refurbed, who have achieved €1bn in GMV in June 2023 since its founding, has announced a $57 million (EUR 54M) investment led by existing investors Evli, C4 and Speedinvest, with significant participation from All Iron and several new backers. This Series C investment brings the total investment since the company’s inception in 2017 to $130 million since the company’s inception in 2017.
With this Series C investment, refurbed will continue to drive its mission to becoming the leading platform for sustainable products and services to empower consumers to purchase refurbished technology in a more accessible, risk-free, and more sustainable manner.
This milestone not only marks a significant achievement for refurbed, but also signals the wider market’s shift towards embracing sustainability in consumer choices. Our scalable business model enables us to both grow profitably and make consumption more sustainable. A win-win for us and our planet.”– Peter Windischhofer, co-founder and CEO, refurbed
Refurbed is the leader in their markets, driving expansion across Europe, including Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, as well as Germany and Austria. The Austrian-born company has experienced exponential growth, while prioritising a shift towards profitability in a volatile market environment. In its inaugural markets – Austria and Germany – refurbed has reached profitability in 2022 ahead of schedule.
Our vision is to increase consumers’ trust in refurbished products. Refurbishment must become the “new normal” and we as consumers must rethink our consumption in order to reduce the impact on the environment.
We are incredibly proud of our exceptional team, a mix of talent nurtured from within and experts we’ve brought in. Their dedication and passion have powered our remarkable journey, turning our dreams into reality. Equally, the network of, and close relationships with, our professional partners across Europe is crucial to supply high-quality, desirable products of multiple product categories.– Kilian Kaminski, Co-founder, refurbed
With sustainability and circularity at the core of its mission and operations, this year refurbed’s impact has been made measurable in collaboration with Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation delivering innovative data to business and wider society. This research has provided concrete data illustrating the efforts of refurbed to create tangible, long-term impact: 160t CO2e, 34bn litres of water and 495t of e-waste that were saved within the 6.5 years that refurbed has been operating. It is thereby directly contributing to accelerating the transition to the circular economy
Back in July, we spoke to Co-founder Kilian Kaminski to discover how they grew to €1bn tech sales:
We are thrilled to announce our participation and support for Refurbed in this $57 million funding round. The exceptional team led by Peter Windischhofer, Kilian Kaminski, and Jürgen Riedl has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to advancing the circular economy in Europe. We are confident that this investment will propel Refurbed to even greater heights in the refurbished electronics market.– Riku Asikainen, founder and Managing Partner, Evli Growth Partners
Many founders looking to scale their companies are met with many hurdles and in light of the challenges many tech companies had to face in 2023, this proved to be a difficult year for many. In this demanding environment, Refurbed not only thrived but also excelled within their sector while also keeping sustainability at the heart of every decision they made along the way. At C4 Ventures, we are excited and proud to play a part in refurbed’s promising journey.– Boris Bakech, Managing Partner, C4 Ventures