Press Release

 

 

We are excited to announce that our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla,  has been shortlisted for the prestigious Variety Catherine Awards in the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award!

 

This award recognises women who have ‘done it their way’ by founding and running their own company and have worked to achieve significant results in their chosen field.

 

We are super proud of Sukhi who continues to lead the way as an inspirational role model to many female founders and entrepreneurs and we wish her the best of luck!

 

 
The judging panel will be made up of the following amazing women:
 

  • Paula Radcliffe MBE
  • Lucy Choi – Owner, Lucy Choi London
  • Dr Maggie Semple – Owner, Maggie Semple Limited
  • Suzan Antonowicz – Head of International, Beauty, Fashion and Luxury – ESI Media – The Independent and Evening Standard
  • Kanya King MBE – Founder, MOBO Awards
  • Christina Blacklaws – President, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Lisa Francis – CEO, Barclays Private Bank, UK and Ireland
  • Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General, Institute of Export and International Trade

 

The winner will be announced on Nov 13th at an awards ceremony. You can get your tickets here:

 

https://www.variety.org.uk/events/variety-catherine-awards-2018

 


Good luck Sukhi!

 

Written by MarketOrders

LONDON’S TECH SECTOR PLAYS DOWN BREXIT FEARS

 

 

On Oct 11 2018, MarketOrders attended a roundtable hosted by Business Cloud to discuss the impact of Brexit on the UK tech scene.

 

The event hosted in the capital heard from the heads of fast-growing technology businesses, who remain defiantly optimistic in the face of Brexit uncertainty but admit that recruitment will be a challenge.

 

Our COO, Sukhi Jutla, commented she was optimistic because entrepreneurs are pragmatic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, they will adapt and survive. This sentiment was echoed by the other entrepreneurs in the room.

 

Read the article below which captures the key points raised and discussed:

 

London’s start-ups will find it more difficult to find and retain technology talent after Brexit – but tech leaders remain upbeat in the face of uncertainty.

 

That was the general view from BusinessCloud’s latest roundtable discussion in the capital, which was held at KPMG’s offices in Canary Wharf and heard from a panel of experts and tech companies.

 

Ben Corrigan is co-founder and chief revenue officer at shopping tool Pouch, which has a team of 11, with the majority being non-UK nationals.

 

The entrepreneur insists that he remains optimistic providing that access to talent isn’t limited following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

“If very talented tech people decide not to come to London because they fear that it’s too difficult then we’ll all be fighting over the same talent,” he said.

“We have to make sure we communicate as a city and a country that we are open and tolerant and that we want the best and the brightest and that has to be then followed through with a political solution.”

 

Felicia Meyerowitz, CEO of Akoni Hub, admits there will be “a big bump” but is confident that the UK’s economy is “strong”.

 

She says most of the clients she meets aren’t concerned and all have plans in place.

 

“It’s been fascinating for me watching the play-out of the media and then going out to speaking to clients and asking them questions,” she said.

 

“Of course they have actual work to do but there’s no reflection on what I’m seeing in the media.”

 

You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/londons-tech-sector-plays-down-brexit-fears?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_source=UKFastMailer1172&uuid=

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders featured as a success story for Mayor of Londons’ Business Growth Programme

 

The Successes #GrowinLDN is a new campaign brought to you by the Business Growth Programme. This campaign was launched to showcase the businesses on the programme who are now successfully growing.

 

We are pleased to announce MarketOrders was featured in this video!

 

Watch the video here which features the CEO and COO of MarketOrders, Ram Krishnna and Sukhi Jutla

 

 

 

About the Business Growth Programme :

 

London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme (BGP) offers impartial advice and support to businesses based in London with between three to 250 employees and turnover of less than £40m looking to grow across London.

 

Launched in July 2017, the programme has gone on to support nearly 400 companies and has already proved an important network for cohort members of the Business Growth Programme to grow their business across London.

 

These exciting startup companies have already expanded their teams, created jobs, strengthened their management talent and teams and raised finance through investment and funding rounds.

 

Key benefits of the programme also include helping companies unlock their business potential by providing strategic solutions including mentoring, workshops, business growth advice and opportunities across our London network.

 

 

http://businessgrowth.london

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

 

Creating the future of millennial retail with cryptocurrency

 

While the volatility is positive for speculative investors, it is also causing more hesitancy on the part of consumers to use it as a reliable fiat currency alternative. Unfortunately, the cryptocurrency craze has attracted too many ICO startups whose intentions are focused solely on watching their valuation being pushed to the pinnacle by the speculators. Often, there is no other utility outside of their cryptocurrency merely being a way to inflate their bank accounts.

 

MarketOrders solves the problem and challenges faced by offline retailers in dealing with millennial generations of consumers by creating a tech marketplace for them. Millenials are Smartphone driven and attention deficit and need to be able to access information on demand and on their mobiles.

 

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/office-meeting-business-partners-336368/

 

How is MarketOrders solving this challenges?

 

MarketOrders is bringing a Converging platform for offline retailers to future proof it by embracing new technologies using blockchain technology- NOT the least of which is the advent of cryptocurrency.

 

Blockchain invented a trust-less decentralized currency, owned and transacted by entire communities and movements. This could not be accomplished with traditional [fiat] currency in the circulation.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/block-chain-shaking-hands-handshake-3468276/

 

 

For the first time in the modern history, communities can be served by currencies of choice without geographical boundaries, language, race, and religion restriction.

 

Despite a multifold of possibilities this new technology presents, it is critical that MarketOrders focuses initially on embracing this digital era and the millennial uprising that is causing disruption to offline retailers [brick and mortar].

 

This trend is being driven by a desire to tap into the rise of the experiential economy.

 

This experience became the blueprint for every brick and mortar shops. Digitization brings so much of convenience but customers are still looking for surprises and spontaneity in their shopping experience, which can only be achieved with a physical environment.

 

This actually creates positive tension between convenience and smart shopping with the experiential element to it and bring realization to an entire retail industry that in today’s digital and fast-moving technology world, only remain constant is the change.

 

Therefore, retailers are under pressure to move quickly to implement technology into their business. Retailers are constantly seeking technologies to both bolster customer experience and increase efficiency. To execute this vision of online and in-store experiences powered by technology, retailers need to leverage the critical skill sets of both business leaders and infrastructure and operations professionals, which can be very expensive for small retailers.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders is Interviewed on Women’s Radio Station: Smart tips on how to raise money for your business

 

 

MarketOrders co-founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, was invited onto the Women’s Radio Station, the online radio station dedicated to women, to talk about how to raise funds for your business.

 

Sukhi continues to be a thought leader and influential voice for female founders and entrepreneurs and she talks about her journey to create MarketOrders and shares insights on her funding journey to date.

 

Sukhi was joined by female founders, Georgina Wilson-Powell from Pebble Magazine, a stylish take on sustainable living, covering food, fashion, travel and design and Winnie Mak, from One Dear World, who created a collection of multi-cultural dolls.

 

The show will be aired from Monday at 2 am and pm each day and can be listened to here, if you click on the Listen button: http://womensradiostation.com/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Sukhi Jutla profiled in the Sunday Telegraph as part of Management Today’s ’35 women under 35’.

 

MarketOrders is pleased to announce our very own COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, was profiled in the Sunday Telegraph as part of Management Today’s ’35 women under 35’. 

 

 

This year’s 35 Women Under 35 list, published by Management Today in association with Accenture to shine a light on the country’s top young businesswomen, is packed with career chameleons. 

 

 

These women entered the workforce during the financial crisis. They watched established companies crumble, entirely new industries spring up and technology evolve at an extraordinary rate. 

 

 

The launch was celebrated at a wonderful drinks reception at the Foundling Museum, a historic venue in the heart of London.

 
 

Congratulations Sukhi for continuing to be a shining powerhouse and role model for other women leaders and entrepreneurs!

 
 

 

Links:

Sukhi’s feature can be accessed here: https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/sukhi-jutla-34/article/1488779

 

The full feature can be read here: https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/35-under-35-2018-profiles

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao
 

MarketOrders COO, Sukhi Jutla, talks about Why Diversity Matters with @FintechChat on 8th Aug 2018 – Do tune in!

 

Why “Diversity Matters” and how can #FinTech build a diverse workforce? Don’t miss our #FinTechChat and join the conversation with Sukhi Jutla, World’s 1st #BlockchainAuthor, next Wednesday, 8th Aug, 10AM. Follow us @FinTech_Chat.

 

 

 

Next week on 8th Aug 2018 at 10am GMT, Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders co-founder & COO,  will be live on Twitter talking to @FinTechChat on why diversity matters and how #FinTech can build a diverse workforce. They will discuss topics such as:
 

    • Why diversity matters in #FinTech
    • What are the biggest challenges in building a diverse workforce?
    • Why do we need more Women in FinTech?
    • How do we make the FinTech sector more Inclusive and Diverse?

 

…and much more so please do join in the conversation.

 

 

Don’t miss out and ear mark the date and time and join in the conversation. Follow us @FinTech_Chat and see you then!

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders Celebrates Diversity at the London Stock Exchange

 

 

The London Stock Exchange Group welcomed Diversity UK on Monday 11th June 2018 to mark its contribution to improving equality and inclusion in Britain and to mark the publication of the 2018 edition of the #Top100AsianStarsinUKTech #innovation #women #tech #entrepreneurship.

 

 

Our very own Sukhi Jutla, Co-founder and COO of MarketOrders was invited to the LSE to celebrate being listed on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech.

 

The date coincided with the launch of London Tech Week 2018 and the 171st birthday of women’s rights campaigner, Millicent Fawcett. 

 

Diversity UK members and guests were welcomed by Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group and senior colleagues from the organisation’s diversity and inclusion team. 

 

Lord Gadhia, who was a judge for Diversity UK’s Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 list, gave the keynote address emphasising the importance of diversity and inclusion for Britain.

 

Read more here:

https://diversityuk.org/london-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk/

 

https://www.lseg.com/markets-products-and-services/our-markets/london-stock-exchange/equities-markets/raising-equity-finance/market-open-ceremony/welcome-stories/ondon-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk

 

Sukhi Jutla with Rav Bumbra, Lopa Patel and Farrah Quereshi

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

PRESS RELEASE – A Winning Week for MarketOrders – Winning £100k investment + Rising Star Award

 

 

It’s been a winning week for MarketOrders who this week won first prize at the Blockchain Accelerator held in London on 6-8th July. 

 
Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders co-founder and COO pitched to a panel of judges and investors and won the winning pitch from 20 other companies competing for the top prize.

 

This win is further testament to the work we are doing at MarketOrders as well as the realisation that the gold industry is ripe for disruption. And this is exactly what the investors see – they see incredible growth opportunity with MarketOrders.

 

This win also signifies MarketOrders entry into the blockchain space where we this technology will be used to create trusted transactions across the gold jewellery industry where currently only 4% of gold jewellery transactions occur online due to a lack of trust in the marketplace. MarketOrders is on a mission to change this and to bring greater transparency across the gold industry.

 

Sukhi’s excellent pitching skills also secured MarketOrders sponsored WeWork office space a well as private mentoring from top entrepreneurs worth £20,000.

 

Well done Sukhi for leading the way and being an excellent role model for other female founders and entrepreneurs!

 

Winning the Rising Stars Award

This week, Sukhi also collected her Rising Star awards from We Are The City (WATC). 

 

 

The WATC awards received over 1250 nominations and we are really proud to announce that our co-founder and COO walked away with the winning entry for the Entrepreneurs & Startup category. 

 

Well done Sukhi for being a shining example and a leading role model for tech female founders. We are super proud of you!

 

In addition MarketOrders and Sukhi were featured in the presstigious “The Sunday Times”.

 
 
 

 

Wow, what a winning week it has been for MarketOrders!

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Congratulations, Sukhi for being shortlisted for WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards

 

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, has been shortlisted for WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards.

 

They received a record number of entries this year (over 1,200!), with every single category being oversubscribed with amazing nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. 

 

Well done Sukhi on getting through to the shortlist stage and on all your achievements to date, you should be exceptionally proud to make it into the final 10 in your category!

 

Please support Sukhi’s nomination by casting a vote for her which will help to continue to shine the spotlight on #femalefounders from #diverse backgrounds! Just click on the link below:

 

 

 

 
You can read the official PR Release here from WATC:

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 

Embargoed until 8.30AM 14 May 2018

WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2018

WeAreTheCity shines the spotlight on 200 remarkable women as part of their Rising Star Awards shortlist

WeAreTheCity are proud to announce the shortlist for their 2018 Rising Star Awards.

The Rising Star Awards, now in their fourth year, are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards, we will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. We hope that by raising the profile of our shortlist and winners, we will also encourage organisations to consider how they strengthen the development of their female pipeline in the future.

The 200-strong shortlist showcases remarkable women within the UK from across 20 categories representing different industries/professions. An example of the amazing women shortlisted this year are; Georgia Shiels, Racing Driver, Georgia Shiels Racing; Madeline Pizzoni, Helicopter Pilot, British Army and Krystal Archer, DJ & Social Entrepreneur, SuperFoxx.

The Rising Star awards also include a Company of the Year award, which recognises the achievements of a company who can demonstrate that they are actively supporting and developing their female talent pipeline through initiatives, training, development programmes and/or internal employee relations groups. Shortlisted companies this year are Barclays, J. P. Morgan and Sky.

The awards will continue to celebrate Rising Star Champions, recognising the efforts of senior leaders who are actively supporting the female pipeline, included in this year’s shortlist are Chris Stylianou, COO, UK & Ireland, Sky and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Lawyer and Equality Campaigner.

Recognising that careers for women may follow different timescales, the Rising Star Awards do not have any age restrictions included within the criteria guidelines. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within our organisations.

Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd, said “It has been a tumultuous year for gender politics across the world, and programs that nurture the next generation of female talent have never been more important. We at The Times and The Sunday Times are delighted to continue to support the Rising Star Awards to recognise the tremendous work being done by the next generation of leaders across British industry. We would like to wish this years shortlisted individuals the very best of luck.”

The 2018 awards are headline sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times. Category sponsors include an array of leading FTSE 100 companies and industry leaders: 3M, Accenture, Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, CMI, CR-UK, EDIT Development, EPAA, Jobbio, JHPR, Kier, Lloyd’s, Lloyds Banking Group, Northern Trust, PedalSure, Royal Navy, Reed Smith, SAGE and Sodexo.

Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTheCity, said, “The calibre of entries this year has been truly exceptional. I am so excited to meet our shortlisted individuals at NewsUK to celebrate their success. Every one of these women should be extremely proud of their achievements. They are key contributors to their industries and outstanding role models. I wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.”

All shortlisted individuals will be invited to celebrate their achievements at an event hosted by NewsUK on 6 June. The 200 women will now face the final judging period and the public vote. The overall top 100 winners will be announced on 18 June 2018.

The winners will then be celebrated on 12 July 2018 at a prestigious evening reception and awards ceremony at NewsUK in London alongside our judges and sponsors.

The public are encouraged to cast their votes of support for our shortlisted nominees via risingstars.wearethecity.com

 

 

@WATC_Updates , Rising Star, Vanessa Vallely

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao