The last few months have been a lot of fun at yerdle.
More and more people are using yerdle to save money and reduce waste.
It's still really small, but it's starting to grow quickly.
5,000 new people joined the yerdle community this week. And with more people comes a growing assortment of cameras, camping gear, electronics and a seemingly endless smorgasbord of kitchen items.
Every 60 seconds a new item gets shared on yerdle. It's really quite incredible what's in our collective closets and garages.
We have a big mission: to replace one out of every four new things Americans buy. To reach that mission we need to grow our team, build out new platforms, perhaps even get Hans a faster computer.
We're happy announce that we've closed our A-Round of funding.
We're very proud that every one of our existing institutional investors, The Westly Group, Claremont Creek, Prelude, and Mindful Investors, are continuing on this journey with us, and we are happy to welcome DBL Investors to the adventure.
These institutions are committed to yerdle's larger sustainability mission and have given us assurances that we will be free to continue to run yerdle with its mission as our top objective. We've institutionalized that commitment as a certified California Benefit Corporation.
A lot of people these days think that raising money means success, but to us, that's just a small piece of the puzzle. There's still a lot of hard work ahead and plenty of chances for us to fail.
We feel lucky to work on this challenge together, and luckier still that our experiment is beginning to work.
Thank you so much for giving us a shot.
—Adam, Andy, Carl, Bretlyn, Hugues, Rachel, Monica, Brian, Hans, & Ian
P.S. One last thing: Help us find the the most amazing people for these important roles.