Founded with Purpose
Ravara is a game changer.
The name “Ravara” is derived from the Swedish word ‘Råvara,’ meaning “raw material.” Our vision is fully traceable, fully controlled products and supply chains – something that only innovation and new technology can accomplish. This is the key to responsible sourcing.
Based in Nevada, our team deploys the Ravara system to our clients across the globe, whatever their size and wherever they may operate.
Ravara was founded by entrepreneur & CEO Joel Borgquist to solve the most difficult problems in our industry. He built the Ravara system from the ground up to address supply chain challenges at every level of the supply – from mine to manufacture and retail. A graduate of the world-renowned School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University, Joel has an extensive background creating solutions for metal and mineral supply chains, running private consulting firm ETiK. Joel also has a background in fraud detection and asset recovery. He is an advisor to fintech company Sixpence, among other businesses and startups in tech and finance.
Joel is a humanitarian and participates in projects across the globe, including clean water initiatives and local economic development. He is on the board of directors of The Trade Foundation and the Jewelry Industry Summit. Following our Founder, Ravara maintains a steadfast focus on client success while contributing to the industry and society as a whole.