Empowering professionals to save money and the environment

Launched in 2016, Rheaply’s Asset Exchange Manager (AxM) is the easiest way that professionals share materials & resources with anyone in their industry. By connecting leading research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, government, school systems, nonprofits, startups, and other organizations in between, Rheaply is creating a shared economy for innovation.

Recent accolades

SPLC circular economy award

Rheaply wins SPLC Leadership Award for the Advancing the Circular Economy

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council presented its Leadership Award for Advancing the Circular Economy to Rheaply for developing technology to track and manage assets for resale and internal/external transfer. Read more

Rheaply selected into the prestigious MIT’s Solve’s Circular Economy Solver Class of 2019

Rheaply receives $10,000 grant from MIT Solve for cerating circular economy software integrating resource sharing, asset management, disposition & sustainability metrics on a user-friendly platform.. Read more

Rheaply MIT Solve

Rheaply joins class of Techstars Chicago in 2018.

Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world. With selection rates lower than the Ivy League only the best of the best are invited to participate. (Back to school.) Read more

Rheaply has been selected as 1 of 15 rising global founders to tap into Silicon Valley mindset at Blackbox Connect 21.

Blackbox Connect is a highly selective, two-week residential program for global founders looking to hone their craft of entrepreneurship and tap into the Silicon Valley growth mindset (Conjoined Triangles of Success). Read more

Rheaply is chosen for Built In Chicago’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018.

“These companies have the ideas, talent and funding to push Chicago’s tech ecosystem to new heights in 2018 and beyond.” (We’re just getting started.) Read more

Rheaply is selected to be a part of 1871’s inaugural Advanced Member Program.

A dozen companies will participate in the first Advanced Member Program cohort, which will support participating companies with scaling and market expansion. (We’re pretty… AMP’d… about it.) Read more

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Circular Cities Webinar


A continuation of Pyxera Global’s Paradigm Shift webinar series, join us for a webinar moderated by Lauren Phipps of Greenbiz on technology’s role in building locally productive and circular cities.

Circularity20 Keynote


Hear CEO Garry speak on the intersection of neuroscience and the circular economy in his talk at Circularity20, Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies. Garry will speak in front of leaders across a wide range of industries and functions.


Greenbuild 2020: Green Business Summit


Dr. Garry Cooper, will be a keynote speaker during Day 2 of Greenbuild Virtual Expo on September 10. Garry’s talk will precede a panel that outlines the latest developments in smart buildings, decarbonization and circularity that will immediately shape the future of work.

Ignite Webinar with CEO Garry Cooper


Register for the upcoming webinar hosted by Ignite: “Vision, Impact, Sustainability: A No BS Conversation with Garry Cooper”. Business leaders will learn to affect positive change in their organization and strategies to move green initiatives forward 

Chicago Sustainability Task Force 


Garr Punnett, Chief of Staff, will speak briefly about Rheaply’s tech, current work and what the future holds for smart cities in the circular economy during the Chicago Sustainability Task Force Meeting.


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Rheaply Origin Story


Rheaply’s beginnings trace back to when Rheaply’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Garry Cooper, was working towards his PhD in neuroscience at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and contributing to the ongoing Parkinson’s disease drug discovery efforts. During his time at Feinberg, he discovered silos within the university when it came to sharing physical assets. Some departments had a surplus of materials and would discard the excess assets that were perfectly appropriate for reuse. Other departments were using outdated spreadsheets and incomplete listservs to source needed materials from peers, but due to a lack of asset location and quantity knowledge, they purchased new ones instead. This observation sparked the idea for Rheaply, the name of which is a combination of the words “research” and “cheaply”.

Rheaply’s platform, Asset Exchange Manager (AxM)™, makes it easy and efficient for organizations in technology, government, retail, healthcare, and higher education to track and utilize the assets they already have before making a purchasing decision. The platform enables companies to share and sell physical assets within and between organizations.