Phone-as-a-service pioneer Everphone announces U.S. launch
- After raising $200 million, the startup opens its U.S. headquarters in Miami
Everphone’s U.S. market entry, which follows a $200 million growth financing announced on Dec. 6, 2021, comes at an opportune time: the rise of hybrid work has made it difficult to centrally manage employees’ mobile devices; the U.S.-wide wave of workers voluntarily quitting this year in the wake of the Corona crisis has led companies to focus on employee satisfaction; and concerns about sustainability have led companies to look for innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
“Everphone is targeting efficiency- and climate-conscious companies that want to create a world-class employee experience, and that makes us confident that the U.S. market will quickly embrace our phone-as-a-service model,” said Jan Dzulko, CEO and founder of Everphone.
“By winning over this huge market, we will help make businesses better run, while significantly reducing their carbon footprint and greatly improving the employee experience. In short, Everphone makes digitization simple and sustainable.”Jan Dzulko
For a small monthly fee per user, Everphone procures, configures and distributes smartphones, tablets and laptops. The company also pre-installs mobile device management, apps and high-end mobile security, and handles repairs and replacements. Devices that are no longer needed are recycled by Everphone in a safe and sustainable manner.
Worldwide, Everphone has 200 employees serving more than 1,000 customers and 125,000 devices. In the U.S., the company already has several customers, including mobility provider TIER and delivery service Starship. Everphone plans to target both fast-growing startups and large companies such as EY and Henkel, both of which are already customers in Europe.
Everphone’s U.S. business will be led by general manager Tillmann Schwabe. Schwabe comes to Everphone from CompuGroup Medical, where he developed and implemented sales strategies as vice president of sales. Prior to that, Schwabe spent several years in various leadership positions at IONOS, most recently as Head of International Direct Sales, where he built a global sales team of more than 300 employees. Schwabe began his career in 2000 as founder and co-CEO of an online nutritional supplement retailer.
“Whether it’s meeting the demands of a changing workforce, achieving sustainability goals, or keeping up with the latest technology while remaining secure and compliant, Everphone is perfectly positioned to help U.S. businesses optimize their use of phones, tablets and laptops,” said Schwabe. “We are excited to launch our U.S. expansion from Miami, a diverse city surrounded by top technology talent, growing companies and smart investors.”Tillmann Schwabe, Everphone
“The pandemic, climate regulations and the need to keep up with the latest technology have set off a chain reaction that is forcing companies to thoroughly rethink their tech footprint. Everphone is at the forefront of this evolution. As longtime investors in Everphone, we at AlleyCorp are excited to see the company rapidly expand its U.S. presence and team. There is so much potential here (and abroad) for shared and circular economy models like Everphone to transform the way we work and live. We’re glad to be part of the Everphone story and look forward to its rapid expansion and upcoming impact.”Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of AlleyCorp
Everphone is the one-stop solution for corporate smartphones and tablets. As a leading device-as-a-service provider, Everphone handles device procurement, configuration, management, security, and replacement for businesses and organizations. The time this frees up for clients’ IT teams totals two hours per device. DaaS allows companies and their employees to choose their preferred smartphone from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Google, and Fairphone. Everphone currently manages over a quarter million devices for more than a thousand companies, including international management consultancies and several DAX companies.
Founded in 2016 by Jan Dzulko, the company employs around 300 employees in Berlin, Munich, and Miami. Investors include Alleycorp, ApolloCapital, Cadence Growth Capital, signals Venture Capital, and T.Capital.
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