One year ago, MarketOrders overfunded on Crowdcube, raising a total of £439K with the support of 191 investors from 29 countries around the globe.
Crowdcube, the fuel to our rocket
Our 4-week crowdfunding campaign generated over 3,500 likes, 650 shares and 350 comments on social media as well as 33 articles in the press.
We are so thankful for the support we’ve received from our investors, followers, friends, community and network. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Ready for takeoff
2019 was all about analysing, experiencing, learning and creating the best solution to answer the needs of the jewellery industry.
2020 is all about making it happen. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build an end to end marketplace that will connect retailers and suppliers globally and bring transparency, speed and trust to the industry.
We’ve been consulting with the best technology firms to create the optimal solution at the best price.
Our marketplace will be using new technologies such as blockchain, AI & machine learning to digitise every step of the supply chain.
Our project is ambitious and so is our team. Building such technology is a slow and meticulous process and we’d rather take the time to do it properly today than rushing into something that wouldn’t be first-class. We owe it to our supporters, customers, investors and ourselves.
Since last year, regulation and markets have changed and so has our strategy, which we’ve had to adapt along the way. Bear with us, we’re making great progress!
Recent events & hopes
The world has been through some unprecedented events in the past few months and the MarketOrders team very much hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
These events have also highlighted the importance of having an online presence as a business and above all the importance of inclusion and community.
This has comforted us in the idea that this industry needs to be digitised to face the changing consumers and markets demands; that an online presence is essential, especially for small high street retailers who rely too much on face to face interactions; and that an inclusive marketplace like MarketOrders could help communities all around the world showcase and trade their products, no matter the colour of their skins, cultures, and origins.
We’re very much looking forward to the next year and will be soon releasing a research paper on how the jewellery industry could benefit from blockchain technology.
So, stay tuned!
The MarketOrders Team.