Yerdle Uses Tech to Give Old Stuff New Light

April 26, 2014

By Car­olyn Said

After a Yoruban priest blessed Yerdle’s new San Fran­cisco office on Earth Day, he asked the assem­bled employ­ees and friends of the tech startup to sug­gest words that came to mind.

No one men­tioned rev­enue, prof­its or IPO, even though the 10-​​person com­pany had just scored $5 mil­lion in new ven­ture fund­ing on top of an ini­tial $1.7 mil­lion in seed fund­ing when it started 18 months ago. Instead, love and need floated through the air.

Yer­dle, an online mar­ket­place where peo­ple can give and get used stuff for free, sounds like a mod­est entry in the shar­ing econ­omy, the tech­nol­ogy sec­tor that helps peo­ple rent, sell or swap resources.

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