May 9, 2011

ArtFinder brings social media to art
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Entertainment

Via Scoop.itinternetbillboards

Startup’s software offers identification and recommendation tools, as well as easy-to-build apps for galleries. Of the startup pitches I’ve heard in the past five years, ArtFinder must be the most ambitious yet believable of them all. Art, the co-founders tell me, is a sector that seems to have defied the rise of consumer internet services and remains almost entirely unexplored. Given that perspective, it’s not surprising that armed with a substantial chunk of funding from venture firms Wellington and Greylock – and a crack team of some of London‘s best developers – ArtFinder is preparing to stake out a major chunk of this space for itself.

There’s barely a startup that doesn’t offer a parallel of some part for ArtFinder’s plans. Think of movie details site IMDB, music recommendations service Last.fm, gig tracking site Songkick, online mixture site Muxtape (RIP) and Shazam, the music identification service all as shorthand for some aspect of ArtFinder is trying to do.
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