The Level Market, Colorado’s Company to Watch, Recognized Locally & Globally
Local technology is “company to watch” for building global solution
Golden, CO – January 22, 2018 – Hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes marked 2017, but Golden-based startup, The Level Market, is responding with a tech solution to international disasters and crises -- putting Colorado on the global map. Recognized this month as a Built in Colorado Startup to Watch, The Level Market’s innovative ideology is unique to the Colorado tech scene. Colorado’s technology and non-profit industries are booming, but The Level Market designed a bridge between these worlds. Its digital platform provides a selection of curated humanitarian supplies for organizations and buyers to purchase for their relief efforts.
According to UNOCHA’s 2017 World Humanitarian Data and Trends, “While the number of natural disasters decreased in 2016 compared with 2015, the number of people affected doubled... The total damage also increased from US$90 billion in 2015 to $147 billion in 2016.” In the past two years, The Level Market saved customers up to 48% on the cost of humanitarian supplies and offers more than 250 different products to give buyers a comprehensive selection from which to determine the best solution.
The startup was founded and headquartered in Colorado because its founders, Stephanie Cox and Faseeha Khan-Jensen, love the balance Coloradans have for living life to the fullest while wanting to make a difference. “Colorado’s natural environment gives us fuel and space to dream big and the tech community provides us tools and support to execute.” Cox and Khan-Jensen also maintain that they are a company worth watching because they are proudly women founded and women led. According to UNDP’s Global Gender and Climate Alliance, “disaster fatality rates are much higher for women than for men.”
Entering year three, The Level Market has a number of new partners that make it the one to watch. In addition to local Colorado talent, The Level Market draws strengths from international buyers that endorse and use their services, such as World Vision, Save the Children Japan, FHI360, and the Whole Planet Foundation. Soon, investors and impact-driven individuals will also be able to purchase containers of humanitarian products from The Level Market and have them shipped to areas in need. Rather than writing blank checks to cover overhead, people will now actively be able to contribute to and meet real needs on the ground. Cox explains, “Think of it as a Kickstarter for aid supplies.” Moving into 2018, The Level Market will continue to close the buyers’ loop with a discovery-to-delivery strategy by partnering with an internationally recognized shipping company.
About: The Level Market is the world’s first e-procurement marketplace dedicated to the $100 billion humanitarian aid product industry.
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