the Future of Trade-Ins

Transforming trade-in experiences and helping operators reach 1-for-1 device circularity.

We make trade-ins… great.

With Pandas new services, mobile network operators and retailers can provide seamless and enjoyable smartphone trade-ins to their customers.

We are on a mission to reimagine trade-in programs with cutting-edge technology and behavioral science. We strive to help our customers achieve 1-for-1 device circularity, fostering a sustainable future where for every new smartphone purchased, one is traded in.

Read our manifesto

Driven by cutting-edge technology

Creating technology that shapes the future of buybacks through accurate grading, ease of use, and intuitive user experience.

A grading engine system

powered by AI & human intelligence

We unlock a 360° method of grading through our AI and human system. Millions of data points, train and refine our internal intelligence. Every evaluation, every feedback, every transaction - all accelerate the learning trajectory optimizing grading precision on every smartphone.

A leading suite of products

for the optimal user experience

We engineer software and hardware solutions to repair what we believe is broken in the industry - the trade-in user experience. From online to in-store, we‘re redefining the trade-in journey to feel intuitive, easy and fun in every user touch point.

Who’s leading Pandas

A leadership team with deep trade-in experience, industry insights, and a shared vision for trade-ins that are effortless, sustainable, and profitable.

Fanis Koutouvelis

Founder & CEO

Fanis Koutouvelis founder and CEO

Marni Walden

Board Member

Marni Walden

Grant Burton

Chief Operations Officer

Grant Burton Chief Operations Officer

Jarrod Hammes

VP Product

Jarrod Hammes

Pascal Coenen

Head of Revenue

Pascal Coenen Head of Revenue

Nikos Tzamos


Nikos Tzamos CTO

Nikolas Fotilas

VP Business Development

Nikolas Fotilas

Alkis Choidas

VP Commercial Operations

Alkis Choidas VP Commercial Operations

Backed by mobile industry and innovation experts

Lead Investors

Marcelo Claure
former CEO of Sprint and current board memberT-Mobile
DST Global
Early investor Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb

Angel Investors

Marni Walden
former COOVerizon
Michael Ritter
former CMOVerizon
Laurel Bowden
Partner83 North
Paolo Dal Pinoe
former CMOTelecom Italia

Helping our people thrive.

We believe that innovation is only possible within a culture of respect and inspiration. That’s why we take extra care in ensuring that all members of our team work in an environment, where they can bring their best selves.

We are mission-driven and work with a purpose in everything we do. We also offer an array of benefits to all our employees such as competitive compensation, private health insurance, the best software and hardware, a gym membership and a personal self-development budget.


Join the Pandas mission

...and shape the future of trade-in with us.

We are a group of restless thinkers, guided by our shared desire to build and grow revolutionary products that will change how we treat tech, and our planet.

If your heart beats reading these lines, we want to get to know you.

A great environment to do your best work and grow

Competitive full-time

A lot of extra benefits and opportunities

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Level up your trade-in game with Pandas.