Qrator.com, a London, UK-based modern art & design e-commerce platform, raised $810k in funding.
Backers included unnamed from international investors.
Led by CEO Nikolas Ioannidis, Qrator allows independent artists and designers of minimal aesthetic items to reach a global market of design-conscious people who wish to discover and buy unique items in the categories of art, interior, women’s and men’s accessories, and gadgets.
Featured products include handcrafted furniture, lighting, kitchenware, artwork, jewelry and smart tech.
The online marketplace, which features 4,000+ curated items from some 350 independent international makers, hosts individual e-shops featuring free product listings, social media links, private mailboxes, secure PayPal payment, hotline and live-chat customer support, and option to save, comment on and share products.