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Art and start ups
One of the start ups I have invested in has been going through a financial restructure as it is re capitalised. The start up is focused on the art market and it is not yet live so I can not reveal too much but this article is a very useful insight into the business model opportunity.
An exceptional auction house was born in 1744 in the heart of London on New Bond Street. That house built a revered tradition of uniting collectors with word-class works of art and marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. Now, almost three centuries after, Sotheby’s auction house is crumbling. The victims: approximately 250 auctions each year in over 70 categories. 1 “The unprecedented shakeup follows a losing battle with an activist investor, a change in leadership, and a pricey acquisition of an art advisory firm, and it puts the auctioneer in a dicey position just before one of its big sale seasons.
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