To fund the development of greener technology for mobile phone repairs, Rebel Tech has raised €1.5 million. The Berlin startup says its laser can detach smartphone screens from glass at a tenth of the cost (both financially and environmentally) of conventional methods.
To further develop their tools and solutions for electronics repair, Berlin-based startup Rebel Tech has raised €1.5 million in a Pre-Seed fundraising round. Unlike the current industry standard, which may cost up to €700, Rebel Tech says that their laser can remove the glass from the electronic display of a smartphone for about €39.
The investors who participated in this round of funding are as follows: Planet Fund, Voyagers Climate Fund, Satgana, G-Force, Founders Factory, and Magic Fund.
Rebel Tech’s CEO and co-founder Jack De Santis shares his views
Rebel Tech’s CEO and co-founder Jack De Santis has stated that the company’s long-term goal is to provide repair services for a wider variety of electrical devices than simply smartphones. These might range from laptops to electric vehicles. While efforts are being made to improve the EV charging infrastructure, the repair element is typically disregarded because the typical mechanic is not trained to deal with hardware technical problems. When it comes to capitalising on this enormous market opening, The copmany is ahead of the curve.
De Santis is overjoyed about the funding since it will help the company expand rapidly and further disrupt the repair sector. Increasing the average lifespan of electronic devices, decreasing the demand for production and new purchases, and combating the overall amount of e-waste generated and sent to landfills are all goals that align with our dedication to developing solutions at scale and drastically reducing the cost of repair. Repairing electronics postpones the inevitable day when new ones will have to be produced.
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