03 April 2014 Frank Muscarello

That Feeling When You Return from Google Demo Day with $100k from Steve Case

Pinch us, this is real.

Now that we’re past the nerves of pitching MarkITx to a room full of Silicon Valley investors, we can exhale and reflect on the whirlwind that has been the past few days.

As I told our friends over at Built in Chicago, Ben and I are still coming down from the adrenaline rush. Spending time with like-minded entrepreneurs who have the same fire in their bellies as we do reminded us that we are not alone in our quest to change the world.

BkOlz4lIcAEz2As.jpg I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m even more amped up that I normally am to share the MarkITx story (which is saying a lot if you know me). After all, what’s more fun than telling businesses they are sitting on a pile of money in the form of their used IT hardware and we have a simple method to help them recoup it?

We cannot wait for what the future holds and the level of disruption we are bringing to a big fragmented space to change the way the world trades IT.

It’s pretty amazing that someone like Steve Case was so inspired, he invested $100k on the spot to all 10 companies. We share this win with our friends at WeDeliver and the other 8 companies who I can confidently say are sharing the same feeling we are today.

You can watch our pitch here.

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