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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Arts, Photography and Design


Widewalls is an online platform where art lovers discover and collect modern and contemporary art. In a nutshell, this platform connects art collectors and art dealers. Widewalls presents 3000 art venues, 12,000 artist profiles, and 19,000 articles covering modern and Contemporary art. This platform displays 20,000 artworks to discover and auctions results covering approximately 80% of the market over the past 4 years. In total, more than 120,000 pages on Widewalls are indexed by Google. It is the media partner of 48 international art fairs. The company's mission is to help traditional galleries and auction houses access and serve the online market more efficiently.
investment: £235,490 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £2,500,000
status: Active
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Stagedoor is a new generation theatre guide and hassle-free booking platform. It is London's first discovery-led theatre application which makes purchasing theatre tickets easy. Stagedoor is the official application for the Camden Fringe and VAULT Festival, and currently, it's having discussions to bring Stagedoor to the Edinburgh Festival. The user growth of the company has increased and reached 53,000 downloads. Furthermore, it has raised 730K from angel investors & an EU innovation grant. Stagedoor will use the funds raised in growing its user base and in improving its application and website.
investment: £176,070 target: £175,000
status: Extended
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Shuttout is a global community-driven photography marketplace that adds social significance to photographs and makes it more fit for sale. It uses features such as 'stock' (Shutterstock, 500px, Flickr), 'social media' (Instagram) and 'photo contest' (GuruShots, Viewbug) to create a unique selling environment. It started worldwide expansion, growth and user acquisition from 154 countries using Facebook and Google ads. It has also collaborated with YouTube Influencers including Rebecca Spencer (UK), Hanna Saba (Australia), and Saurav Sinha (India) to increase its userbase. Shuttout has started the facility for users to host contests by themselves. Since the launch in April 2018, it has reached 76,000+ users and has added 71,000+ photos to the platform. The platform aims to connect those who love taking photos and want to earn money from their passion with potential buyers. 
investment: £539,536 target: £550,004 pre-money valuation: £4,257,981
status: Expired
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Rock and Roost is an online retailer of hardwood furniture, designer fabrics, soft furnishings and accessories for both the domestic and high-end office markets, competing with the likes of Myakka, Susie Watson, Swoon Editions, and John Lewis.
investment: £238,270 target: £275,000 pre-money valuation: £1,825,000
status: Expired
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A photography company helping 'amateur' photographers to license their images for businesses to use. Picfair has more than 35,000 photographers from 130+ countries signed up to the service, which allows them to sell their work at a price of their choice. Picfair have seen their client's images appear on global marketing campaigns and on the front page of international publications. Investment will enable multiple streams of income and develop further global network reach.
investment: £421,920 target: £350,000 pre-money valuation: £6,472,281
status: Expired
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An online gallery comprised of the best art from the very best artists. Rise Art uses artificial intelligence alongside consumer psychology to produce personalised recommendations, which customers can 'trial' out in their personal spaces, or workplaces, to see if it meets their desires. In 2017, the company had grown with £1m in sales, almost twice YoY.
investment: £719,070 target: £650,000 pre-money valuation: £9,744,000
status: Expired
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1854 Media's purpose is to provide upcoming photographers with a platform to showcase their digital media, as well as creating visual content for brands. The award-winning owners of British Journal of Photography, with a worldwide reach of millions, are seeking investment to expand their business within the content marketing industry worth £150bn.
investment: £780,680 target: £400,000 pre-money valuation: £4,711,833
status: Expired
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Creative Minds is a community of artists giving therapeutic art sessions to care homes.  They currently have 30 artist licensees delivering 350 art sessions to over 1500 people per month.  The investment will be used to open new revenue streams and establish a global franchise presents in countries such as US, Australia and Canada.
investment: £30,420 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £566,666
status: Expired
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GalleriesNow is a revolutionary art platform rapidly becoming the most trusted source of information on galleries, artists and exhibitions worldwide. We have achieved tremendous traction in the space of one year, already working with Frieze Art Fair, Soho House and the FT and in discussions with major arts publications - and are an increasingly valuable way for galleries to interact with their audiences. We are fundraising to consolidate and bring further revenue streams on-line. Our goal is to be the perfect bridge between gallery and art buyer - join us on our journey!
investment: £33,384 target: £80,000 pre-money valuation: £721,603
status: Expired
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NJS AUDIO LIMITED Arts, Photography and Design
The School of Rock is ready to rollEven rock stars need training, although to listen to some of them you would never know. Neil Stribblehill recently quit his day job in order to put his heart and soul into Njs Audio. The company is looking for £20,000 investment to help make a reality out of Neil’s vision to make Music Lounge into a hub for musicians.Housed in a Northamptonshire Barn development, the music lounge will become the beating heart of music outside of London – offering an amazing venue for music events, as well as training spaces, top quality instruments and kit and even repair facilities.With an extensive network of musicians already awaiting invitations to the two-floor barn conversion, which will be made for chilling, retail, training and specialist hire venue, Neil is keen to get this show on the road. Neil has a First Class degree in Music Practice and Production BA (Hons) to his name – a testament to his adoration of all things music.
investment: £4,200 target: £20,000 pre-money valuation: £180,000
status: Expired
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ArtAttack is a social network for art e-commerce. They see themselves as a Instagram like app with the addition of a buy button, so it's as much an art sharing platform as it is an art selling platform. 
investment: £48,430 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £1,119,512
status: Expired
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A highly successful printing business based in the UK, with a £2.3m annual turnover, is now entering the personalised gift market. The YPP Group is launching 'CustomGifts', building upon the company's pre-existing infrastructure and offering next-day delivery with late ordering. Funding will provide development on a mobile website including birthday reminders, as well marketing the service and purchasing required materials and stock.
investment: £57,780 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £3,000,000
status: Expired
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