We’re delighted to announce that we have successfully completed our Crowdcube campaign and raised a total of £834,056 from an impressive 1,320 investors!
Our CEO, Michal, says:
“On behalf of the entire team, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who took part in this round and pledged any amount, as well as those who shared our campaign, followed it, or simply wished us well. It is an honour for us to be serving such a great community and now having so many of our artists and customers on board as our shareholders is a fantastic culmination of a long journey of transformation into a B Corp, engaging all our stakeholders (customers and artists alike) in the business.
“We are of course very pleased with the result and at the same time super excited about what this means to Artfinder. We look forward to putting this investment to good use for the benefit of our entire community! We already started looking for more people to join our team and help us transform the platform (more on this on our new careers site).
“With so many art businesses struggling to find a sustainable model we are very proud to have indeed found it, and to be serving such an amazing community of talented artists from nearly 100 countries.”
Money raised will be used to deliver faster artist payments, an improved seller and buyer experience on the platform, improved customer service and scaled up customer recruitment to bring art to a wider audience of collectors and help more artists sell. Lead investor, VC firm Wellington Partners, have invested £5m in Artfinder to date.