MarketOrders Co-Founder speaks at the Young Business Club London

Our Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, was invited as a guest speaker to attend and speak at the Young Business Club London (YBC).

YBC London is a club for young Russian speaking businessmen and women. The mission of the club is to bring together entrepreneurs and startup founders and let them expand their network, learn, grow, share knowledge, interact and establish business relationships.

YBC London is part of a growing network of YBC clubs. It started 3 years ago in Kiev, then London. In October, they opened a club in New York. This year, they plan on expanding to Berlin and Tel-Aviv.

Sukhi spent her time on the stage sharing her top tips on ‘How to be a fearless Founder’. She shared on:

  • The MarketOrders journey

  • How to grow a team

  • How to get press coverage for your business and products

  • How to overcome hurdles and rejections

  • The key to building a resilient mindset

  • How to raise funds from angel investors and crowdfunding platforms

  • Supporting more women into entrepreneurship

The event was held at the iconic Institute of Director’s venue at Pall Mall with a lovely evening reception and Tatiana Fokina, the wife and CEO of the owner of Hide restaurant and Hedonism wine store Mr Chichvarkin also spoke at the event.

Tatiana shared her journey into creating the world’s best wine store and the obstacles and challenges faced when growing a Michelin starred restaurant.

Events like these are great to share knowledge and learn from one another, knowing that it does take a resilient and fearless mindset to build a business. Having the support of a network such as the YBC can really help to grow and nurture your business. Learn more about YBC here.

With thanks to Sergey Archakov and YBC for inviting us!

MarketOrders Head of PR & Coms speaks on TLA panel

Our Head of PR & Coms, Caroline Hoffmann, was invited earlier this week to speak on the Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates & WeWork Labs panel.

Shared the panel with her:

She talked about how to engage better with your community and gave her views on how the industry could potentially evolve in the future from a media perspective.

She said: “I had a great time on the Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates & WeWork Labs panel. It’s so refreshing to see a majority of women and such diversity in the profiles. Couldn’t be more pleased to have met and shared the panel with the amazing Lucie MunierTazz Gault and Alexander Fazel. Thank you Scott TrowbridgeAlex Turner & Alpesh Doshi for organising this great event!”

Her prediction for 2020: “Women will take over the crypto industry! Watch out!”

Big thank you to Clarisse Encontre for the pictures!

MarketOrders shortlisted for the West London Business Awards 2020 in the category Start-up of the Year

We are delighted to announce that MarketOrders has been shortlisted for the West London Business Awards 2020 in the category Start-up of the Year.

The judging panel of the West London Business Awards 2020 met on Tuesday 19 November and announced its shortlist. The Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: SME sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic growth, corporate leadership, and individual leadership. The winners in each category, as well as the overall West London Company of the Year 202o, will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner on Friday 7 February 2020 at Twickenham Stadium.

Shortlisted companies range from globally renowned brands Cisco, Ibis and Kerry Foods to exporters such as Techniche and Russell Finex, as well as fast-growing innovators VeeLoop and THIS – plant-based food for meat lovers.

Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said:

“We have seen a surge in entries this year which shows the sustained energy and dynamism in the West London economic powerhouse. Our judges were particularly pleased to see the continued embedding of environmental and social sustainability into the practices of so many of the entries – critically important in an era where we must rise to the challenges of climate change and poverty in our backyard as pressure on food banks grows. Awards night promises to be an exciting occasion with plenty of surprises to be had as always.”

Competing for the Start-up of the Year Award along MarketOrders are:

  • Avasam
  • NuOceans
  • VeeLoop

Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders CEO, reacted to the news: “It’s a fantastic privilege to be named as the West London Business Awards 2020 in the category Start-up of the Year. I’m very proud of my team who work tirelessly and passionately to bring digital innovations to the forefront of our industry and this nomination is evidence of that.”

Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders COO, added: “It’s a huge honour to be recognised as West London Business Awards 2020 in the category Start-up of the Year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank WLB for championing West London Business start-ups and also extend gratitude to my amazing team who help create MarketOrders into the incredible company it has flourished into.”

The gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium is open to all – you don’t have to be on the shortlist to enjoy an amazing night of networking with West London’s most successful companies!

Find the full list of shortlisted companies here.

 

 

MarketOrders Co-Founder invited to meet with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice at St James Palace

Our Co-Founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, was recently invited to meet with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice at the royal residence St James Palace, where the Princess hosted the Good Growth Summit.

Designed to celebrate female entrepreneurs, the Good Growth Summit connects and inspires female leaders from across the US and UK technology ecosystem.

This exclusive invite-only event is designed to build connections and collaborations and to help female founders access the tools they need to start and scale their companies.

This year, the Summit was hosted by Her Royal Highness as she is a passionate advocate for helping to promote more women into technology and herself works for an artificial intelligence company in London.

The Princess expressed how she was personally inspired and encouraged by seeing so many female entrepreneurs driving the UK commerce forward. From her own business experiences, she expressed she didn’t underestimate the courage and conviction it takes to succeed and offered her support as we collectively work to create a more gender-balanced environment for innovation.

The event kicked up with a wonderful lunch reception followed by an afternoon of inspirational leaders sharing their top tips and personal journeys into the forays of tech.

Some of the guests had flown in from Silicon Valley and they shared their experiences in the hope of forging new relationships with our incredible UK talent pool.

The stories that we heard were all geared to inspire and fuel personal and business growth and it was wonderful to hear such inspiring stories.

Amongst the speakers were:

  • Joanna Hoffman – who joined Apple as the 5th employee and worked with Steve Jobs
  • Jennifer Rademaker – Executive Vice President – Mastercard
  • Linda Avey – Co-Founder of genetics testing company 23 and Me

The event concluded with a sparkling champagne reception. We will share official photographs once they are released from the Palace!

MarketOrders COO becomes a mentor of the Women in Fintech Global Initiative

Our Co-Founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, has recently joined the Women in Fintech Global Initiative as a mentor.

Run by the Department for International Trade, the Women in FinTech Global Initiative:

  • Brings together like-minded women working in the FinTech space, uniting those who want to bring their enterprises to the UK with those who already have.
  • Connects female entrepreneurs with a supportive investment community that understands the challenges that women face.
  • Provides valuable scaling guidance by working with accelerator programmes and business incubators to offer women support through their programmes.

 

Along with Sukhi, other women have become mentors:

Get more information here.

 

 

MarketOrders Co-Founder nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Women in IT Awards Series

Our Co-Founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, has just been nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Women in IT Awards series.

The Women in IT Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.

Sukhi reacted to the news: “It is wonderful to be shortlisted in such prestigious awards that showcase the best talents and endeavours women are making in the IT and technology field. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and it is my sincere hope that these awards continue to inspire even more women into this field.”

Organised by business technology site Information Age, the awards were launched as a platform to celebrate women in technology. Since its launch, in 2015, the Women in IT Awards have showcased women in technology in London, New York, Ireland and Silicon Valley. This year the awards series will expand to celebrate women in technology in Singapore, Berlin and Toronto for the first time.

This growing awards series acts as a flagship and high-profile platform to support the industry in its mission to move the dial on gender.

Nominated along Sukhi in the Entrepreneur of the Year category:

You can find the full list of nominees here.

 

 

MarketOrders Co-Founder speaks at the Fintech Week in Hamburg

The Fintech Week is a 6-day FinTech focused event held in Hamburg (4-9 November). It is a celebration of all things FinTech and helps to showcase and promote FinTech ventures in Germany.

This year, the Fintech Week collaborated with the UK to strengthen Germany and London ties in the FinTech space.

As a result, the Depart of International Trade in the UK Government hand-picked MarketOrders.net to attend and present at FinForward, which is a 2-day conference part of the Fintech Week. The mission was to showcase Fintech capabilities and to foster collaboration and new opportunities.

Our COO and Co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, attended the FinForward event and presented on 2 panels.

The first panel discussed how Fintechs could embrace greater diversity. This was an insightful event where it was clear to see that this topic is very much at the forefront of the FinTech community. They understand that to build the tech of tomorrow we need to include everyone. Tech is inclusive and it’s important to celebrate all diversity in this field.

The second panel was about blockchain and the rise of Security Token Offerings (STO). Sukhi shared her views on how blockchain and STOs are increasing internalisation of the financial markets and shared how MarketOrders.net plans to disrupt the supply chain with the use of this new innovative technology.

Sukhi commented: ‘’It was a fantastic conference and we thank the Department of International Trade for this great opportunity. It is clear to see how progress is made when collaborations work well and it was great to see how Fintechs are thriving not only in London but in Germany too.’’

 

 

MarketOrders team meets the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Tuesday 29th of October, the MarketOrders team was invited to the annual Mayor of London’s business reception.

The reception was held at City Hall, in the heart of London, from 6 pm onwards. The event was an opportunity to hear more about the Mayor’s work to deliver good growth for the capital and to network with other business leaders representing a cross-section of London’s economy.

Rajesh Agrawal, the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, made an introduction and encouraged the guests to network, make connections and learn from each of other.

Sadiq Khan made a speech highlighting the strength of London’s innovation and its openness to the world. He reinforced that despite political uncertainty, London is and will remain a welcoming city where people can learn, thrive, invent, conceive and succeed.

Our COO Sukhi Jutla and our Head of PR & Coms, Caroline Hoffmann, attended the event, representing MarketOrders.

Caroline said: “It was an honour to meet the Mayor of London. Though being a very busy man, he took the time to spend an evening with London’s entrepreneurs and get to know them. I really identified with his speech as I come from France and despite Brexit, I still feel welcome in this city and hope I’ll be able to live and work here for many years to come. I also think that London’s innovation is booming more than ever and that the best is yet to come.”

Sukhi gave her reaction as well: “We were honoured to be invited at the Mayor’s reception and to meet the Mayor in person. It was clear to see from his speech that he cares about the entrepreneurial and business community in London and took the time to hear about what we do at MarketOrders. He also congratulated the team on our recent fundraise!”

 

MarketOrders COO invited to the British Embassy in Paris

Our Co-Founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, was invited to the British Embassy in France, Paris, for an event that celebrated Women in Tech. Sukhi has previously been named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech and is a leading influential figure in this field. Read her blog post below where she shares her trip to Paris and what she learnt.


I was honoured to receive a personal invitation to the British Embassy in France for a special event to celebrate women leaders. The event was hosted at the Ambassador’s Resident 39, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, and a panel of speakers shared their inspiring journeys with us during this event. They included:

  • Roxanne Varza, CEO of Station F
  • Cecile Verdier, President of Christie’s France
  • Fiona Dawson, President Global Food, Multisales and Global Customers of Mars

The British Embassy in Paris maintains and develops relations between the UK and France and this event was to celebrate and promote women working in tech in the UK and France and to discover how we can work together to encourage more women to consider pursuing entrepreneurial.

 

Here are some key takeaways that resonated for me:

Be yourself

When working in male-dominated environments, it is sometimes expected that women need to emulate men. But being yourself, and the BEST version of yourself is what will help you to stand out from the crowd and do your best. Everyone has something of value to offer.

 

Ask for help

Sometimes we think we need to know it all but the best thing to do is to ask for help. Building a company is hard so asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of courage.

 

Learn from difficulties

You will no doubt come across many challenges in your career and these can serve as the best lessons to create change. So whenever you incur a setback or challenge, don’t let it go to waste and ask yourself “what can I learn from this experience?

 

Embrace the challenge

Your business, if you are going and stretching, will undoubtedly go through rough patches and difficulties. Don’t shy away from them. In fact, the rough patches are needed so you can chart a smoother future. Embrace the hard stuff and you’ll become stronger.

 

Ask for what you need

Everyone has a right to choose how they do their job so don’t be afraid to ask for flexible working or different hours to suit you.

 

It was humbling to hear such inspirational stories from the speakers and to meet with incredible men and women striving each day to make a difference with the products and businesses they are building.

 

The event concluded with a lovely lunch reception!