An Interview with Kilian Kaminski, co-founder and CEO of the Austrian start-up refurbed as well as one of FORBES’ “30 under 30” European entrepreneurs, about the FUTURE OF WORK.
True to their slogan “like new – only better”, Kilian and his team have revolutionised sustainable shopping, offering fully refurbished electronic devices that are up to 40% cheaper compared to new ones. Besides this, refurbed promise to plant a tree for every purchased device. Their concept has been a proven success, as refurbed has become the fastest growing online marketplace for refurbished products in the entire DACH region.
“At refurbed we are working for a purpose – every day we are doing our part to make the world a better place with refurbished products. This purpose driven mentality creates this unique positive atmosphere, where colleagues are one big refurbed family”, says Kilian.
Born and raised in Hamburg, Kilian studied communication and business administration in Hamburg, Shanghai & London, before becoming the Head of Amazon’s Certified Refurbished Program and the Key Account Manager of their largest German electronics retailers. Then in 2017, together with Jürgen Riedl and Peter Windischhofer, Kilian founded refurbed in Vienna.