MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – FILIP JANCZAK, Digital Manager

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Filip Janczak, Digital Manager and key asset to MarketOrders crowdfunding success. 

International background

Filip lived 12 years in Zgierz, Poland, before he moved to London, where he studied Media and Culture at Middlesex university. His network of friends and colleagues helped him start an exciting career within the startups world and motivated him to start his own digital marketing business, Creatos Media, which has won multiple awards.

Passionate about martial arts, Filip also likes to grow companies and develop new ideas, which give him a playground where he can express his creativity and challenge himself. 

His MarketOrders journey

His extensive network also lead Filip to MarketOrders. He explained: “I had known Krystian Ozog, Chief Customer Care Officer of MarketOrders for a long time when he introduced me to the founding team. I immediately liked their vision and ambition, even though they were just starting the business at that time. I’ve been working with the team since.” 

Filip’s role involves digital channels, but not only. Here is how he describes his work: “My role as Digital Manager is to create content, manage the channels and grow the community. I also make sure that we communicate as clearly as possible about the technology we use, which can be intimidating for people outside of technology. Blockchain technology is innovative, untapped, and has great potential, but most people don’t understand it. I’m here to make sure they do.”

Having grown ideas into businesses and international brands, Filip has extensive experience in developing innovative digital campaigns and his skills were crucial to MarketOrders crowdfunding success. 

Co-Founders’ opinion

Sukhi Jutla, Co-Founder & COO: “Filip is thriving with MarketOrders primarily because he understands the fast dynamics involved in startups and is well experienced in this way of working. He consistently brings new ideas and innovative ways of bringing our digital campaigns to life that help the business grow and attract new customers and investors. Filip always brings a smile to his work and always finds solutions – and that’s what makes MarketOrders what it is today. Thank you Filip!”

Ram Krishnna, Co-Founder & CEO: “I have known Filip for many years. He is very a hard-working, dedicated, and reliable person who goes the extra mile to get a job done and doesn’t give up when things get tough. He loves learning new things and he thinks out of the box. He is passionate about what he does. I’m extremely happy that he is part of MarketOrders and he definitely is a great addition to the team !”

Filip’s favourite quote

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”, Albert Einstein.

To get in touch with Filip, add him on LinkedIn now.

Get to know the rest of the team! 

Check out Ram, Sukhi, Gopi, Krys, George, Caroline.

MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – GOPI GOVIND, Chief Technology Officer

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Gopi Govind, MarketOrders Chief Technology Officer. 

Background & Education

Gopi comes from the south of India and started his career in Bangalore. 

Technical Consultant & Solution Architect in the IT industry, Gopi graduated in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University. 

He is also involved in charities and is on the board of the London Tamil Sangam, one of the oldest Tamil organisations in UK. This registered charity, established since 1960, is a voluntary and community organisation based in Manor Park in the London Borough of Newham.

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MORE IMPRESSIVE AWARDS FOR MARKETORDERS AND SUKHI JUTLA

Aquisition International has awarded both MarketOrders and its COO Sukhi Jutla respectively as UK & Best Online B2B Platform Development 2019 – UK 2019 as Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.

 

MarketOrders – Sukhi Jutla

Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – UK & Best Online B2B Platform Development 2019 – UK

2019

Sukhi Jutla is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and author. An experienced technology leader she is pioneering the use of new technologies such as blockchain and was the first author in the world to publish a book using blockchain technology. She is regularly asked for expert opinion in the media and is a regular commentator for many publications about the impact of technology and digital disruption. Sukhi is also an advocate for championing more women into tech careers through her volunteer and ambassadorial work with Women of The Future programme amongst others.

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SUKHI JUTLA LISTED AS NR1 AMONGST “TOP 10 FEMALE TECH ENTREPRENEUR TO WATCH IN 2019” BY ABOUT TIME MAGAZINE

AboutTimeMagazine.co.uk introducing: #SheStartedIt100, definitive list of the top 100 women to watch in the UK 2019.

About Time Magazine says: “We need to do more to promote women in tech; according to a study by PwC, only 15% of employees working in STEM roles in the UK are female, with only 5% of leadership positions in tech held by women.”

At MarketOrders.net we are extremely proud to announce that our Co-founder and COO Sukhi Jutla has been listed as nr1 amongst all other great UK female Tech and Media industry entrepreneurs.

1. Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders

Name: Sukhi Jutla

Age: 35

Profession: Co-Founder and COO of MarketOrders, the jewellery-tech startup that uses blockchain to make gold and diamond jewellery more ethical and transparent.

Her Story: Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of three books. She is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry. She is a leading international speaker, influencer and thought leader in tech and a qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.

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MARKETORDERS CROWDCUBE CAMPAIGN GOES LIVE !!!

MarketOrders, an award-winning B2B marketplace for the gold and diamond jewellery industries, announces it has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.com. Aiming to raise a minimum of £400k, the start-up has already reached 90% of its target through private investment before even going public. The company plans to use the funding to officially launch its platform, which will use blockchain technology to make the gold and diamond jewellery buying process more transparent.

Founded in 2016 by Sukhi Jutla and Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders is on a mission to transform the way in which independent retail jewellers purchase gold and diamond products from suppliers. Specifically, MarketOrders uses technology to ensure jewellers can get the products they need faster, cheaper and directly from global suppliers, while cutting out the middle man.

As the first fully end-to-end B2B marketplace for the jewellery industry, MarketOrders is setting its sights high on the power of blockchain technology to weed out bad actors and money from the jewellery supply chain. As demand for gold jewellery continues to grow – in 2018, 48% of gold demand was consumed as jewellery – this will be critical to ensuring greater transparency at an industry level.

Sukhi Jutla, co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, said: “We’re thrilled to be crowdfunding for MarketOrders, and this funding will make a huge difference as we look to expand our exceptional team and invest heavily in updating our platform. We are passionate about supporting independent retail jewellers, and we strongly believe this marketplace will put the power back into their hands.”

Having been self-funded to-date, this first round of external funding will help MarketOrders grow its offer exponentially. The firm plans on making a number of strategic tech hires, who will primarily focus on developing the platform, which is currently in beta phase. The funding will also enable the start-up to bring on board a number of international suppliers and invest significantly in marketing.

The crowdfunding page is available here  with rewards ranging from discounts on products available through the MarketOrders marketplace, to a limited-edition solid gold 22-carat coin and 22ct jewellery set.

Ram Krishnna Rao, co-founder and CEO of MarketOrders, said: “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.”

MarketOrders and its founder Sukhi Jutla have already won a number of awards, most recently being named as one of the Top 20 ‘Industry Visionaries’ by Outlier Ventures.

 

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MarketOrders awarded at Digital Enterprise Show in Madrid

Our Co-Founders Ram & Sukhi spent 3 days in Madrid at the Digital Enterprise Show (19-21 May 2019), the must-attend event on digital transformation with 26,342 attendees from over 50 countries.

Here is a summary of they’ve been up to:

DAY 1

  • Radio interview with Spain’s Capital Radio
  • Video interview with DES | Digital Enterprise Show
  • Panel talk on how to get more women into technology
  • Book signing event for Sukhi’s book “Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create a Life You Love” where she met with fans and readers
  • Meeting with investors for our crowdfunding campaign

DAY 2

  • Sukhi delivered her Keynote talk in the Inspiration Arena called ”MarketOrders: How you can forge a successful career in blockchain technology.”
  • Sukhi & Ram attended the Gala Dinner Awards in the evening to celebrate the European Digital Mindset Awards where MarketOrders picked up the Finalist award for ‘ BEST 2019 DIGITAL DISRUPTOR IN START-UPS’. The Gala was great fun with fantastic entertainment and great food. Thank you, DES!

DAY 3

  • Sukhi & Ram spent the day meeting with potential investors as there was a lot of support from people and interest in our crowdfunding campaign.
  • They also attended a number of presentations on blockchain including decentralised ledgers, fintech, asset tokenisation and blockchain within governments. It is clear to see that there are still many possibilities unexplored in the blockchain area and it is good to see these conversations taking place.

They look forward to coming back next year!

MARKETORDERS COO GIVING ADVISE TO TECHACEO SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS OWNERS

MARKETORDERS COO AND CO-FOUNDER SUKHI JUTLA HAS BEEN ONE OF 13 ENTREPRENEURS TO REVEAL HOW THEY USE PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR BUSINESS.

 

#11- Build awareness and attract customers

“As a start-up business, resources and funds are always limited at the beginning so it’s important to leverage PR to get the word out about your brand and business. I use PR to build awareness of my business and to attract investors and customers. I do this by contributing to articles in relevant outlets such as business and tech online and print publications, speaking at conferences, creating Press Releases and sharing them with the local press.

Thanks to Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders!”

Click HERE to read the article

MARKETORDERS COO PART OF THE MAYOR NEW SKILLS BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

Mayor unveils new skills business partnership

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a new group of leading figures from across the capital’s businesses who will help him shape London’s skill system to better the needs of the capital’s employers.

His new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership brings together representatives from a range of industries to play an active role in informing future skills provision in London. It will work with the Mayor to help London’s employers access the skills they need today and in the future.

The Partnership will also advise the Mayor on how skills and education provision can help businesses access talent, particularly in response to a range of challenges including Brexit and increasing automation. 

The Mayor will also publish a new Skills and Employment Vision later this year, which will be closely linked to his Local Industrial Strategy (which is due to be published at the same time).

The Business Partnership will play an essential role in shaping both documents, which will set out the next steps for delivering on the Mayor’s priorities, new policies to address emerging challenges, and will make the case for more funding to be devolved to London.

The Mayor believes a city-wide skills system that is responsive to the needs of London’s economy is crucial to meeting the needs of London’s employers and residents. The need for such a system has been made particularly acute given Brexit and the government’s recent Immigration White Paper, both of which risk undermining London’s growth and access to a future pipeline of talent from Europe and around the world.

The Partnership – which met at City Hall for the first time this week – aims to: 

  • improve London’s skills system to better meet the needs of employers, businesses and the London economy
  • increase skills investment and workforce development in London’s industries to meet the demands of the global economy
  • improve information and data on skills needs from employers and ensure the most accurate/reliable data is used to inform skills provision in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “In June 2018, my Skills for Londoners strategy laid out my ambition to create a city for all Londoners, in which everyone can access the skills they need to succeed in a thriving economy. “Involving London’s employers and businesses to meet this ambition is at the heart of this: today I’m delighted to announce my new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, made up of leading figures from businesses of all sizes and sectors, who share my passion for supporting London’s talent. I look forward to working with them as they play a central role in our efforts to maintain London’s global position as a great place to work, invest and grow a business.”

Deputy Mayor for Business and Chair of the Business Partnership, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “It is an honour to chair the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership and to be working with such exceptional business representatives. Our first meeting marks an important step in bringing London’s employers and businesses together, not just to gain a better understanding of the challenges, but also to act collectively to create a diverse and skilled workforce fit for the future.”

Film and TV Executive at Film London, Nahrein Kemp, said: “I am really looking forward to working with the Mayor and his team on skills challenges facing London.  London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and the Mayor’s skills policies and programmes provide an excellent opportunity to influence change and foster collaboration across employers, skills providers and Londoners themselves.” 

Director of People Strategy, Barts Health NHS Trust, Aurea Jones, said: “I welcome the establishment of the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Business Partnership and am pleased to be able to bring the wealth of experience that the NHS has as a major employer to the table.  The Business Partnership will begin a collaborative exchange of knowledge and innovation between employers, particularly as we grapple with the difficult task of navigating the impact of Brexit and the pressures this will place on London’s current and future workforce.

Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MarketOrders, Sukhi Jutla, said: “I am pleased to be a part of the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners Business Partnership. This is great initiative to support London’s employers, including SMEs and micro-businesses, to access the talent and skills they need.

Founder of Optimity, Anthony Impey MBE, said: ‘I welcome the Mayor’s commitment to creating a skills offer that works for both Londoners and employers. I look forward to working with the Partnership to strengthen London’s apprenticeships offer, building skills for London’s future.

 

Click HERE to read the official press release

5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

Buying jewellery is an emotional experience and most times it is being purchased for a special person or a special event.

 

This is why so many jewellery purchases happen in-store rather than online. But this is because no trusted marketplace exists which gives both the customer and retailer confidence to buy and sell online.

 

In the past, most purchases were done instore and the jewellery industry is not usually associated with embracing technology. But this is all changing.

 

At MarketOrders we have seen the trend shifting to embrace technology in the jewellery market.

 

We work hard every day to help our customer, the independent family jeweller to thrive on the high street by using MarketOrders as their technology partner.

 

We do this by leveraging the power of technology which allows our customer to access products globally using our marketplace.

 

For independent retail jewellers to remain  competitive they need two things- incredible designs and lower prices in order to attract customers

 

MarketOrders is helping to create this by becoming the leading marketplace globally to offer the widest choice of products through one secure global jewellery marketplace.

 

Based on our extensive experience and in-depth industry expertise, here are 5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

  1. Customers want to shop more locally

It is a paradox that the more globally connected we become the more locally we tend to shop.

This is good news for the high retail jeweller. Commoditized products like toothpaste and groceries can be bought online but jewellery purchases are emotional and in most cases, customers want to see the product in the store. MarketOrders can help drive customers in store by providing the retailer with the widest choice of products which will attract in-store customers

 

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  1. The high street is NOT dead

The consumer journey typically starts on the mobile device but is increasingly ending up in the physical store. An increasing amount of people actually prefer to go to store. According to new research from Vista Retail Support, 81% of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70% say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what’s new and buy what they like.

 

  1. Technology to drive in-store purchases

The exciting use of technology will entice more consumers inside a store, research from Vista Retail Support showed 61% of consumers would visit regularly to use virtual and augmented reality applications, smart mirrors and interactive gaming. We will see an increasing number of stores offering virtual experiences. Imagine putting on a headset in store to see the mine where your gold and diamonds came from!

 

  1. Customisation & data

Retail jewellers will continue to embrace customisations as they will begin to understand that customers will purchase more when they receive personalised recommendations and offers on smart devices. There will be an increasing trend and need for jewellers to better understand their data.

 

  1. Millennials and Post Millennials drive purchases

This market segment is increasing, has purchasing power and most importantly are digital savvy. They embrace shopping online as well as making the majority of purchases through their smart devices. The jewellery industry will become more mobile optimised as they start to adapt to this new customer who values exciting, transparent and smooth shopping experiences. This generation also values experiences and would come in store if the experience was exciting.

 

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About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. If you are an independent retail jeweller find out more at https://marketorders.net/

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

MarketOrders: 2018 Highlights & Summary

 

2018 has been an incredible journey of both growth and new learnings for the team at MarketOrders. In this post, we share our highlights of 2018 and hope you also enjoy this recap of 2018!

We share our progress, awards won and how we are contributing to a more inclusive and diverse tech community.

 

January

  • MarketOrders accepted into the Mayors of London Business Growth Programme
  • Our co-founder and  COO, Sukhi Jutla spoke at Enterprise Nations Flagship Startup conference

 

 

February

  • Sukhi is accepted onto Hatch’s Female Founders Accelerator Programme backed by JP Morgan for 6 months of business support to propel MarketOrders
  • Sukhi announced as a shortlisted candidate for the Asian Women of Achievements Awards

 

March

  • Sukhi announced as a Top 100 Asian in UK Tech

 

 

April

 

 

May

  • Sukhi announced as a Finalist in the Asian Women of Achievements Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at the Diversity in Tech conference

 

 

June

  • MarketOrders invited to the London Stock Exchange to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Sukhi announced as a winner in the Rising Star Entrepreneur by WeAreTheCity Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at London Blockchain Summit on Retail and blockchain and Women of Silicon Valley conference on raising investment

 

 

 

July

  • Sukhi announced as a top ‘35 woman to Watch’ by Management Today and featured in The Sunday Telegraph
  • MarketOrders beats 20 companies to win 1st prize of £100k investment at the London Blockchain Accelerator
  • MarketOrders speaks at Unbound conference, Department of International Trade on Women In Tech
  • MarketOrders appears on the Women’s Business Radio Show

 

August

  • MarkerOrders featured as a success story after graduating from the London & Partners Programme:

 

 

September

  • MarketOrders speaks at The European Entrepreneur Summit, E-commerce Blockchain Conference and Ministry of Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Sukhi announced as a semi-finalist in the Venus Awards for 2 categories: Influential Woman & Inspirational Women in Tech

 

October

  • Sukhi is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of a nationwide campaign called #OneTechNation to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup. Watch the video here:

 

  • MarketOrders attends an invite-only Roundtable discussion on the impact of Brexit on starts ups in London
  • MarketOrders invited to The London Stock Exchange Studies for an interview on technology trends in the gold industry. Interview coming soon!

 

 

November

  • Sukhi announced a finalist in the Catherine Variety Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • MarketOrders announced a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times & Google beating 4,000 nominations across Europe!
  • MarketOrders announced as a Community Partner for Tech Inclusion at Bloomberg to foster more diversity in tech
  • MarketOrders doubles in team size- welcome to Sinead, Andrew, Caroline, Karen, Filip, George, and Joel!

 

 

December

  • Sukhi named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech by WeAreTechWomen
  • Sukhi named Top Female Tech Trailblazer by Business Cloud
  • MarketOrders speaks at Business Growth Programmes Scaling to Success Conference
  • Invited to invite only Roundtable with Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agarwal on how to better support Female Asian Entrepreneurs

 

 

Plans for 2019

In 2019 we have big plans so watch this space. You will even have a chance to be a part of the MarketOrders team as we prepare to crowdfund soon. Sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date or drop Sukjhi or Ram a message on LinkedIn.

 

We will be focused on expanding our UK market share, entering into European markets, focused on new customer acquisition and exponential growth.

 

And Finally….

A massive THANK YOU to all our customers, partners and team and everyone who supports us in growing and developing MarketOrders.

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by CEO & Founder, MarketOrders