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The Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Startups

Written by Business Insider
Published: September 23, 2010

87. RecycleBank

Estimated Value: $100 million

Last Year's Rank / Valuation: N/A

Business: Clean Technology

Location: New York, New York

More Info: About RecycleBank

CEO: Jonathan Hsu

Investors: RRE Ventures, Sigma Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, The Westly Group

Analysis: RecycleBank partners with cities and haulers to reward households for recycling. Households then earn RecycleBank Points that can be used to shop at participating businesses. The company is rumored to generate about $10 million in sales this year. Given the geographic and user growth potential coupled with the environmental impact, we apply a 10x multiple to get a valuation of $100 million.

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