Circular tech firm Alchemy acquires Aussie virtual network firm numobile

Walter Vicente, Chief Executive Officer of Alchemy
Walter Vicente, Chief Executive Officer at Alchemy

Alchemy, the world-renown circular technology specialist, announced that it has acquired the Australian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) fintech numobile for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition marks the next step in Alchemy’s mission to expand its innovative range of services for the circular technology market.

What does numobile bring to Alchemy’s portfolio?

numobile was founded on a simple mission to give consumer electronic devices a new life while saving consumers money. The acquisition will now enable Alchemy to integrate numobile’s ’Device-as-a-Service’ platform into its offer, and provide refreshed technology, through subscription plans, to businesses across the USA, UK, EU, and Asia Pacific.

The new service, which will be known as nupay, will provide Device-as-a-Service and other groundbreaking financing options to make quality technology accessible for both businesses and consumers, while significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the tech sector. As part of the new service, devices can be returned at various stages of the subscription plan, meaning they can be resold or refurbished, and re-introduced into the subscription program pool.

What does the acquisition mean for clients?

Commenting on the acquisition, Walter Vicente, Chief Executive Officer of Alchemy, said: “The combination of numobile’s device subscription capabilities; its competitively priced Telstra Wholesale MVNO rate plans; and Alchemy’s extensive range of refurbished devices will provide consumers with a unique bundle that offers increased affordability and flexibility at a time where many households and businesses are facing significant economic pressures.”

Silke Poortman, CEO at numobile, said: “Joining the Alchemy family will enable numobile to leverage Alchemy’s global footprint; operational scale; and global partnerships to offer our solutions to a much larger customer base. We are thrilled to be part of the Alchemy team and enter a new phase in our growth and ambitions to make circular tech affordable for all.”

“Fostering circularity is the right thing to do – for our planet and to reduce the cost of tech – and we’re committed to finding new ways of innovating in the market,” Poortman added.