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Avant Arte

Digital platform for collectible arts

21-100 employees
  • B2C
  • Marketplace
  • Design
  • Art
  • eCommerce
Amstel III en Bullewijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Company mission

Avant Arte is a digital platform for collectible arts, exploring new ways to open the doors to art collecting. Avant Arte are working on online and offline initiatives that empower the new art collector and help artists to reach the right audience.

Top investors

60% female employees

-2% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Avant Arte started as an online community in 2015, and quickly gained a huge organic following (they currently have 2.5m+ followers on Instagram). They're now using their platform as a way to inspire and enable the next generation of art collectors.

They work with leading global contemporary artists and rising stars to produce limited edition sculptures and print editions, which they sell through their own platform (splitting profits with the artist for providing access to their pool of art collectors). The majority of their launches all sell out within minutes, showing huge demand for their products.

They're looking to disrupt the global art market, which is worth ~$70bn a year and growing. This is a space that has been dominated by auction houses like Sotheby's and Christie's and large powerful galleries like Gagosian. With a Product team run by Diogo Teles (formerly of Booking.com and REKKI) and Engineering team run by Riaz Bordie (formerly Check.com), the company’s strategy focuses on creating the best experience for buying art online, as well as fostering their community of next generation collectors and building a platform to serve all of their needs.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Generous Equity Allowance
  • Annual £1000 Learning & Development budget per employee
  • Enhance pension contribution
  • Generous Parental leave policies
  • Flexible working

Company values

  • Artists, collectors & putting the important stuff first
  • Collaboration, kindness & a collective approach
  • High-speed, high standards & full ownership

Founders

Previously Associate at Rothschild, then COO of Boiler Room. Also a Board Member of National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Christian Luiten

(Co-founder)

Curtis Penning

(Co-founder)

Diversity & Inclusion at Avant Arte

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Farai Kanjere (People Operations Manager)

  • To ensure we attract a diverse pool of candidates, we post our roles on multiple job boards including those with a focus on diversity and use tools such as blind CVs to minimise the risk of any form of bias.
  • We have introduced opportunities for training, development and progress for the whole team. For example all employees have access to the L&D budget (€1000 per year) that can be spent towards any training that will support employees to develop their full potential.
  • We review our practices and procedures annually to ensure fair treatment is maintained across all teams.
  • We are monitoring the make-up of the team regarding factors such as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability to ensure we are inclusive across different pillars.

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