with May Al-Karooni
May Al-Karooni is the CEO & founder of Globechain, a reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities, small businesses and people to redistribute unneeded items, generating social impact data.
In this episode, May describes the organization’s journey from inception to scaling across multiple countries and continents while providing insight into holding the vision as the founder, building technology platforms, and knowing when and how to seek investors. May shares how last year 5,100,000 kilos were diverted from landfills by being redistributed through Globechain’s 10,000 members, demonstrating the need for being Commercial with a Conscience ®,
May is a global citizen who has previously worked within the investment banking and asset management industry, fundraising monies for venture capital, property and hedge funds for the last 10 years totalling over £120 million in funds raised. In 2015 May set up Globechain after seeing a demand for a new online circular economy within the waste management industry after her own bank employer expressed a need to reuse items in a more collaborative way. In 2019, Globechain launched in Spain, United Arab Emirates, hosted a panel at COP25 Madrid and won multiple awards including May being recognised as one of the Women Leading in Real Estate.
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