How to buy equipment from closing companies?

Credit crunch is causing lots of startups to close their doors. As sad as it is, it raises the question: what happens to the equipment when a startup dies?

Israel’s Peribanu (also known as Hand2Hand) is a second hand marketplace for excess inventory and pre-owned equipment. The idea is dead simple, yet so relevant. The B2B marketplace has an inventory of three million items for sale on a daily basis.  Companies are able to make bids on servers, boards, network switches, computers and every other hardware component you can think of.  Peribanu sellers can upload a list of inventory from excel, and buyers are able to ask questions on specific products.

Peribanu was founded in 2007 by the founder of Cibus, a very active service in Israel that provides a one stop solution for managing office food ordering, by accessing daily menus from restaurants, handling and tracking food orders and managing employee benefits. The company is based in Israel and San Francisco.

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.