We are happy to report that today GlobeIn launched our beta of the online marketplace that connects shoppers to artisans and handmade goods from around the world. GlobeIn.com already has over a hundred artists and over a thousand products available from lands ranging from Russia and Uzbekistan to Kenya and Mexico - already 9 countries.
GlobeIn is Officially in Beta!
GlobeIn offers the opportunity to buy unique personalized products directly from artisans, even if these artists don’t have access to the Internet. This is made possible by GlobeIn’s unique offline network of representatives and volunteers. GlobeIn’s online shopping destination offers a range of ethnically diverse, one-of-a-kind, handmade goods created by professional artists, including jewelry, bags, clothes, rugs, housewares, furniture, and bath and beauty products.
The mission of GlobeIn is to make a difference in the lives of local artisans by connecting them with the global economy, and to enable consumers to purchase goods that carry a fingerprint of a far-away culture. Every purchase on GlobeIn helps build connections to artisans, makes an impact, and helps a family. GlobeIn opens the global economy to everyone who wants to participate. It also offers an inclusive social platform that enables artisans to share their products and their stories directly with buyers around the world.
GlobeIn also announced an initial seed-round investment from a group of seasoned entrepreneurs who are interested in building successful businesses that also make a positive impact on the world. We are grateful to our investors, which include former MCI Chairman Bert Roberts, AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky and Rick Roth former CEO of Ogilvy Action.
Thanks to the support of our investors and you, our customers, we will be quickly expanding our roster of countries, artists and products in the coming months. This is our first public step on a long exciting adventure. Spread the word and thank you again for your support!