Grover is the global leader in technology rentals, enabling people to subscribe to tech products monthly instead of buying them. Founded in 2015 by Michael Cassau, Grover’s mission is to make exceptional technology more accessible, because technology is a basic human right. With Grover, subscribers get access to a wide range of over 5,000 tech products, including smartphones, laptops, virtual reality (VR) gear, wearables and smart home appliances on a flexible monthly rental basis. Grover’s service allows its users to keep, switch, buy, or return products depending on their individual needs and budget. Rentals are available in the U.S., Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Spain at GROVER.COM, as well as in Germany through Grover’s online and offline partner network, including Europe’s leading electronics retail group, MediaMarktSaturn. Grover is a pioneer in the advancement of the circular economy. Its business model of renting out tech products to several users across their life cycle allows maximum value to be extracted from each product and reduces e-waste. Grover has circulated 1 million devices in total. With total funding of around €1.3 billion to date and 600 employees, Grover is one of the fastest-growing scaleups in Europe.
Founded by Hermann Frank and Dennis Bauer in 2020, Gigs was born from the belief that connectivity will be a key to unlock the next wave of innovation. The company launched with an API and white-label product that allows businesses to create branded checkout flows to offer phone and data subscriptions to their users. Today, Gigs offers a broad set of features - including payments and analytics - to customers through a unified platform and simple API. Gigs is backed by Google, Y Combinator and prominent business angels and investors such as Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber. The company currently employs over 40 people in the US and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.gigs.com.
Global Communications Director at Grover
Head of Communications at Gigs