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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Arts, Photography and Design

Art, Analysis and Research is a leading scientific art testing company which provides art authenticity and attribution reports. The company has created a suite of state-of-the-art imaging systems, materials testing and data analytics to analyse and authenticate art. Art, Analysis and Research has offices in the two major art centres of New York and London along with market-leading mobile solution. Its customer base includes major auction houses, museums, dealers and artist foundations. The funds will be used to boost sales and marketing to meet the growing market demand.
investment: Unknown target: £1,500,000
status: Active 112 days
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Koor aims at helping singers become more musical and confident. Founded by an experienced conductor and software engineer, Koor aims to support choirs in extending the complexity and range of their repertoire. It has already released the Beta version of the app. The company has three revenue streams: advertising and sponsorship by music publishers, general advertising, and subscription payments. With the proceeds, the company will set up its first recording unit. Furthermore, it will enhance workforce, record content for the app, and purchase recording equipment and install it.
investment: £77,544 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £660,000
status: Active 22 days
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78% of Funding Target Achieved
Shuttout is a global community-driven photography marketplace that adds social significance to photographs and makes it more fit for sale. It uses features such as 'stock' (Shutterstock, 500px, Flickr), 'social media' (Instagram) and 'photo contest' (GuruShots, Viewbug) to create a unique selling environment. It started worldwide expansion, growth and user acquisition from 154 countries using Facebook and Google ads. It has also collaborated with YouTube Influencers including Rebecca Spencer (UK), Hanna Saba (Australia), and Saurav Sinha (India) to increase its userbase. Shuttout has started the facility for users to host contests by themselves. Since the launch in April 2018, it has reached 76,000+ users and has added 71,000+ photos to the platform. The platform aims to connect those who love taking photos and want to earn money from their passion with potential buyers. 
investment: £539,536 target: £550,004 pre-money valuation: £4,257,981
98% of Funding Target Achieved
GalleriesNow is a revolutionary art platform rapidly becoming the most trusted source of information on galleries, artists and exhibitions worldwide. We have achieved tremendous traction in the space of one year, already working with Frieze Art Fair, Soho House and the FT and in discussions with major arts publications - and are an increasingly valuable way for galleries to interact with their audiences. We are fundraising to consolidate and bring further revenue streams on-line. Our goal is to be the perfect bridge between gallery and art buyer - join us on our journey!
investment: £33,384 target: £80,000 pre-money valuation: £721,603
42% of Funding Target Achieved
Photocrowd is a photograph community that connects photographers with one another. It also provides a platform for these photographers to earn money from their best photographs. Photocrowd currently have 31,000 members signed up in 166 different countries. 
investment: £591,080 target: £450,000 pre-money valuation: £1,370,388
131% of Funding Target Achieved
Beart are the first reward-based crowdfunding platform that is designed specifically for art. It's aim is to bring together artists, curators, galleries, collectors, museums and foundations. 
investment: £78,385 target: £75,003 pre-money valuation: £1,301,199
105% of Funding Target Achieved
ISO Spaces designs and manufactures bespoke modular buildings made from recycled shipping containers. ISO Spaces have previously converted shipping containers into bars, restaurants, retail spaces, offices and accomodation. To date they have worked with some well known brands such as; Jeep, EE and the BBC. 
investment: £439,920 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £1,841,328
147% of Funding Target Achieved
The British Journal of Photography (BJP) is a monthly magazine dedicated to comtemporary photography. In the last 3 years, the print magazine has been completely re-designed and since then, BJP have launched new apps, new events and awards aimed at capturing the next generation of readers. 
investment: £397,250 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £962,760
265% of Funding Target Achieved
Plumen are aiming to persuade people to use energy efficient lighting by creating beautiful bulbs. To date, Plumen have expanded the business and funded R&D using their own sales. However now they are looking to expand. Plumen are seeking investment to: launch new product ranges, support and grow sales into new markets and develop smart lighting for launch in 2017. 
investment: £635,220 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £6,293,478
127% of Funding Target Achieved
ArtAttack is a social network for art e-commerce. They see themselves as a Instagram like app with the addition of a buy button, so it's as much an art sharing platform as it is an art selling platform. 
investment: £48,430 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £1,119,512
48% of Funding Target Achieved
Maecenas is a fine art investment platform, allowing collectors to raise funds and investors to own a piece of fine art they would not normally be able to afford such as a picasso or even a Rembrandt! The investment made in the Artwork can easily be re-sold using the Maecenas platform and all investments are fully protected by insurance and a strong legal framework. 
investment: £218,249 target: £400,000 pre-money valuation: £2,825,806
55% of Funding Target Achieved
Rock and Roost is an online retailer of hardwood furniture, designer fabrics, soft furnishings and accessories for both the domestic and high-end office markets, competing with the likes of Myakka, Susie Watson, Swoon Editions, and John Lewis.
investment: £238,270 target: £275,000 pre-money valuation: £1,825,000
87% of Funding Target Achieved
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