Interview The Online Watch Market – Claudio de Giovanni from Verado

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After a look at Chrono24, Montredo and WatchBox, we continue our series focusing on understanding the online watch market – certainly one of the most important trends in the watch world today.

As is often the case with great ideas, Verado was borne out of a bad personal experience: I was trying to buy a Chopard necklace for my girlfriend — second-hand — but couldn’t see consistency on pricing or get any transparency into quality. And there was no indication of how an item’s authenticity was being verified.

Who is behind Verado? (investors and management team)

Our management team is made up of myself (Founder & CEO), Mirko de Giovanni (Operations) and Joe Hill (Engineering). In total, we’re a team of seven. We’ve secured GBP 300,000 in Angel Investments so far, and we’re backed by investors including Chris Fung (ex-CEO of Crussh Foods), Vishal Mehta (Director of White Hope Holdings and Dimexon.com), Petrone Group and a prominent enterprise in the diamond industry.

Continue reading the full interview here.

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