Greenlist Selected as a Venture Atlanta 2022 Showcase Company

Atlanta, Ga. | Sep. 20, 2022

greenlist selected Venture Atlanta

Over $6.5B in funding awarded to date; leading tech investment conference continues to select a large and diverse lineup of innovators from the Southeast’s hottest tech markets.

Greenlist announced today that it has been chosen out of a record-breaking 450-plus applicants as one of the top technology companies in the Southeast to be showcased at Venture Atlanta FORWARD 2022 on October 19-20. For 15 years, the annual conference has been selecting the most promising tech companies and bringing in the top investment firms from across the nation to hear them pitch. Venture Atlanta has helped launch more than 700 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, spinning out $17 billion in successful exits. 

“Greenlist is excited to be featured during Venture Atlanta FORWARD 2022. Our groundbreaking technology caught the attention of the panel and we’ll continue the momentum during and after the conference,”
Jess Owens, CEO, Greenlist. 

Greenlist recently launched its first-of-its-kind proprietary software solution that eliminates return shipments back to the warehouse by enabling peer-to-peer returns. This technology was first integrated on clothing retailer Vestique’s website applying a seamless customer experience that saves customers time, retailers money and reduces the environmental impact.

As in previous years, Venture Atlanta FORWARD 2022 is anticipated to be a sold-out event, with over 1,200 entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and business leaders expected to be in attendance. A new venue for this year’s Venture Atlanta—the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree Street—reflects the growing intersection of art and technology. 

“Venture Atlanta has established itself as the authority for recognizing technology innovation across the Southeast and beyond, connecting the best and brightest innovators with top-tier, national investors and other leaders in the tech ecosystem,” said Venture Atlanta CEO Allyson Eman. “We again set a new record with nearly 500 applicants for Venture Atlanta Forward 2022—it’s our most competitive year yet. With an impressive slate of 87 presenting and showcase companies, a record number of sponsors, and a brand-new venue, we’re continuing to raise the bar for what will be our 15th anniversary event.”

Venture Atlanta boasts a roster of highly successful alumni, including CallRail, Car360, Flock Safety, Florence Healthcare, Kabbage, ParkMobile, Pindrop Security, Salesforce Pardot, Salesloft, SingleOps, Stax, and Terminus.  

To learn more visit shopgreenlist.com. For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event, or to view the conference schedule, please visit www.ventureatlanta.org

About Greenlist

Greenlist is a female-founded start-up business that delivers a technology solution for peer-to-peer returns. By streamlining the returns process, Greenlist saves its partner retailers and consumers both time and money while decreasing the negative environmental impact of returns. 

Greenlist Media Contact: David DeCoste, 313-378-1805

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the Southeast’s largest investor showcase helping launch more than 700 companies and raise $6.5 billion in funding to date, the event connects the region’s top entrepreneurs with local and national investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org. For updates, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our blog.

greenlist launches with Vestique

Vestique owners Caroline Dunham (left) and Morgan Lashley (right) with greenlist founder, Jess Owens (center).

Greenlist debuts peer-to-peer return technology with boutique retailer Vestique

City of Falls Church, Va. | Aug. 18, 2022

Start-up Venture – Greenlist Launches Proprietary Peer-To-Peer Return Technology

Greenlist recently debuted its peer-to-peer technology with boutique apparel retailer Vestique

Greenlist’s first-of-its-kind proprietary software solution eliminates return shipments back to the warehouse by enabling peer-to-peer returns. This technology integrates with retailer websites for a seamless customer experience that saves customers time, retailers money and reduces the environmental impact. 

“We are very excited to launch our technology with Vestique. It will revolutionize the way returns are handled while creating a positive impact on their bottom line and the planet. We are grateful for their partnership,” Jess Owens, CEO, Greenlist.

Greenlist signed an agreement with Vestique on March 7, 2022 and debuted its platform on vestique.com on August 8, 2022.   

As soon as we learned about greenlist, we were ready to sign on. The industry has needed something like their peer-to-peer returns for a long time,” Adair Kennedy, Chief Creative Officer, Vestique. 

The retail apparel industry has been struggling to address the increasing number of returned items that are being sent to landfills. Additionally, online shopping has risen from 10.6% in 2020 to 16.6% in 2021 and returns have escalated from $428B in 2020 to $761B in 2021*. These rising levels of returns have negatively impacted the environment by the strain it adds to shipping these items and the logistical impacts it causes retailers.

“I realized that significant growth in online sales and returns was causing stresses on the retail industry and a solution needed to be found. The industry is slow to innovate so I’m thrilled to launch my technology with such a forward-thinking company like Vestique,” stated Owens.

By selecting greenlist on the retailer website, customers may be eligible for a discount since they are choosing to receive their item directly from another consumer shipping it “new with tags.”

“Our customers are environmentally conscious and choose to use companies that are leaders in reducing the impact on our planet’s natural resources,” stated Kennedy.

About Greenlist

Greenlist is a female-founded start-up business that delivers a technology solution for peer-to-peer returns. By streamlining the returns process, Greenlist saves its partner retailers and consumers both time and money while decreasing the negative environmental impact of returns. 

*National Retail Federation and Appriss Retail – Jan. 25, 2022 consumer trends report.

Media Contact: David DeCoste, 313-378-1805

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