May Al-Karooni

Founder & CEO Globechain

Reducing Waste With A Reuse Marketplace - May Al-Karooni of Globechain

Jun 20, 2019
May Al-Karooni

Reducing Waste With A Reuse Marketplace

May Al-Karooni is the Founder & CEO of Globechain, a reuse marketplace for companies to list unneeded items. All items are free to collect.


  • Seeing furniture go to landfill
  • Businesses have to make money from day one
  • Big volumes of construction material and obsolete stock
  • Behaviour change and audit of items
  • Social and environmental impact data vs waste date
  • Different interest from SMEs, corporates and charities
  • How May started from a single founder into getting into different locations
  • Reuse and being part of the circular economy
  • Putting your personality into your business

Useful links:
Globechain - https://www.globechain.com/
May Al-Karooni's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/may-al-karooni-25b4407/

Time Stamp:
[01:00] Moving office when still working in banking
[02:50] Business model of Globechain
[04:30] Customer journey on Globechain
[05:00] ESG impact data vs waste data
[06:30] Why SMEs are commercially driven
[07:00] Connecting big corporates and charities
[09:00] Picking up corporate clients for a global retailer
[10:00] Moving from a founder to raising a Series A
[13:00] Why year 2 was the hardest year
[15:00] Ikea and the rental business model
[17:30] Founders addressing unsexy industries
[19:10] Vision of Globechain

Listen to this episode now:

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/bg/podcast/40-may-al-karooni-globechain-reducing-waste-reuse-marketplace/id1290523873?i=1000442231816

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JNQJrl06QkyHYbtMkSB4g

Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5Mjk5ODAucnNz&episode=dGFnOmF1ZGlvYm9vbS5jb20sMjAxOS0wNi0yMDovcG9zdHMvNzI5NTA3Ng