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Top 8 Startups in the Art Industry

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Countless Art startups are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 8 well-known and fast-growing Art companies that impressed investors.


8 Art Startups

1) Spoonflower

1) Spoonflower

Spoonflower is an online fabric and textile design community that offers custom fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, and decal printing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Durham
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Gart Davis, Stephen Fraser
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $25,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

2) Kuaikan Manhua

2) Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua is an internet store where customers may purchase e-comic books.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Anni Chen, Runchao Li, Ye Mingxiang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $354,219,925
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

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3) Meishubao

3) Meishubao

Meishubao is a children's online painting learning platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Gan Ling
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $359,894,952
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

4) Startbahn

4) Startbahn

The goal of Startbahn is to create a more enriched society by offering the technology that artists and others interested in the arts require all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Taihei Shii
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: ¥1,580,027,820
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

5) Musement

5) Musement

Musement is a travel companion that lets you book tickets for activities and attractions in over 1000 destinations all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alessandro Petazzi, Claudio Bellinzona, Fabio Zecchini, Paolo Giulini
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $16,465,762
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

6) Singulart

6) Singulart

Singulart believes that the digital environment is a critical tool for increasing transparency and equity in the art market.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Brice Lecompte, Denis Fayolle, Vera Kempf
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: € 12,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

7) Displate

7) Displate

Displate is a magnet-mounted metal poster marketplace and manufacturer based in the United States.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jacek Świgost, Karol Banaszkiewicz
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $4,333,098
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) MediBang

8) MediBang

MediBang is an internet-based communication company that helps people communicate through art.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: ¥540,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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