Paris, Île-de-France, France métropolitaine, France
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LA PATISSERIE NUMERIQUE – THE DIGITAL PATISSERIE

About my Start-up

The Digital Patisserie is revolutionizing the way chefs make desserts. Our aim is to free up time for professionals so they may focus on taste and creativity. Based on new patented 3d printing technology, we provide intermediary products that dramatically improve production efficiency in the kitchen lab. By revamping food waste, we also offer a new usage for leftovers. Created by a serial entrepreneur, we are a team of engineers, designers, and chefs and we work hand in hand to offer new recipes, shapes, and techniques to allow chefs to compose new gourmet experiences.

Why your idea is a “winner"?:

We are a team of engineers and pastry chefs that have created the sole and unique 3D printer capable to create any shape for any type of dough without additives. We are capable of giving back control of the taste to the final user, something crucial for every chef around the world.
By creating a defensible technology platform that includes machines, materials, and software, we are controlling extensively the value chain, and organizing an attractive margin repartition between us and the final user, in comparison with traditional food industry systems.
The profitability of our business model lowers the risk, we plan to be breakeven only with 500 printers deployed.

What is your current or intended business/revenue model?:

Our business model is built on 3 pillars
- renting the 3d printer for an affordable fee (500 €/month) that will cover in 1 year the production costs
- selling the consumables for the matrix. For the artisan version, this means a monthly turnover of 2000 €/month
- a smartphone app offering free and premium content.
On a 5-year time value, that means a gross margin of 85k€ par device.We

Do you have any Patent or IP registered (related to the solution that you are looking for an investment)?:

We have filled the first patent on our process in early 2022 and are currently working on finalizing 2 other patents regarding mechanical systems of the device
We have developed a strong know-how in the formulation of the matrix and are planning to open in the future a marketplace of materials that can be provided by chefs/ industrial ingredients providers. Finally, our content app enables us to control the value chains regarding 3d designs and recipes, solving a strong IP pain point for our clients.

Has your technology already been implemented in any field/sector?:

We have already built an industrial version of our 3d printer that is working on our own 3d printing farm in Normandy. We are currently building 10+ units that will be deployed in our investor's lab or in bakeries/restaurants as beta-testers. They will help us to debug and get the platform bulletproof for any pastry chef.
We have also signed a co-development contract for a large-scale version of our machine with one of the French food industry leaders for producing soft cakes.

Which market and customer need(s)/problem(s) is (are) your products(s)/service(s) going to solve?:

We have designed the 3d printer so it could automatize low-value added steps in pastry production, and that requires a lot of time. By creating any shape of cookies or soft cakes, we reduce the time for assembly, the need for intermediary freezing steps, and investments into molds. We have calculated that we improve the profitability by 26% for an average bakery in France.
As pastry chefs, we know that this innovation would only be accepted by our clients if they have total control over the taste, the texture, and the recipe of the printed part. And we are the sole 3d food printer successfully meeting the chef's requests, even the most demanding.
We help the chefs to produce locally, efficiently, and in a sustainable way.
From a broader perspective, we disrupt the food industry supply chain by promoting decentralized production, reducing inventory needs, and offering difficult-to-manufacture desserts accessible to all.

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