Fresco, formerly Drop, is the leading smart kitchen tech company specializing in recipe and kitchen appliance technology to connect the whole cooking journey.

Fresco is the platform where appliance brands, publishers and grocers come together to inspire and guide everyday cooks at home.

Fresco was co-founded in 2012 by Ben Harris, Jack Phelan, Jonny McCauley, and Tim Redfern. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with teams located globally in Spain and the US.


Fresco has created a platform that enables home cooks and bakers to connect their favourite recipes with smart appliances in their kitchens. Once users connect their smart appliances to their Fresco profile, the platform will adjust the recipes based on the owned appliances.


Fresco's cross-brand platform, Fresco KitchenOS, can control smart appliances from a variety of well-known brands such as Kenwood, Bosch, LG Electronics and Thermomix. The Fresco app can also be used to help cooks access recipes.


Fresco can be used to control dozens of different appliance models from brands like Bosch, Electrolux, GE Appliances, Kenwood and LG Electronics.


Fresco is backed by Alpha Edison, Instant Brands, Vorwerk, Alsop Louie Partners, Richmond Market Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, Act Venture Capital, Digital Irish Angels, and others. The company raised $20M in Series B round on Apr 21, 2022. This brings Fresco's total funding to $44.9M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $44.9M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Dublin
  • State: Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
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