Mark Bowles, left, and Tom Tullie of ecoATM knocked on the doors of about 50 venture capital groups when lining up funding for their company that produces kiosks that recycle used cell phones and other electronic devices.

Mark Bowles, left, and Tom Tullie of ecoATM knocked on the doors of about 50 venture capital groups when lining up funding for their company that produces kiosks that recycle used cell phones and other electronic devices. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

Two-year-old ecoATM recently arranged a yet undisclosed multimillion-dollar investment from a syndicate of three venture capital firms in a process that took about a year...

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