JadoPado Blog / Announcements
The JadoPado Experiment is at an End
Dear JadoPadoers, Our grand experiment is at an end after 2420 days. We’re incredibly happy to announce that JadoPado has been acquired by a large regional business. While we’d love to give you more details, we’ve been sworn to secrecy. The JadoPado team will be moving into executing great new work, and this unfortunately means that we’ll be closing down the JadoPado market...
Mon, May 1, 2017 • BY Omar Kassim
JadoPado raises $1 billion to build world's largest mall
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have raised $1 billion from cornerstone investors in the region, including a who’s who of sovereign wealth funds to build the world’s newest largest mall. Located next to Dubai’s imminent Expo 2020 site, the JadoPado Mall will be home to revolutionary new features that will transform the world’s shopping experience. “This move is crucial in our lo...
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 • BY Omar Kassim
JadoPado’s response to the Cloudbleed bug
Announcements , Bugs
On the 23rd of February, one of our service providers, Cloudflare reported that a memory leak had been caused by a bug in its HTML parser which was initially detected by Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero on the 16th of February. Tavis worked with the Cloudflare team over the next few days to mitigate the issue to the greatest extent possible, before announcing it publicly. Cloudflare explai...
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 • BY Omar Kassim
Product Updates and Building Incredible Experiences
Over the past few months, we’ve been super busy trying to build incredible buyer and seller experiences. Across the board, our teams have been working long days and many nights to ship new product ideas to enhance your experience from the millisecond you load up the JadoPado platform, through to the instantly gratifying moment you use the product that you’ve purchased. We’re super excited to annou...
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 • BY Sidra Tariq
A Marketplace Rises
Announcements , Milestones
A little over a year ago we re-positioned JadoPado as a marketplace, swivelling to a technology business that happens to be doing e-commerce versus an e-commerce player that knows their technology. From a seller shipping to a single post office town in Alaska, to making payments to sellers around the world from Poland through to Hong Kong and Japan, its been an interesting ride! Turning away from ...
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 • BY Omar Kassim
Booster Engine Cut Off
Announcements , E-Commerce In The UAE , Milestones
We’re incredibly excited to announce that BECO Capital has lead our first external round of investment. We’re calling it a Series A, but given the capital that al bogari Holdings has already invested, you could call it a B or a C or any other letter should you be so inclined. A booster rocket is used to launch a spacecraft into low Earth orbit and is almost vital if you’d like to...
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 • BY Omar Kassim
To New Beginnings
Announcements , E-Commerce In The GCC , E-Commerce In The UAE , Global E-Commerce , JadoPado Marketplace , JadoPado Shield , Milestones
A post appeared on Reddit /r/dubai earlier today questioning whether “JadoPado is still safe now that we allow anyone to sell on the site”. I realised that we’d let some of our recent changes go unrecorded (there’s been a lot going on!) and it was best to turn my response into a post for transparency and posterity. What follows is my response on Reddit outlining why we re-p...
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 • BY Omar Kassim
JadoPado becomes JadoBado
Announcements , E-Commerce In The GCC , E-Commerce In The UAE , Global E-Commerce , Life At JadoPado , Mobile E-Commerce , PR
We’re incredibly excited to announce that JadoPado is now JadoBado! After consulting with 23 of the world’s top consulting firms, we realised that there was a strong case for furthering our digital dominance of the Arab world by aligning ourselves more closely with the region. The Arabic speaking world is an increasingly important global demographic and as the Arabic language does not ...
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 • BY Omar Kassim
Blast Off! JadoPado is a marketplace!
Announcements , E-Commerce In The GCC , E-Commerce In The UAE , Global E-Commerce , JadoPado Marketplace , Mobile E-Commerce , Product Updates
We’re incredibly happy to announce that we’ve evolved JadoPado into a marketplace for buyers and sellers from around the world! Early last year we started asking a bunch of hard questions around how to bring more choice, more categories, more inventory and better prices to JadoPado – without having to do all of it ourselves. We began where I usually like to begin, by asking what ...
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 • BY Omar Kassim
JadoPado Marketplace Beta
Announcements , E-Commerce In The UAE , JadoPado Marketplace , Milestones
We’ve been hard at work and are really excited to announce that we’re almost at the end of a long engineering effort and are ready to start talking about what we’ve been building. Our goal from when we first started to think about the JadoPado Marketplace has been to try to help individuals and businesses get online and get selling on a beautiful, easy to use platform. Whether yo...
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 • BY Omar Kassim