MarketOrders Co-Founder meets easyJet Founder!

MarketOrders Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla meets easyJet Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

 

It’s not every day that you bump into a billionaire but trust our co-founder Sukhi to do so!

As many of you may know, a few weeks ago in May Sukhi was invited to Keynote speak at the Digital Enterprise Show (DES) in Madrid, where MarketOrders also walked away with an award for Digital Innovation.

En route to Spain, Sukhi bumped into Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who is a British Cypriot entrepreneur best known for setting up easyJet.

Here is Sukhi’s first-hand account:

No one really likes hanging out at airports but for entrepreneurs, it can be golden time to catch up on emails and social media.

Other times, it’s also great to just wander around the terminal and that is exactly what I decided to do as I waited to board my flight to Madrid to keynote at The Digital Enterprise show (DES).

As I walked past WH Smiths lo and behold I saw a very familiar face! It was a round face with a familiar smile and I could see this person intently perusing the phone charging section of the store.

As an entrepreneur, I have devoured various articles and books on the most successful business people and billionaires in an effort to learn from their journeys.

So when I saw Sir Stelios, I went straight up to him, held out my hand and introduced myself to him. He took one look at me, chuckled and said ‘ You must be an entrepreneur’.

I asked him why he would say that and he said ‘’because it takes one to know one!’’

He was delightful, taking a few minutes to take a photo with me and learn about what I am creating with MarketOrders.

He wished me the very best as we parted ways and said ‘Keep up the great work’.

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MARKETORDERS AMONGST OTHER 5 OTHER COMPANIES THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY OVERFUNDED ON CROWDCUBE.COM – WEEK 23, 2019

Here’s an overview of the businesses that went into overfunding on Crowdcube in the last week.

MarketOrders has been amongst them with impressive achievement of overfunding 92% in just 7 days of being publicly available for investment.

 

MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an award-winning B2B platform that enables independent retail jewellers to buy gold and diamond jewellery directly and seamlessly from international suppliers, giving them access to global designs and assured product quality. The company aims to provide cheaper prices and faster service using innovative technology.

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MARKETORDERS GETS MORE COVERAGE IN THE PRESS FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH ON CROWDCUBE

MarketOrders, which taps blockchain tech to make the jewellery buying process more transparent, has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.com.

Aiming to raise a minimum of £400k, the startup plans to use the funding to officially launch its platform. Founded in 2016 by Sukhi Jutla (pictured above) and Ram Krishnna Rao, it is looking to transform the way in which independent retail jewellers purchase gold and diamond products from suppliers.

The venture has been self-funded to-date and will use this first round of external funding to make a number of strategic tech hires, who will primarily focus on developing the platform, which is currently in beta phase. It will also be able to bring onboard a number of international suppliers and invest significantly in marketing.

Rao comments: “Having worked on a number of jewellery ventures in the past, I feel confident that we’ve got a strong business model in MarketOrders. There was a clear gap in the market for an online marketplace that provides independents with superior buying benefits, and we’re excited to roll the platform out to more retailers and suppliers in the coming months.”

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