor to 10+ Latvian start-up companies about software and hardware development.

Reinis Skorovs (CEO)
Alumni of Techstars and the 500 Startups blockchain program, co-founder of “#1 most innovative company” in Georgia. Previously published research on decentralized IoT systems.

Funding received under BlockStart: € 1,000 (Ideation Kick-off)