First-round funding for the UK-based Artfinder

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Artfinder, a UK-based startup wich is connecting the art and internet-world, just received an undisclosed first-round funding from Wellington Partners, Sherry Coutu and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. Artfinder offers a new way to discover, experience and share art. It gives users access to hundreds of thousands of paintings from artists around the world. With a growing number of images, artist biographies, articles and guides, Artfinder makes it easy to learn more about your favourite artists and their works. On the monetization-side Artfinder is going to generate revenue mainly via app-sales and by selling print-on-demand items or even original artworks.

Today Artfinder launched its open beta-version. This means you can now start collecting your favourite artworks, and share them with your friends via email, Twitter or Facebook.