Artfinder, a London, UK-based art marketplace, closed a US$2.2m funding round.
The round was led by Oxford Capital with participation from William Tunstall-Pedoe, the Cambridge-based entrepreneur who played a senior role in the team that defined, built and launched Amazon Echo. In conjunction with the funding, Oxford Capital partner, Tom Bradley, will join Artfinder’s Board of Directors.
The company will use the funds to accelerate its US growth and extend its deep visual search technology with machine learning capabilities to enable users to quickly find what they like.
Led by Swedish tech entrepreneur Jonas Almgren, Artfinder is an art marketplace that connects 500,000 subscribers around the world with 8,500 artists and galleries internationally, and 250,000+ artworks in categories including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage.
The company, which is opening a US office in Miami, Florida, in February 2017, is also backed by Wellington Partners, Cambridge Angels and other private investors in the UK, the US and Switzerland.