Fast Company Names Phonecheck in 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023

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The certification company powering the used device market joins the ranks of brands such as NASA, Disney, Spotify and AirBnB for making positive change

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The industry looks to Phonecheck for trusted certification which is vital to the success of the used device market

Phonecheck is making the future of refurbished device resale more reliable and more sustainable than ever.

Phonecheck has been named in Fast Company’s 2023 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. This year’s list highlights businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These 50 companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. Phonecheck stands in the top 10 of this year’s Consumer Electronics category, being recognized for building trust in the rapidly growing resale market for used devices.

“This accolade is a validation of our approach and a reflection of our ongoing commitment to innovation. We will continue to invest in research and development, explore new technologies and work tirelessly to create the best possible solutions for our customers and partners, helping to build the global market for renewed tech.” said Phonecheck CEO, Chris Sabeti. “The industry looks to Phonecheck for trusted certification, which is vital to the success of the used device market.”

Phonecheck partners with a growing number of refurbished marketplaces to provide certification for sought-after shopping categories, which include Amazon Renewed, Back Market, eBay Refurbished, Swappa and more, enabling a higher level of quality control and authenticity that shoppers can trust. Phonecheck adds confidence to the used and refurbished phone shopping experience, and is relied on by device processors and resellers to optimize sales margins and reduce returns. Phonecheck is making the future of refurbished device resale more reliable and more sustainable than ever.

The company has grown from an industry-trusted phone diagnostic testing solution into a global certification provider for smartphones, Apple Watches and tablets with development plans for a slew of additional connected devices to follow. In 2022 the Phonecheck Robot was unveiled. The fully-automated, AI-enabled inspection machine includes patented software and certified erasure with high-performing robotics to provide fast, unbiased device evaluation, for the most efficient and objective certification available to enterprise customers.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the companies making the biggest strides around the globe. They also judged nominations received through their application process. The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides a firsthand look at the inspiring and innovative efforts of companies across all sectors of the economy.

“What a strange and thrilling year it has been to honor this year’s Most Innovative Companies. This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2023) is available online, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 14.

Phonecheck is on a mission to build trust between buyers and sellers of used devices. With an 80-point certification, ADISA-certified data wipe process and consumer-friendly Device History Report, Phonecheck is trusted by leading enterprise device processors and global marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Back Market to certify used devices at scale. By looking for the Phonecheck Certified logo, buyers can shop with confidence and transparency. Learn more at

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at

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