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EIS Crowdfunding Opportunities in Arts, Photography and Design by Seedrs

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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Authenticating artwork by using DNA tags to produce certificates as a solution to forgery and fraud. Tagsmart has almost 250 artists with over 11,000 tags issued across more than 23,000 pieces of artwork. Revenue is generated via commissions with retailers where the artwork is sold, rather than from the artist. Funding will be aimed at R&D to continuously improve the security and to take the brand worldwide due to interest and demand from overseas.
investment: £504,133 target: £450,008 pre-money valuation: £2,246,612
status: Expired
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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: Expired
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Maecenas is a fine art investment platform, allowing collectors to raise funds and investors to own a piece of fine art they would not normally be able to afford such as a picasso or even a Rembrandt! The investment made in the Artwork can easily be re-sold using the Maecenas platform and all investments are fully protected by insurance and a strong legal framework. 
investment: £218,249 target: £400,000 pre-money valuation: £2,825,806
status: Expired
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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: Expired
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  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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