We never buy furniture straight from the person who makes them – EVEN ONLINE
The present system is set up to benefit whoever sells the product—not the people who make it, design it, or the customers who buy it.
With these issues plaguing the global furnishing industry, it's the customers who have no other choice but to pay inflated markups for products both offline or online, and settle for mass-produced products – both designer and generic – that cannot be made your own.
*72% based on sample survey across 1K manufacturers globally. 15x markup based on study with one of our manufacturing partners
Reengineering the supply chain, where manufacturers and designers create magic
Making design & manufacturing democratic and affordable with sustainability in mind
Bowr is transforming the complicated and disconnected furnishing industry into a democratic, fairly-priced, and accessible platform where customers (both homes and businesses) can not only buy high quality crafted furniture at honest prices, but also fully customize them to their space and needs.
Direct from manufacturer
Create an open economy for designers
Taking the brand out of the equation
Not limited to what's availableWe are reimagining how everyone views, experiences, and participates in the furnishing industry globally.
Fundamentally changing the furnishing industry—for good
On-demand, fully customizable products
No more one-size-fits-all
Bringing the best products straight from the source
A true and fair creator economy
Defining the new normal: 51x growth in monthly revenue since launch in 2020
Supporting furniture sourcing from local independent manufacturers globally
As an early-stage startup since 2020, we have grown exponentially with a small team of 3 and without any external funding. Through the Covid-19 pandemic, we have:
*AOV as of June 2021
Modern consumers prioritize design and affordability
We've made customer service and quality a priority since Day 1. This has earned Bowr a very special place in our customer's hearts. With pure organic growth, all our customers are from word-of-mouth, and many of our early adopters come back as return customers.
"It's like buying champagne for the price of a beer."
Be it Michelin-starred restaurants, 5-star hotels, global offices, or an apartment. Everyone deserves the best quality.
Changing how furniture is made, sold, and experienced
As a lean business, since inception we have deployed multiple solutions to optimize our revenue and growth. Through process optimization and a robust tech platform, we have entered our stride and are scaling at 43% MoM through these challenging times. With new products in the pipeline, we are looking at hitting over $61M in revenue in the coming 24 months. We will also be testing our Design partner community platform, and are looking at an addition of 200 furniture designers globally creating and selling their products on our platform for customers globally by 2023.
Our fundamental principles define us as not only being a sustainable company but also uphold ethical standards consistently
The industry is ready for disruption
The new normal is ushering in a change in consumer priorities, behavior, and preference. Due to powerful macro trends, there is no better time than now to be a part of and change the furnishing space:
Solving the pain point of B2B
Currently, B2B buyers have to deal with sourcing multiple products from multiple vendors. Bowr is completely eliminating the inefficiencies of dealing with multiple parties, and providing the best solution where we reduce sourcing time by 60% and cost by over 40%.
*reduction in sourcing time & cost based on interviews and studies with 20 designers and 20 businesses
Bowr is a platform for the global future
Bowr believes in an open and egalitarian furnishing industry, where customers have access to products that are of the highest quality, sustainable, ethical, and truly customizable instead of just picking something from a catalogue. We aim for buyers to be able to obtain a unique piece that works for their home, work, and lifestyle.
Unlike our competitors, Bowr is a company that is creating an open ecosystem where independent designers and manufacturers from around the world can access the market. We are fundamentally challenging the furnishing landscape and bringing a true democratic furnishing solution to the masses.
We're especially attracting B2B customers, as we are specifically addressing their pain points.
Bringing the furnishing industry into the digital age
With our core mission of sustainability, inclusiveness, and quality, Bowr is on track to be a global player
Bowr wants to eliminate middlemen and help independent craftspeople, small and medium manufacturers, and independent designers globally directly be a part of the global furnishing market. We want customers to be able to source directly from manufacturers, thus bringing prices down and unlocking other possibilities that are not possible with the readymade furnishing system.
First fundraising aims
As this is our first time raising funds to sustain our growth, we have set short-term and long-term goals.
Bootstrapped prior to Republic campaign
Bowr has been entirely bootstrapped to date. Funded by our founders' life savings and family support, this is the first fund Bowr is raising.
Bowr has come this far with the support of family, customers, and manufacturers. With this sense of community and support behind the crazy insane dream of changing how a whole industry works, Bowr sincerely appreciates every single person who has given input, bought a product or just browsed the platform,
Our rise and successes are dedicated to you.
Outsiders who saw a solution
Bowr was started in the beginning as a solution to a problem personally faced by the founders which was, "Why can't furniture be customizable to my liking and be affordable?" This simple question made them realize how broken and fragmented the furnishing industry really is. With a unified sense of social responsibility, Parikshit who comes from a background of design and investment, and Kc from her background of sales & marketing for Fortune 500 companies embarked and created a hyper-growth company that is socially responsible.
Driven with purpose