Danielle Jenkins, OrderWithMe co-founder and VP of culture & community, shares the latest news from OrderWithMe — a classroom space in downtown Las Vegas!
“OrderWithMe’s main goal is to help Small Businesses by simplifying their inventory buying processes,” Danielle Jenkins said. “At OrderWithMe SMB’s can manage all of their orders from all of their vendors, all in one place including their Purchase Orders, Invoices and Payments. We even go as far as to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) manage their cash flow.”
OrderWithMe started in 2011 in Hangzhou, China by a team of four entrepreneurs, two Americans and two Chinese.
“We were looking to set up a US headquarters to San Francisco in August of 2013, when we got wind of what was happening in Downtown Las Vegas,” she said.
OrderWithMe’s CEO Jonathan Jenkins and his co-founder and wife Danielle Jenkins came to check it out in July 2013.
“Within 3 days of our visit, we knew this is where they should move the company,” Danielle Jenkins explains. “Las Vegas has many perks for OrderWithMe, one being that many of the small and medium-sized businesses come through Las Vegas at least once a year for trade shows and yearly meetings. OrderWithMe officially moved our founding team members here in August 2013, growing our Vegas team to 20+ by October 2013.”
OrderWithMe, a past TechCrunch Disrupt winner, announced their expansion to downtown Las Vegas alongside the closing of $6 million in a Series B funding led by a group of investors including Vegas Tech Fund, BaseVC, Tony Hsieh, and other local Las Vegas investors. This round also included previous investors Infinity Venture Partners, SOS Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.
The OrderWithMe office is an old renovated motel located at 813 E Ogden, right in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The OrderWithMe team has taken over the entire building, which has individual rooms that open up to a private courtyard.
“Each room has a different decorative theme based on personalities, company history, and our customers business verticals. Just to name a few features, we have a lego table we built from scratch in our conference room, full wall size prints of our dogs, and a bike themed room based on one of our long-term customers representing over 300 bike stores,” Danielle Jenkins says. “We also have a few select offices designated for co-working space in order to encourage an open community.”
“The classroom space was designed to be a place that can facilitate a collision between tech and small business,” she explains. “It is set up with movable tables and chairs in order to accommodate different needs for different events. OrderWithMe will hold events that bring together tech companies and small businesses, which are two groups who usually don’t have an opportunity to interact. We hope to help inspire new tech innovations for SMBs. We also allow other companies in the community to rent the space for their specific needs.”
Danielle Jenkins and her team wants the OrderWithMe offices to be a place where people in the community feel like they can be part of innovation happening in downtown.
“We want people in the community to stop by anytime!” she said.
About OrderWithMe: We help small businesses by streamlining their inventory purchasing and giving them big volume discounts by aggregating their volume with other small businesses in the same industry to get the best pricing from our suppliers. Build, Manage & Track your Purchase Orders, communications, and payments, to all your vendors, in one place. OrderWithMe is a 2011 winner of TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing and has raised $9.5MM in funding from Infinity Venture Partners, SOS Ventures, Vegas Tech Fund, BaseVC, Tony Hsieh & others.
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