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Jun 25th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020

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Artfinder is the art world's first certified B corporation that is on a mission to create a world where art benefits everyone. Operating in the $55 billion+ wall décor and online art market, the company is backed by Wellington Partners, and private investors in the UK, US and Switzerland. It has 60,000 customers, 6,000 artists and a collection of 470,000 artworks. The company believes in establishing direct contact with artists to select or commission work and negotiate prices. Customers have rated the company highly with 4.8+ Trustpilot reviews. The company will use the investment to supercharge its growth, grow its team and improve its platform.

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Artfinder Rating Review

Rated on 30/06/2020

Pitch Rated

85%

Gold

Management

90%

Product

83%

Investment

81%

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    50-64%
    Room for improvement
    65-79%
    Worth considering
    80%+
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Management 90%

Skills 91%
Artfinder is managed by a diverse and skilled team that includes specialists in the fields of art, marketing, software development, e-commerce, finance, and IT. The CEO is a technology specialist skilled in digital marketing, agile methodologies, e-commerce and web development. He has been associated with Artfinder since January 2013 and acted as the CTO and COO prior to becoming a CEO in December 2017. Artfinder's lead curator is a commercial art consultant having a varied skillset including curating, sourcing art, exhibition management, art sales, artist mentoring, and marketing and PR. The recently appointed CTO specialises in agile methodologies, scalable systems, e-commerce and cloud computing. The part-time CMO of the company is a digital marketing expert since 1995 who is proficient in running and starting industry-leading agencies and client-side digital businesses and raising Venture Capital funds. The communications head is a media and communication professional skilled in media relations, communications strategy, campaign, and event management. The Finance and Operations Manager who is efficient in delivering management reporting and accounting is also the holder of the Xero certification and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. The Chairman is a serial entrepreneur having deep industry knowledge in contemporary art, venture capital, private equity and business development. In 2012, his publication 'Making Art Work in the Workplace' in partnership with the British Council of Office focussed on the effects of deploying art in offices/workplaces.

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  • 225%
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    £250,000
    target

    £10,000,000
    pre-money valuation

    2.44%
    equity available

    969
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    £583
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    company status

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    incorporated 10 years

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