We’re on a mission to empower the people behind resource recovery.

Together, we’re putting waste intelligence in the hands of the people recovering, redesigning and regulating the objects we throw away.

What we do (and why)

Our founders on Greyparrot’s technology — and the global waste crisis that drove them to support recycling with AI.

The story so far

  • Feb

    2019

    Greyparrot founded

    Our co-founders combine their 20+ years of AI experience to combat the waste crisis.

  • Apr

    2019

    First prototype

    We test the first ever Greyparrot Analyzer in a S. Korean recovery facility.

  • Oct

    2019

    Greyparrot on the world stage

    Greyparrot takes centre-stage in San Francisco at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield.

  • May

    2020

    Closed $2.2m in funding

    We secure $2.2m in investment and a £500K grant.

  • Jan

    2021

    First commercial unit deployed

    We deployed our first commercial Analyzer Unit in a UK recovery facility.

  • May

    2022

    Closed $11m in funding

    Purpose-driven investors provide $11m in Series A funding.

  • Today

    Today, we identify over 25b waste objects each year. There are now 100+ Greyparrot Analyzer Units across 14+ countries. We are the trusted AI partners for global waste leaders such as Veolia, Suez and Biffa.

We believe in building a future where every piece of waste can be valued as a resource

  • Millions of tonnes of valuable resources are sent to landfills, incinerators, and the natural environment.
  • There is a promising opportunity to reclaim and recover these valuable resources.
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Our mission is to use AI to significantly improve recycling efficiency and decrease the environmental impact of waste

  • We support waste professionals in their effort to sort and recover more material.
  • We guide packaging producers and brands in their effort to design more recyclable products.
  • We inform regulators in their effort to craft targeted, impactful, and practical resource policies.
Sarah

"I'm thrilled to be joining Greyparrot in their effort to improve resource recovery. Their platform is one of the waste sector's most exciting innovations, and I look forward to playing a part in its evolution.”

Sarah Foster,

Chief Revenue Officer at Greyparrot

Anja

“It’s rewarding to know we’re working to keep waste from destroying even more ecosystems around the world, and to have a part to play in that effort."

Anja Prevodnik,

Partnerships Account Manager at Greyparrot

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“We’re at an exciting moment in the transition from a linear to a circular economy. We want to empower all the stakeholders in this new system to make data-driven decisions.”

Mikela Druckman,

CEO and co-Founder of Greyparrot

Our company

  • Our commitment to the planet is mirrored in our name, Greyparrot, inspired by the African bird that imitates human behaviors, much like our AI.
  • We’re a team of 40 people from 15 countries, living and working across the UK and Europe.
  • Founded by serial tech entrepreneurs with decades of experience scaling AI systems globally.
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The Founders

Mikela Druckman
Mikela Druckman

Co-founder & CEO

Ambarish Mitra
Ambarish Mitra

Co-founder & CPO

Nikola Sivacki
Nikola Sivacki

Co-founder and Senior Deep Learning Engineer

Our achievements  

Explore our team's progress in our 2023 wrap-up video.

Our awards

2024 Global Cleantech 100

2024 Global Cleantech 100

World’s top 100 tech companies demonstrating excellence in sustainability

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CITEO

Winners of the 2024 Circular Challenge by CITEO

National Recycling Awards 2023

National Recycling Awards 2023

For the the Innovation in Recycling Equipment and Vehicles category

RECOUP Awards 2023

RECOUP Awards 2023

Best Innovation in Equipment or Technology to Improve the Collection, Sorting, Reprocessing or Re-use of Plastics

National Recycling Awards 2022

National Recycling Awards 2022

Digital Systems Award winner

GoCircular Pass 2022

GoCircular Pass 2022

TheCircularLab quality seal in the field of Circular Economy

PwC Future50 2022

PwC Future50 2022

Net Zero Future 50 UK startups tackling climate change

Most Innovative 2022

Most Innovative 2022

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability Award

Technology Pioneers 2021

Technology Pioneers 2021

One of 100 most promising technology pioneers globally

Top 100 AI companies 2021

Top 100 AI companies 2021

One of the two companies in the newly added 'waste management' category

Europe's 100 Hottest Startups 2021

Europe's 100 Hottest Startups 2021

Top 10 startup for the city of London

Zero Waste Award 2021

Zero Waste Award 2021

Awarded by letsrecycle.com for the waste and recycling category

Europas 2020

Europas 2020

Hottest Climate Tech Startup 2020

AI Innovation Champion 2020

AI Innovation Champion 2020

Chosen from 200+ startups tackling United Nation’s SDGs

TechCrunch Disrupt 2019

TechCrunch Disrupt 2019

Wildcard for the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Backed by investors that share our commitment to the planet

 

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Careers

Want to help us change the way the world manages waste? Explore our open roles to start making an impact.