Often described as the Google of the Art World Barnebys.com
is an aggregator that offers art buyers daily access to a million art objects via 2,000 auction houses and art dealers around the world. The one-stop-shop service makes it easier to track down item you are searching for quickly and easily.
Barnebys the Scandinavian based startup, launched in 2011, has recently closed a new round of financing with 3.3 M USD in new equity. The investment is to expand the companys service offering support to its exploding US expansion. Notable investors are Industrifonden and Howsat Venture Partners who previously invested capital in the two successful travel aggregators, Trivago and Momondo. They have been joined by new investors to Barnebys,
Accum Kapital and Kichi Invest, two newly founded Scandinavian VC´s focusing on disruptive startups.
Speaking about the new capital injection, Christopher Barnekow, founder and CEO of Barnebys, says: Our vision is that everyone who currently only thinks of shopping for art at retail outlets now also considers our extraordinary inventory of unique items on our system from 2,000 auction houses and art dealers which offers an easy way to buy, that is affordable and delivered to your home in the kind of swift a process consumers are now expect. Barnebys is changing a 300 year old art auction industry by helping it to offer a modern consumer service.
Barnebys is a Swedish auction site that hosts objects from various auction houses to the same platform. This is to make it easier for potential bidders.