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Banyan Recycling

Banyan aims to root out inefficiencies in India’s recycling value chain by innovating in all aspects from pre-sorting & collection to post-sorting & processing

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
  • Employees 35
  • Website

Company Summary

Banyan is a high technology social venture that aims to root out inefficiencies in the India’s recycling value chain by innovating in all aspects from pre-sorting and collection to post-sorting and processing. Banyan offers its suppliers (townships, small-medium businesses & large corporations) pickup service for their recyclables & rewards them with points redeemable for coupons or cash. Processed recyclates are sold to reprocessors & producers.


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    Mani Vajipeyajula
    Founder and CEO

    Dual MBAs from UC Berkeley (Haas) and Columbia Business Schools. BS/MS, Electrical Engineering. Spent 10+ years at Qualcomm building and managing large cross-functional teams in the design, development, testing and commercialization of mobile technologies including chipsets for Apple iPad and iPhone product lines. Lives in Hyderabad working full time on Banyan. Leads overall company vision, strategy and operations.

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    Raj Madangopal
    Co-Founder and CIO

    BS/MS, Mechanical Engineering Spent 7 years at Voltari designing and building large-scale mobile portals and marketplaces for mobile operators across the globe Has a vast network in Indian politics (family has been in public service for the last 6 decades) and business (deep friendships with Founders and CEOs in verticals as diverse as real estate, healthcare and technology). Leads design and delivery of Banyan’s backbone technology platform.

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    Sushma Bhatia
    Sustainability Consultant

    BS/MS, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay and USC
    MBA Candidate, UC Berkeley (Haas)
    Decade of experience in waste management and sustainability
    Toxics Program Manager for City of San Francisco (SFO)
    Leads SFO’s Green Business Program

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    Ranjith Annepu
    Sustainability Consultant

    Waste Management consultant for the World Bank, Cason Family Foundation, and Clinton Global Initiative. Coordinator of the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) - India at Columbia University Co-Founder, Waste Wise MS, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University


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