App/tech business of the week – Cruxcee

26/06/2015 - 09:25

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A web-based platform that connects social enterprises with global supply chains. Businesses use the service to procure goods and services from social enterprise suppliers.

BRAINS TRUST: Jordan Holzmann is the driving force behind Cruxcee.

CRUXCEE ~ A web-based platform that connects social enterprises with global supply chains. Businesses use the service to procure goods and services from social enterprise suppliers. For example, in Western Australia, there is a move to engage with suppliers that support employment of indigenous or disabled workers to meet their corporate social responsibility targets.   

Where ~ www.cruxcee.com

Who ~ Cruxcee is driven by 29-year-old Perth born Jordan Holzmann, who has a degree in sustainable and global development and seven years of professional experience in business management, specifically in e-procurement. Cruxcee also has a network of advisers that provides expertise in areas such as marketing, operations and finance.

"We want to give buyers access to social enterprise suppliers that they can incorporate into their supply chains with confidence" -Jordan Holzmann

$ ~ Bootstrapped from the start and looking towards a capital raise within the next six months.

Since launch ~ Since officially launching in March 2015, the company has: been awarded Spacecubed’s social entrepreneur intensify scholarship; built its prototype platform; engaged with over 100 local buyers/suppliers; presented at the Mustard Seed Impact; been awarded a fellowship by Atomic Sky; and been accepted onto Perth’s Founder Institute program. 

Where next ~ The local market in WA has 247 state government departments and 139 local government councils, all with an overarching social procurement policy. There are approximately 220,000 small to medium-sized enterprises, all constantly procuring goods and services while feeling public pressure regarding the ethics of their supply chain. There are about 10,000 social enterprise suppliers across Australia. The next steps for Cruxcee are to land significant investment before the end of 2015 to allow for growth.

Cruxcee is ranked #9 by launch date in BNiQ Startups List

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