Artfinder: the art marketplace
On a mission to make art sustainable, accessible, affordable, and a joy to discover, while supporting artists to make a living doing what they love.
Our mission for a better art world
At Artfinder, we do things a little differently. Our mission is to make art accessible, affordable, and a viable career for artists. We help buyers find pieces that they can’t find anywhere else. We value doing the right thing for our artists and customers and staying true to who we are above all else.
Creativity and authenticity underpin everything we do - it’s hard-coded into our DNA.
We strive to ensure art is accessible for everyone, whether you’re an artist or customer.
We’re unafraid to make bold choices if it means delivering a better experience.
We champion a fair, equitable and open marketplace that rewards both artists and customers.
We connect artists with buyers
We launched Artfinder to challenge the industry to offer a fair and sustainable marketplace for artists, where anyone can discover and buy original art. We’re committed to eliminating the ‘starving artist’ syndrome and believe that affordable art and artist success shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.
Founded by Spencer Hyman as a last.fm for art;. Initial funding from Wellington Partners, Graylock + Northzone
Launched as an art marketplace with 14 artists on the platform
1,000 artists live on the platform. Investment from Cambridge Angels and Wellington Partners
Reached 50K+ artworks sold
Launched new branding. Oxford Capital invest in the business
First major equality campaign
Formed Curatorial Board and 100K+ artworks sold
Launched tree planting partnership with Ecologi. Successful Crowdfunding round
Formed artist ambassadors board. 7,000 artists live on the platform, selling in over 108 countries
Why we’re B Corp certified
We’re focused on giving back. We passionately believe that businesses can be a force for good – that’s why we're a living wage employer, working on planting trees for a more sustainable world. Our B Corp certification proves we’re accountable for the social and environmental choices we make and impact we have, as a business and as individuals.
We’re a ‘Climate-Positive Workforce’
During a year that turned so many things on its head, we decided to make a positive impact. We partnered with Ecologi to take a giant leap toward becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.
A sustainable art market for all
We support ‘made-to-last’ art, ethical production, and being a business that improves lives by supporting sustainability and creativity in communities around the world.
Celebrating our community investors
We’re delighted to welcome 1,239 new investors from within our community, including artists and buyers. Among Artfinder’s shareholders are Venture Capital funds, including Wellington Partners and Oxford Capital and art lovers passionate about our vision.