Art startup: Artilinki secures 300k in funding


Artilinki, the Lyon based social network for art professionals, their fans and curators, has just received 300,000 Euro in funding from several seed investors.

The promising startup has been launched in 2010 and was introduced during the Shanghai World Expo (in June 2010). The goal of the Artilinki team was it to create a real social network dedicated to art with the hability to easily interact with other social networks. The content on Artilinki concerns ART and only ART.

The young company also announced on its blog, that it will soon end the beta phase and release a new version of In addition to this next big step, Artilinki will soon be available on IPad, IPhone, IPod Touch and Android platforms to offer new communication channels and great opportunities for creative people.

Right now, the arts related social network is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Partuguese, Chinese and Hungarian. The art startup is going to monetize its service most likely through premium accounts / services and advertising.