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MarketOrders awarded by Corporate Vision for Most Outstanding B2B Technology Start-up

We’re thrilled to announce that MarketOrders has been awarded the title of Most Outstanding B2B Technology Start-up 2021 – UK by Corporate Vision!

The Corporate Excellence Awards were launched by CV Magazine to showcase the companies and individuals that are committed to innovation, business growth, and providing the very best products and services to clients across a wide range of industries.

This award was judged purely on merit by our in-house team with all potential winners assessed against multiple relevant criteria, including company performance over a given period of time, expertise within the industry, sector or region, previous accolades won, and client testimonials or recommendations.

Find out more about the awards here.

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MarketOrders profiled in CIO Look Magazine

We’re delighted to have been profiled by CIO Look in an article titled ‘Sukhi Jutla: Taking Jewellery Industry to the New Heights’. The article was published in CIO Look magazine but you can also read it online here.

This article was part of a special edition of the magazine, “The 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders Revamping the Future 2021”.

A huge thank you to the team at CIO Look for having us part of this issue.

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MarketOrders sign a pledge helping gender equality

We are proud to have signed the Fawcett East London pledge that will help gender equality. “Asking for salary history is an unfair way to determine salary history &  contributes to the gender and ethnicity pay gap. This practice is not only out-dated but also a potential risk for organisations. We chose to mitigate this risk by displaying the fact that we will not ask for salary history, which will help attract a broader range of candidates and show we are working towards gender equality,” says Ram Krishnna Rao, CEO at MarketOrders.

Learn more about the pledge here.

Find out more about Fawcett East London here.

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MarketOrders Newsletter: latest news coming your way!

MarketOrders sends a newsletter every two weeks to share the latest news with our supporters, investors, and followers.

If you’d like to get it, get in touch!

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MarketOrders recognised by Small Business Britain

Our COO, Sukhi Jutla, has been named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign. 

Now in its fourth year, f:Entrepreneur was launched in 2017  to highlight amazing female role models to help and inspire all small businesses, through content, stories and events. It particularly aims to showcase trailblazing female entrepreneurs that lead small businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support, activities.

Indeed, Sukhi Jutla was also called out for representing the voice of financial technologies with her board positions at the Mayor of London’s Digital Skills Partnership, the Department of International Trade in the UK and is an Industry Associate of the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).

For the past three years, Sukhi has contributed to showcasing more women entrepreneurs in the media, participating to over 700 articles worldwide, including The Financial Times, CityAM, Yahoo Finance, Management Today, The Sun, Forbes, Quartz… 

From beekeepers to PPE, tech entrepreneurs to pole-dance-enthusiasts, this year’s campaign celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite Covid-19, with many still growing or starting new ventures.

On being listed in the #ialso100, Sukhi Jutla said: “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way alongside other outstanding female entrepreneurs building exciting startups. I hope this encourages more women to become an entrepreneur and create and contribute to the world of tomorrow.”

Download the press release here.

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2020 – Highlights, MarketOrders Awards

2020 has definitely been a challenging year. 
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the MarketOrders team has managed to keep on moving forward and helped the community. 

In a series of articles, we’ll be reflecting on our achievements, events and articles that have marked the year 2020. 

Our first article was focused on the release of our White Paper last August, which you can read here!

In this article, we’ll share with you the awards we’ve won in 2020:

and top nominations:

What a busy year for the MarketOrders team! The awards mentioned above are only the ones we won! In total, we were nominated for 20 awards in 2020!

Our Co-Founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, was nominated for and won 10 of them!

Special mention to our CEO, Ram Krishnna Rao, who was nominated for the Man of the Year Award by the Women’s Business Awards and our Head of PR & Communications, Caroline Hoffmann, who was nominated HERoes Women Future Leaders 2020 by Yahoo Finance and Rising Star Award by WeAreTheCity.

According to our very unbiased and objective opinion, they should have won them all! 😉

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MarketOrders Head of PR gets 4 certifications

Our team never stops learning!
In 2020, our Head of PR & Communications, Caroline Hoffmann, studied online and got 4 certifications:

  • Exercising Leadership, by Harvard University
  • The Science of Success, by the University of Michigan
  • The Science of Well-Being, by Yale University
  • Blockchain Essentials, by Cognitive Class.

Congratulations to Caroline for her accomplishments this year!

Connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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2020 – Highlights, MarketOrders White Paper

2020 has definitely been a challenging year.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the MarketOrders team has managed to keep on moving forward and helped the community.

In a series of articles, we’ll be reflecting on our achievements, events and articles that have marked the year 2020.

The release of our White Paper last August is one of our highlights!

Following two years of research, the research paper explores the use of blockchain technology to bring more transparency and trust within the supply chain in the jewellery industry.

Learn more about our White Paper here.

Our White Paper received amazing feedback from the jewellery and the tech industry. It’s generated over 25 articles in the media, in industry publications such as Professional Jeweller, Retail Jeweller, Blockchain Magazine, UK Tech News, and Coinstituency to name a few.

Download White Paper here

In a hurry? Download our summary White Paper.

Interested about sharing the news? 
Download our Press Release here
Q&A and visuals are available here.

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Why the jewellery industry needs digitalisation, now more than ever

With the UK undergoing a second lockdown, having an online presence seems to have moved from being an option to becoming a necessity. MarketOrders believes that retailers on the high street will only be able to thrive if they embrace new technologies and digital processes. The startup aims to provide them with solutions enabling efficient stock management, sales predictions, fast & transparent cross border payments, and seamless communication with customers. 

Sukhi Jutla, co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, said: “As recent months have shown, it’s important more than ever to have an online presence and we found that 90% of retailers in the industry currently don’t have that in place.

“Of all industries in the world, the jewellery business is one of the most traditional and the most reliant on direct interaction between master craftsmen and merchants. These outdated processes lack transparency in an age where consumers demand products to be sustainably and ethically sourced. Embracing the power of blockchain will put the control back into the hands of the retailers by proving provenance of the products and making the end-to-end sales and supply processes more transparent, efficient and profitable.

The blockchain technology enables independent jewellery retailers to source products quickly and cost-effectively directly from global manufacturers – slashing the current time it takes to get products delivered from weeks and months to days.

The solution will digitalise all aspects of the supply chain from the mines of origin for gold, metals and stones to manufacturing and shipping to the end consumer; creating a digital footprint easily recorded, visible and trackable in real-time.

The news of the launch comes after MarketOrders overfunded on Crowdcube, raising over £430,000 on with plans to modernise the antiquated jewellery buying process and elevate it to become more transparent and profitable.

Outlining how the end to end solution will benefit the industry, MarketOrders has published a research paper exploring the use of blockchain technology to bring more transparency and trust to the supply chain in the jewellery industry. Though the two years of research were conducted before the pandemic hit, the White Paper seems more relevant than ever. 

With this paper, MarketOrders is aiming to boost disruption in its industry and highlight its technology development plans. The startup believes that if the industry doesn’t adapt to consumers’ changing demands, they risk being left behind. According to MarketOrders, blockchain technology is one of the answers.

Sukhi Jutla added: “We’re thrilled to introduce the technology to the industry to help time-poor retailers overcome challenges such as trust and cost implications in the supply chain. We are passionate about supporting independent retail jewellers and believe blockchain technology will revolutionise the sector and further empower smaller retailers.”

The 60-page document details what challenges the jewellery sector is facing, how it could benefit from blockchain technology and why it should embrace it now more than ever. It also describes MarketOrders’ plans and implementation of the technology into its own marketplace.

Ram Krishnna Rao, co-founder and CEO of MarketOrders, said: “The fact that no one ever has the ability to go back and change or tamper with the data makes blockchain particularly useful for the retail supply chain for physical products. This allows you to see the full history or journey of the data or product in question. It also makes global transactions borderless with the use of cryptocurrency as a mean of payment; faster by using digital contracts called ‘smart contract’; and cheaper by cutting off middlemen.”

MarketOrders tackles the three major problem areas small jewellery retailers are facing today: lack of transparency, high costs and lack of digital innovation. With the implementation of blockchain technology coupled with industry expertise, there is the innate possibility to streamline processes while increasing and securing trust. This results in higher profit margins and healthy, growing small businesses that quickly and easily meet customers’ needs, providing them with the products they seek, with optimised lead times, and full transparency.

Sukhi Jutla concluded: “Our core values of bringing the highest levels of trust, transparency and integrity to jewellery retailers also aligns with the core components of blockchain technology. We aim to create a transparent, efficient ecosystem, that benefits all stakeholders in the raw materials and jewellery value chain, from source to end consumer.

The research document is currently available to download for free at https://marketorders.io.

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MarketOrders wins the TechWomen100 Award!

We’re proud to announce that MarketOrders COO & Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, has won the TechWomen100 Award!

Thank you all!

We’d like to thank all the people who took the time to vote for us online! We wouldn’t have won without you and it shows once again the amazing community and supporters we’ve got other the years. THANK YOU!

Congratulations to all the incredible women who won along Sukhi!

About the awards

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Quantitative Analyst, Data Scientist, Analytical Measurement Technologies Engineer, Prototyping Engineer and Assistant Professor.

The winners also include individuals from leading firms such as Adobe, Bank of England, BBC, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Microsoft, Monzo Bank, Trainline, Visa and many more.

Alongside the individual TechWomen100 category, we are also pleased to announce the winners of the TechWomen100 Champions, Company of the Year, Network of the Year, Editor’s Choice and for the first time our Global Award for Achievement winners.

Find out more!