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Websiteerecyclingcorps.com
Twitter@eRecyclingCorps
CategoryCleanTech
Phone972-573-0300
Employees
Founded2009
DescriptionHandset recycling

Offices

Irving, USA
909 Hidden Ridge Suite 440
Irving, TX, 75038-3813
USA

People

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director
Chairman
Chief Information Officer

Acquisitions

Zone Impact, 2/2012

Funding

TOTAL $140M
FUNDING TOTAL $140M
Series A, 11/2008
RRE Ventures
NGEN Partners
Private Equity, 11/2011
Series B, 12/2011
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
$35M
Series C, 10/2013
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
SJF Ventures
OPENAIR Equity Partners
RRE Ventures
NGEN Partners
Silver Lake Kraftwerk
$105M

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eRecycling Corps

Over 130 million cell phones are replaced every year in the United States, yet only 10 percent of those are recycled. As consumers upgrade, these wireless devices are tossed into a desk drawer or closet where a valuable piece of electronics and engineering waste away. Based on EPA estimates, over a billion replaced wireless phones have accumulated in households across the US and will likely end up in landfills rather than being reused or recycled.

We started eRecyclingCorps to aggressively attack the problem of e-waste.

Our approach is simple: recognize the value of these devices, offer incentives in exchange/trade, and establish a global after-market to support the reuse of wireless phones. eRecyclingCorps is pioneering the establishment of large-scale wireless phone buy-back programs in a way that is highly scalable yet also recognizes the unique needs of companies and their customers.

Since launching in 2009, ERC has collected millions of devices and will substantially change the habits of people when it comes to responsibly handling of wireless devices. eRecyclingCorps was conceived by wireless and retail industry experts who understand how to build and deploy industrial strength and carrier grade processes and systems. OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital firm focused on investing in the mobile/wireless ecosystem was the founding investor - www.openairep.com

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Sources

  1. eRecyclingCorps buys Belgium's Zone Impact (telecompaper.com) [edit]
  2. RRE Ventures Source [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. eRecyclingCorps Raises $35M From Kleiner Perkins To Attack The E-Waste Problem (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. eRecycling Raises $105M in Series C Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
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