Artland, a platform dedicated to connecting art collectors and galleries worldwide, which was founded by Danish brothers Mattis and Jeppe Curth, has just announced a successful funding round of $1 million. The new investors include one of the world’s most famous handball players, Mikkel Hansen; Olympic dressage champion Andreas Helgstrand; musician and songwriter Shaka Loveless; Airhelp founder Nicolas Michaelsen and early investor in Airhelp Poul Oddershede. They join art curator Jens-Peter Brask and other early-stage seed investors in Artland.
The Copenhagen-based company was founded in 2016 and connects art lovers worldwide. From the established collector, gallerist or artist to the novice with a budding interest. The Artland app is available globally for iOS and Android. The idea is to create an art community that has the potential to make the art world more open, especially for newcomers.
The investor Mikkel Hansen commented: “I have often wondered why the art world seems to be so complicated — especially if you’re a newcomer who wants to buy an art piece, it’s a challenge to find information about the artist, the price range and so forth. I hope Artland will help the art world become more transparent and available to both new and seasoned art collectors.”
The Artland app is meant to be a new and handy tool to promote and discover the next generation of talented artists. Artland co-founder and CEO Mattis Curth emphasizes that this new funding will help Artland scale its business and to further grow the current base of tens of thousands of collectors and galleries all over the world
The Artland app is a professional network for collectors and galleries. It allows users to create profiles, upload photos of their collections and connect with like-minded art lovers and, potentially, art buyers. Art lovers both experienced and new to collecting can simply create a profile and browse, making art more accessible to all.
“We are in a period where the art world is ripe for transformation. The art world has been slow to adapt to new technologies, and now we see the huge need for it,” says CEO Mattis Curth. “The most important thing for us right now is that we continue our high growth — and this active investor group is fully supporting our vision and bringing in strong competencies.”