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Gazelle

Israel Ganot, CEO
Allston, Mass.

No. 35
2010 Revenue: $21.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 5,753%

Israel Ganot had the idea in San Francisco in 2006, when he tried to recycle two Blackberries and was told he had to pay a fee. In Boston, perhaps not at the same time but nearly, Rousseau Aurelien had the same idea when he encountered a statistic that told him that more than 40 million computers are trashed each year. When Ganot moved to Boston later that year, the two met by chance and decided to found Gazelle, which now recycles more than 100,000 gadgets and gizmos a year.