Case Study: Artsy
The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online
Artsy was founded by Carter Cleveland as an online art resource for collecting and education purposes in 2009. The company wanted to address the lack of a universal resource for collectors and art educators to find pieces without actually going to a museum.
What’s their current status?
According to Crunchbase: Artsy last raised a $50m round where the plan is to use the investment to dive deeper into auctions, which today are the fastest-growing part of the site after the company secured partnerships with Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, the three leading brick-and-mortar auction houses.
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