As the name suggests Art Finder is a web platform that allows people to discover and share art. Artfinder plans to dramatically improve the way that consumers find, enjoy, share, learn about and ultimately purchase art on the web, mobile and tablets.Artfinder has partnered with galleries, libraries, museums and artists worldwide to build the first comprehensive online catalogue of fine art where over 250,000 works from over 400 institutions can be discovered, shared and enjoyed.On the Artfinder website, consumers can create their own ‘art gallery’, collect favourite artworks, and share them with their friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. Additionally, Artfinder’s innovative ‘magic tour’ helps consumers discover art whilst also exploring works that are recommended by friends and passionate experts.
The Artfinder founding team is comprised of entrepreneurs and engineers from Last.fm, Amazon, IAC, Yahoo, TIOTI, Cass Sculpture Foundation, /dev/fort, Tangozebra, Moshi Monsters and The Guardian.
Artfinder has secured first-round funding from European VC investor Wellington Partners, US Greylock Discovery Fund and angel investor, Sherry Coutu. The round was led by Wellington Partners.