Appointments follow a $2 million capital raise tracing back to the company’s first customer.
FISHERS, August 31, 2023 – Mobile reCell, the pioneer of software-driven recovery for corporate-owned IT assets, announced today that serial entrepreneur Scott Kraege and telecom industry veteran leader Alex Paskoff joined its board of directors. Mark Gramelspacher joined as an observer.
The appointments follow Mobile reCell’s recent $2 million investment from Ivy Ventures and Elevate Ventures. The financing round will help fuel the continued growth of Mobile reCell’s team and enterprise technology.
“We’re honored to have such knowledgeable and forward-looking industry leaders join our team,” said Mobile reCell Founder and CEO Ben Jones. “We expect their input will have a huge impact in helping us expand while staying even more focused on delivering exceptional customer experiences.”
Kraege, general partner at Ivy Ventures, is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor with nearly 25 years of experience. The native Hoosier started and scaled teams ranging in size from small startups to a 300+ person private equity-backed growth company. Scott has a proven track record of identifying and supporting entrepreneurs seeking to scale their innovations.
Ivy Venture’s investment is preceded by a history of collaboration with the Mobile reCell team. Mobile reCell’s first customer was MOBI, a managed mobility service provider where Kraege was a co-founder and served as chief executive officer (CEO). Fellow MOBI co-founder and Ivy Ventures network member Joshua Garrett also joins Mobile reCell as an advisor to the executive leadership team.
“Passionate teams and innovation are what I look for, and I see both at Mobile reCell,” said Kraege, whose firm invested half of the $2 million raise. “They’re smart. They know what they’re doing. They put customer satisfaction in their product first, and I expect great things from them.”
Indiana-based Elevate Ventures, perennially the most active venture capital firm in the Great Lakes region and one of the most active in the world, also provided half of the total investment.
Gramelspacher is an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, attorney, and advisor to many businesses. He has formed or helped form dozens of startup operations and acquisitions in manufacturing, distribution, and SaaS verticals. He advises entrepreneurs seeking to scale pre-revenue, pre-profit, and emerging businesses into high-value, high-impact Indiana enterprises.
“Mobile reCell’s innovation provides real value to enterprise customers trying to protect and recycle critical and disparate IT assets. Coupled with the growth of the exceptional team, the company is a prime example of the kind of growth companies we seek to build in Indiana,” shares Mark Gramelspacher, Executive Director of the Smart and Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Fund and Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Elevate Ventures. “Mobile reCell’s solution is centered around software and automation, which is innovative, secure, and supports growth of the circular economy. Mobile reCell is transforming traditional IT asset recovery and disposition operations while delivering a positive environmental impact, something many businesses struggle to deliver simultaneously.”
Paskoff is president of telecom solutions at Telamon Corporation, Indiana’s largest minority-owned business and one of the state’s largest private companies. He is a global operator specializing in solutions for telecommunication networks and industrial assembly. He spent more than three decades in the telecommunications and technology industries, including stints at Ingram Micro Mobility & Lifecycle Services and Brightpoint.
Paskoff also has great expectations for the company’s growth.
“Enterprise businesses know corporate security remains a top priority,” Paskoff said. “In today’s world, maintaining a secure way to track and recover devices that contain corporate data is essential. Mobile reCell is a trusted partner in this mission-critical space, and I’m eager to see their continued success and growth.”
About Mobile reCell
Mobile reCell provides the leading software-driven solution for corporate-owned IT asset recovery. Supported by broad industry expertise and matching services, Mobile reCell helps organizations ensure data security, automate manual processes, recover maximum value, and deliver a sustainable solution. The IT asset recovery platform equips IT leaders and their end users with the resources needed for a smooth and successful recovery process. Mobile reCell’s software provides complete visibility into asset shipment tracking, processing, and a secure logistics chain as it automates the recovery, repurposing, reselling, and recycling of corporate-owned IT assets. Mobile reCell’s success is driven by a commitment to deliver an unparalleled customer experience with unrivaled technology.
To learn more about Mobile reCell’s solutions, visit mobilerecell.com.
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