Thoughts from our CEO
This past June, we posted a blog about getting startups to the first trade. In early November, we practiced what we preach. Our client, MaterialsXchange, using our exchange platform (EP3), completed the first transaction on its newly-launched platform only four-and-a-half months after engaging Connamara.
Connamara leveraged the off-the-shelf functionality, ease of deployment, and flexibility of EP3 to create a marketplace customized to the complex business rules of the cash market for dimensional lumber and wood products. MaterialsXchange, using EP3, is providing improved price transparency and discovery to the lumber market.
According to MaterialsXchange CEO Mike Wisnefski, demonstrating to potential customers the ability to transact on the platform in such a short amount of time has moved the discussions from “what if you could…” to “you can now…”. This is allowing Mike and his team to start onboarding new customers immediately.
While MaterialsXchange was built as an MVP, the platform is ready built to scale to the size of the market because of the built-in scalability and throughput of EP3.
If you are contemplating building a platform to bring price transparency and discovery to a market, contact us and we will get you to the first trade, and beyond.
In The News
Articles to reflect upon
BY: JLN News
BY: Waters Tech
Inside look: Daniel Curry, Head of Business Development
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AT CONNAMARA?
Developing and implementing strategy for generating new business. This includes building out our sales and marketing efforts, generating new relationships, and cultivating opportunities among existing clients.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
As 2019 comes to a close, we have been planning our continuing expansion into 2020. With such a strong year in 2019, including the launch of EP3 and many major custom development projects underway, we plan to rapidly expand our sales and account management staff along with more project managers, engineers, and business analysts. It’s a very exciting time right now at Connamara.
#ICYMI, we built a #tech solution for @MorganStanley Investment Management scalable enough to handle spikes in message volume and flexible enough to work within the rules of a highly regulated industry. See the video of our #successstory below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSk-cIr1W5w
#ICYMI: EP3’s added RFQ functionality was featured by @FOWgroup. See what our CEO & Founder, Jim Downs, had to say on the growing popularity of this matching system in the wake of #COVID19 and how Connamara can help you implement it. #EP3iskey https://www.globalinvestorgroup.com/Articles/3694891?from=daily&utm_campaign=Daily%20-%20(18-06-2020%2012:01:02)&utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email+editorial&utm_term=Show%20more&utm_content=Editorial
We’ve added request-for-quote (RFQ) functionality to EP3, our exchange platform solution. Read our blog to see how we continue to provide the most customizable & flexible exchange platform: https://www.connamara.com/connamara-launches-rfq-functionality-for-ep3-platform/ #EP3iskey
Our #tech expertise was brought to bear for @MorganStanley Investment Management, as we built out & integrated their EMS. See how we navigated this highly regulated industry & utilized our FIX protocol expertise to deliver a solution in our #successstory. https://www.connamara.com/connamara-msim-case-study/
For more on EP3’s request for quote (RFQ) functionality, as well as our CEO & founder Jim Downs’s thoughts on the increase in RFQ demand, check out today’s coverage from Wendy Lisney at @FOWgroup.
Covid boosts RFQ demand - Connamara CEO